Nissan has revealed a new variant of its performance icon, the GT-R. The Nissan GT-R Track Edition, based on the 2017 model year GT-R, sits above the Premium, Prestige and Black Edition in the model range, but below the flagship GT-R Nismo.

As its name implies, the Track Edition been engineered for thrill-seeking track enthusiasts by the dedicated team at Nismo, with a higher level of performance than the standard GT-R.

Performance modifications to further improve the R35’s dynamics include bespoke Bilstein Damptronic suspension. A race-tuned set-up, this is designed to optimise straight-line and cornering stability. A new lightweight anti-roll bar has also been added to increase body stiffness and reduce weight.

Nismo Racing Black forged 20-inch aluminium wheels and tyres are part of the Track Edition package, in addition to a wider front bumper. However, the exact spec varies by market.


For example, Track Edition cars in Germany come with carbon-backed Recaro seats as standard, with a carbon rear spoiler available as an option. In the UK, the black/red Recaro seats from the GT-R Black Edition are fitted, while the carbon spoiler is standard. A CF boot lid and the carbon-backed seats are optional. What’s standard everywhere is a carbon Track Edition badge attached to the dashboard.

The Track Edition is no stripped-out race special, and includes the standard car’s new eight-inch NissanConnect touchscreen infotainment system and 11-speaker Bose audio, among other things.

No change in power, which means 570 PS and 637 Nm of torque from a 3.8 litre twin-turbo V6 engine hand-assembled from start to finish by a single takumi craftsman. The VR38DETT transfers drive to all four wheels via a six-speed dual clutch transmission. Deliveries will start from early November.

GALLERY: 2017 Nissan GT-R