2017 Nissan GT-R: More Power, More Comfort, New Nose, Still Stupid Fast

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You may find this hard to believe, but the 2017 model year will mark the 10th year of production for the Nissan GT-R. It’s been around a whole decade now, and it’s still one of the cars you’d least want to drag race. While it’s getting toward the end of its run, Nissan’s keeping it fresh the usual way: more power, nicer interior, new nose.

Nissan said the updated GT-R is now rated at 565 horsepower, an increase of 20 HP over last year’s model. New seats, Nappa leather, a better nav and infotainment system, and more apps (apps!) make it a friendly, more daily-drivable beast than it was.

There’s also a new 8-inch capacitive touch panel monitor instead of the old 7-inch unit, paddle shifters on the steering wheel now, way fewer buttons than before, and a new titanium exhaust.

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Sounds like these tweaks make the GT-R a bit more of a grand tourer than it’s been, and at least somewhat more worthy of its $100,000 starting price tag. Is it enough to keep the GT-R relevant until it becomes a world-destroying hybrid spaceship with its next iteration.

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Am I the only person who finds the GT-R hideous looking? It’s got the performance specs to shut me up, but man, this thing is ugly. Like, Juke ugly.