Nissan has released a teaser to get us excited about its presence at next week’s 2016 New York Auto Show.

No details were released apart from this single photo, which clearly depicts the rear of a GT-R.

We’re not talking about a new model, even though the current GT-R, the R35, is starting to look a bit dated. Its basic design hasn't changed much at all since its launch for the 2009 model year. While a successor is planned, it’s still a couple of years off so in the meantime Nissan will continue to update the current car.

2017 Nissan GT-R facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2017 Nissan GT-R facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

Nissan has already been spotted testing an updated version of the current GT-R, and this is possibly the version we’ll see next week in New York. The car should reach showrooms later in the year, as a 2017 model (for the 2016 model year we got the 45th Anniversary Gold Edition and GT-R NISMO here in the U.S.).

It’s not clear what updates we can expect but prototypes featured a tweaked front section. There could be a few mechanical changes, too, given Nissan’s habit of making the GT-R faster almost every year.

We should have all the details soon as the New York Auto Show starts March 23. In the meantime, visit our dedicated hub to learn about some of the other vehicles set to appear.


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