Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Los Alamitos, CA
2017 GTR Impressions
So as some of you know, I traded in my 2016 C7 Z51 (with 2025 miles) in on a 2017 Nissan GTR. A Nissan, right? Seems weird to me too.
A few asked for my impressions on the car so I decided to start a new thread in the appropriate forum. I have less than 200 miles on the car so I'll update this thread periodically.
Had clear bra applied to the entire front end (to include fenders, hood and mirrors).
Manual says to stay below 3500 rpm and 50% throttle for the first 300 miles. Fortunately, you can select a virtual throttle gauge. I've only gone to about 40% throttle and at 3500 rpm this thing is quick. Bear in mind I'm seeing no boost with normal shifts. Shifting manually with the paddle shifters (upshifts mostly) to allow for varying of rpms during break in.
I think you feel the heft of the weight during braking. Not that this thing doesn't stop, it does very nicely, but I feel the pedal very progressively under deceleration. The GTR stops more quickly than most everything out there. The huge calipers are there for a reason.
Build quality and fit/finish are very good to outstanding. I didn't find anything to complain about from the showroom floor. That is unusual.
I haven't taken this to the canyons yet so I'll leave the cornering/handling impressions out for now. Feels very planted in the corners with good feedback from the driver controls. Not numb at all.
I can see why some say this car is boring. It's just too easy to get yourself into trouble quickly, and this is with myself being limited to <50% throttle and 3500 rpms. At 100% throttle and redline this is just going to be a moving violation.
A fellow forum member picked one of these up a few years ago and to paraphrase his impressions after owning a lot of the supercars out there, he stated "this might be the best car I've ever driven". High praise and he had owned true supercars worth several hundreds of thousands of dollars. I'm making payments. Your mileage may vary.
Lastly, I still have my 2007 Lotus Exige S, a new 2016 BMW S1000RR, 2017 Yamaha R1M and a 2016 Toyota Tacoma Sport 4X4 (if that counts). Pick the right tool for the job.
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