If you’re a fan of the Nissan Skyline GT-R like we are, you’ll appreciate this. Nissan’s new 2017-spec NISMO GT500 GT-R was recently revealed at the Twin Ring Motegi in Japan, alongside debuts by competitors Honda and Lexus. For the 2017, the GT500 GT-R finds a lowered centre of gravity and an optimization of weight distribution for a more dynamic ride. All in an effort to continue the success for Nissan in recent years, which won the championship 2014 and 2015 and won five of the eight rounds in 2016.
President and CEO of NISMO, Takao Katagiri, states, “We hope to thrill fans with a fast, more appealing GT-R that will excite fans as it lines up on the grid for the opening round competing against the new Lexus and Honda machines…We will make further development improvements during off-season tests and aim to create a race car that will shine brilliantly within the history of motorsports.” To see the 2017 Nissan GT-R NISMO GT500 in action, keep an eye out for the NISMO Festival in Japan scheduled for Fuji International Speedway on December 11.