GTR R35.17

Its been over a month since I posted, quite disappointed with me as cars are my passion, but I was also focusing on getting grad school apps done and other commitments. Anyways, hopefully I won’t be gone this long again. (By the way, the left is a 2017 GTR and right is a 2015 Black Edition, throughout this post. Interior shot of 2015 might not be black edition).

So following the awesome looking NISMO GTR as well as the 45th anniversary edition GTR; Nissan updated the GTR to follow the current design scheme of its current line up. The new 2017 GTR features updated exterior aesthetics, wheels, redesigned interior with “easier” controls & improved quality, more options such as a titanium-exhaust, and more to come. The 2017 GTR will be released this summer for purchase.

This was a scheduled update, but also very strategic to have a refreshed “new” model to compete with other newly released cars…..ehmm NSX! All in all I’m iffy about the update, but in certain angles it looks awesome and even wider. However, I shouldn’t pout, as a GTR fan I know Nissan always releases specials/updates of the GTR. The R35 has received a 2011 refresh, 2015 re-update, GTR Spec-V model, Black Edition, Nismo/Nismo N edition, 45th Anniversary, and now 2017 refresh. (I think I’m forgetting one or two).

Anyways, do guys like it? Should they have made a limited manual trans model? With the NSX being all-wheel drive and termed as an everyday car too, will it take away GTR sales? Will a price increase be necessary?

PERFECTION……WAS ALMOST THERE

NISMO 350Z MODEL REACHED PERFECTION FOR THE Z33 MODEL. IN JAPAN IT WAS TAKEN FURTHER WITH THE 380RS MODEL. HOWEVER MOST WOULD AGREE THE ONE PART THAT WAS THE MAJOR MISSING LINK WAS THE INTERIOR.

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THE CAR HAD THE LOOKS ON THE OUTSIDE, BUT I BELIEVE U.S. DESIGN ENGINEERS HAD TOO MUCH OF A SAY ON THE INTERIOR QUALITY. IF THERE WASN’T GOING TO BE A SPECIFIC ENGINE FOR THE Z; THE QUALITY OF THIS VEHICLE SHOULD HAVE BEEN UPPED TO MATCH ITS RIVAL–THE S2000–IN LOOKS INSIDE AND OUT.589048379_PucDi-XL

ThE 370z (Z34) FOLLOWED THROUGH WITH AN UPDATED INTERIOR AND OTHER GOODIES, BUT FAILED IN LOOKING AS DYNAMIC AND THRILLING. THE NISMO MODEL DOESN’T LOOK AS AGGRESSIVE OR INTERESTING AS THE 350Z. I’M NOT SURE WHATS NEXT, BUT THE NEXT MODEL SHOULD BE A COMBINATION OF BOTH VEHICLES TO MAKE THE PERFECT MACHINE AS IT WAS IN THE BEGINNING.  HOWEVER CHECK OUT THE UPDATE FOR THE NISMO EDITION, LOOKS MUCH MORE DYNAMIC AND THE LINES ARE MORE EMPHASIZED AS THE Z33 MODEL WERE.2014nissannismo370zgal52014nissannismo370zgal7