2017 Nissan GT-R Changes: Do You Know What Takumis Do?

Word of the day: Takumi. In a short video, Nissan introduced experts that build the engines for the 2017 Nissan GT-R. The famous adrenaline-pumping sports car is located at the central part of the Nissan’s booth at the 2016 New York Auto Show, where it’s going to show off its fresh exterior, more power, and improved performance. But the real stars of this year’s show will be the Takumis.

The 2017 Nissan GT-R is powered by a twin-turbo 3.8-liter V6 engine and every single unit has an engine beneath the hood that’s been hand built by one of the five Takumis, Nissan’s masters of the engine building art. With fanatic dedication to the technology of assembling the engines and unprecedented craftsmanship, those guys make the 2017 GT-R not just a fast and passionate car, but a masterpiece of engineering, too.

2017 Nissan GT-R V6 Engine Changes

2017 Nissan GT-R Engine Changes

Thanks to the elaborate changes that altered the coupe’s exterior, the 2017 model year looks better, more masculine and powerful. But, the appearance isn’t everything. The full-blooded racer got an improved engine with more power to be transferred to the rubber touching the road. Now, the GT-R’s V6 engine delivers 565 horsepower at 6,800 rpm and and 467 lb-ft of twist at 3,300-5,800 rpm. This way, the model displayed at the 2016 New York Auto Show has 20 horsepower and 4 lb-ft more than the 2016 GT-R.

2017 GT-R Coupe

Muscles and Tux

Although those changes don’t seem like they’re bringing a dramatic improvement, the automaker says that the 2017 Nissan GT-R accelerates noticeably better than before and its other driving features were improved as well. They’re proud to add that the car got a bit of refinement, too. With better noise cancellation and smoother ride, the revised GT-R won’t be just a rough and powerful athlete, but a civilized gentleman as well.

2017 Nissan GT-R

Photos: Nissan North America

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