It was long time coming, after making its debut at 2016 Auto Expo earlier this year Nissan GT-R has been launched in India. Launched under the presence of Nissan India’s brand ambassador John Abraham, the Godzilla broke cover at Rs. 1.99 crore (ex-showroom Delhi). Bookings opened from September for a token amount of Rs. 25 lakh and it will be brought to India via CBU route. The GT-R will be sold exclusively via brand’s Noida dealership which will feature country’s first ever Nissan high performance division. The car might not generate any volumes but it will surely give Nissan the much needed boost in the country.
The beast from the east GT-R is powered by twin turbo 3.8 litre V6-engine that delivers a ridiculous 570PS of max output and 637Nm of torque. It is clubbed with a 6-speed dual clutch transmission that transmits power to all wheels via Nissan’s ATTESA E-TS all-wheel drive system. It is the fastest four-seater as it sprints 0-100 kmph within a scanty 3 seconds before hitting the top speed of 315 km/hr.
Space and dimensions:
The two door powerhouse measure 4719mm in length, 1895mm in width, and 1370mm in height and It offers wheelbase and cargo volume of 2779mm and 249 liters respectively.
Nissan GT-R is available in seven exterior paint schemes- Katsura Orange, Pearl Black, Vibrant Red, Daytona Blue, Gun Metallic, Ultimate Silver and Storm White.
Thanks to facelift, new GT-R now gets sharper front fascia with wider V-motion front grille and larger mesh to let more air in for better cooling. The aerodynamic look of GT-R is further enhanced by updated headlight cluster, stronger bonnet, revised front and rear bumpers. On the sides, the noticeable side lines, new set of alloy wheels and deeper side sills give GT-R an aggressive outlook while at rear it bears twin LED tail lights, silver finish diffuser and new titanium exhaust system.
Like exterior, cabin has also undergone some modifications along with range of options for interior trim- black, ivory, red and tan. The cabin sports premium leather embellishments shift lever, central console and door panels. The semi-aniline leather seats get elegant hand stitching. Features on board are customizable 8.0 inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple car play and Android auto, Bose surround system with 11 speakers, multi-function steering wheel, rear view camera, noise cancellation feature to reduce road and wind noise. The number of buttons has been reduced from 27 to 11 while additional controls are placed behind the gear shifter.
In terms of safety, it is packed with six airbags, anti-lock braking system (ABS) with electronic brake force distribution (EBD), vehicle dynamic control, front and rear sonar sensors, traction control system, auto headlamps, seat belt pre-tensioners, tyre pressure monitoring system etc.