BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (29th April, 2017) – Boustead Sdn Bhd unveiled the 2017 Nissan GT-R at the newly-revamped Nissan High Performance Centre (NHPC), Beribi during an exclusive preview today. The new GT-R features a refreshed look both exterior and interior, together with a major driving performance enhancements – the most substantial changes to the Nissan’s flagship supercar since its local introduction in 2009.
The 2017 GT-R’s exterior receives a thorough makeover giving a sportier and sharper looking car, as well as an aerodynamically efficient one with more stability at high speeds, while keeping a 0.26 drag coefficient. One of the notable changes is the new “V-motion” grille, slightly enlarged to provide better engine cooling, together with a new hood featuring pronounced character lines flowing flawlessly from the grille to enhance stability during high-speed driving.
In the cabin is a redesigned, premium interior befitting a high-performance supercar – the entire dashboard is new, including an instrument panel wrapped in a single, seamless piece of hand-selected Nappa leather artfully stitched with Takumi-style precision. The cushion layer of the instrument panel leather has been updated with a new, thinner material to reduce weight, and the front seats themselves are also lighter, providing more comfort and support on long drives. Also new for the 2017 GT-R are fresh colors that complement the car’s sophisticated character. The interior comes in four different options: the newly added Rakuda Tan, Amber Red, Ivory and Black.
The GT-R’s award-winning 3.8-liter V6 24-valve twin-turbocharged engine – each unit handcrafted by its own Takumi technician – now delivers 565 horsepower at 6800. Furthermore, a more rigid body structure and new suspension allow the GT-R’s tires, wrapped around new 20-inch 15-spoke forged aluminum wheels, to hold the road surface better, giving it better stability through quick lateral transitions and higher overall cornering speed.
Along with all the performance enhancements, the 2017 GT-R is the most comfortable example to date, with a new sense of elegance and civility rare in such a high-performance supercar. The new GT-R exhibits a smoother ride quality than the outgoing model, and its cabin remains much quieter at all speeds thanks to Active Noise Cancellation technology and new sound absorption materials, including an acoustic glass windshield.
“Today, not only do we celebrate the legacy of Nissan GT-R, we also celebrate the inauguration of the upgraded NHPC. As the ultimate icon of Nissan driving pleasure, the Nissan GT-R deserves the highest standard of service and care to deliver peak driving experience. Now equipped with sophisticated tools and machinery from Japan, the centre vows to cater to all possible needs of GT-R owners in the country. It will also serve as the only showroom in the country to have the Nissan GT-R on display and for sale”, said Mr. Lim Jin Lee, Executive Manager of Boustead Sdn Bhd during his welcoming speech.
Mr. Lim took the opportunity to share the latest vision of Nissan to move towards “zero emissions vehicles, zero fatalities on the road” driving future as part of Nissan Intelligent Mobility. All told, Nissan Intelligent Mobility represents cutting edge technological advances by Nissan: safety innovations through autonomous technology, such as high-stability control and high-reliability drive systems; high-efficiency powertrains, including alternative and conventional fuel engines with advanced transmissions; and energy management solutions. Yet beyond these technical specifications, Nissan is preparing to embark on customer focused strategy in line with their goal, Nissan Customer Power 2022, to improve driver and passenger experience with Intelligent Mobility, and at the same time positioning Nissan as the leading brand in Asia.
A GT-R Heritage Day was scheduled on the following day, 30th April 2017, from 10AM – 4PM, at Nissan Showroom, Beribi, showcasing various generations of Nissan GT-R to the public.