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Nissan freshens up the GT-R Nismo for 2017 (pictures)

Sporting all the same upgrades as the standard GT-R, with a heapin' helpin' of performance-oriented kit, the GT-R Nismo remains one of the most hard-core cars you can buy for (relatively) cheap.

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When Nissan updated the GT-R for 2017, it was all but obvious than the hopped-up GT-R Nismo would receive the same updates. It was more a matter of when, not if.

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Unlike the standard GT-R, the Nismo packs a load of carbon fiber in the front bumper.

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Nissan claims it's its highest-downforce car to date, which will be great for all the track junkies out there.

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The twin-turbocharged V-6 under its hood puts out 600 horsepower and 481 pound-feet of torque.

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The car will be available in four different exterior colors, although we don't know why you'd want anything but this great shade of white.

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The Nismo also packs the same chassis updates as the standard model, making it stiffer before any additional tweaks.

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But additional tweaks abound! Engineers adjusted the shocks, springs and sway bars.

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There's also a Nismo-specific tuning on the adjustable dampers.

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Inside, the cockpit shares the same button culling as the standard model, dropping from 27 interior switches to just 11.

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Both the dashboard and the wheel are wrapped in Alcantara suede.

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Another unique bit for the Nismo are its leather Recaro sport seats with red suede inserts.

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The GT-R Nismo is assembled in Tochigi, Japan.

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