Following its global reveal, the 2017 Nissan GT-R Track Edition will make its launch debut in the United States during the New York International Auto Show in April. The Track Edition is positioned between the Premium and Nismo variants in the GT-R line-up for the US, priced from USD127,990 (RM565,395).

Five exterior paint colours are offered for US customers – Solid Red, Jet Black, Super Silver, Pearl White and Blaze Metallic. Begining with chassis enhancements, the special GT-R comes with bespoke Bilstein Damptronic suspension while the body gets additional adhesive bonding and spot welding to make it even more rigid than the Premium.

If that isn’t enough, the Track Edition features a 17.3 mm hollow rear anti-roll bar (versus 15.9 mm for Premium model), which raises roll stiffness while reducing weight. There also specially developed links fitted to the front double wishbone suspension, which increases castor trail to improve straight-line and cornering stability.

The Track Edition also gets plenty of Nismo items, including GT-R Nismo front fenders, 20-inch Nismo six-spoke forged aluminium-alloy wheels, Nismo-spec, nitrogen-filled Dunlop Sports Maxx GT600 tyres, and a unique dry carbon-fibre rear spoiler. Meanwhile, the cabin adopts a red and black colour scheme, a pair of Recaro seats, and a special plaque on the centre console for identification.

No changes in terms of power, with the same VR38DETT 3.8 litre twin-turbo V6 fitted under the bonnet. Unlike the full fat Nismo variant that offers 600 hp/652 Nm, the Track Edition retains the Premium’s output of “just” 565 hp/633 Nm.