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2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo: Same Power, Higher Price

Well, it seems the Godzilla got the latest and last update. A very expensive update, it should be noted. Compared to the standard GT-R, recently refreshed, the hard-core NISMO version appears to boast a much revised interior, better aerodynamics as well as improved handling. However, if you expected the model would get more power, it doesn’t pay to get hoped. The GT-R Nismo is still equipped with a 3.8-litre V6 to deliver the same 600 horses. And last but not least: the eye-watering pricing tag.

Actually, if compared to the first debuting 2008 GT-R with the base price of $69,850, this year’s Nismo pricing has been plainly skyrocketed, and it grieves to the very heart. Performance cars can’t be cheap, that is the point, but is the 2017 Nismo still a bargain? That is the question. Featuring some heavy interior improvements, with plenty of features including a 8-inch touchscreen, a redesigned steering wheel, an enlarged grille or a reinforced hood, a pimped-out GT-R though gets the same power. However, the Godzilla does cost a kick-ass $176,585 pricing tag. For what a reason, for a paint, the only option available? It is faster, as Nissan said, and pretty nicer, but the price disappointingly frustrates a bit.