The renowned Japanese auto firm, Nissan has finally launched its super sports car, the GT-R in India at the price of INR 1.99 Crore (ex-showroom Delhi). The pre-bookings for the car had already been started since September 1, 2016, with the token of INR 25 Lakh. The GT-R will be brought in India via CBU route and initially it will be sold through Delhi only.
In India, the Bollywood actor John Abraham is the first to get laid his hands on this beautiful and powerful beast. The auto enthusiast actor was also presented at the launching event of the car.
Globally, the Nissan GT-R marked its presence back in 2007, and after almost a decade, now finally here she is! Better late than never.
However, what we have in the country is the most updated 2017 Nissan GT-R model. In India, the car debut at Delhi Auto Expo in early this year, where she managed to turn the head of the audience with its sharp and sleek design. The anticipated thing about the car is its efficient engine, despite low volume the GT-R produces monstrous power compare to the other car of the segment.
The highly expensive 2+2 seater, sports beauty gets a handmade 3.8-litre V6 24-Valve twin turbocharged engine which is capable of churning out the maximum power of 570 hp at 6,800 rpm after receiving the small bump, and the peak torque of 637 Nm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed dual-clutch transmission and power is set to the all four wheels. To spit out the burned gases, the car gets set of titanium exhaust system. The GT-R attains 0-100 kmph in sub 3-seconds and goes up to the top speed of 315 kmph.
Interestingly, the Japanese auto maker has also rolled out a ‘GT-R Drone’ which is specially designed to capture one of the fastest cars across the globe, the GT-R car on the track. The furious drone gets 0-100 kmph in just 1.3 seconds.
For more details: Watch the Utmost Battle of Machines: Nissan GT-R - The SuperCar v/s The Drone
Coming back to the car, dimensionally, it measures 4656 mm in length, 1369 mm in height, 1895 mm in width and has a wheelbase of 2780 mm. It is available in a range of exterior and interior color options, exterior body color includes Vibrant Red, Ultimate Silver, Blue Racing, Gun Metallic, Pearl White, Black Metallic and Katsura Orange, on the inside, the cars gets Red, Tan, Ivory & Black theme.
The 2017 Nissan GT-R model gets several noteworthy exterior tweaks over the regular one, including a new front fascia that is embellished with a new front lip spoiler, a revamped bumper, restyled engine bonnet, and a signature V-motion grille along with a redesigned mesh pattern. Moving on the sides, they have also been modernised to direct airflow around the unit. At the rear, the bumper has also slightly been reworked.
Inside the cabin, the 2017 Nissan GT-R gets a new centre console with fewer buttons, fresh multi-function steering wheel along with gear shifters comprised with the steering spokes, NissanConnect 8.0-inch touchscreen smart infotainment display paired with a Bose audio system and 11 speakers, leather upholstery and new interior trims. In terms of technology smart and driving assist features, it is blessed with Recaro seats, door panels, Semi-aniline leather on centre console, gearshift lever, Multiple drive modes, driver-adjustable shock absorber, Front & rear sonar sensors, 6 airbags, Active-noise cancellation, Traction control system, Vehicle dynamic control, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBS).
The super sports, GT-R has a huge fan following in the international market and so as in India. A few units have already been imported to the country and spotted testing several times. The brand has no intention to produce a large volume of super and expensive cars. With the launch of speedy GT-R, Nissan is hoping to get a bump in the sales of other models in India. Being a highly expensive sports car, there is no direct competitor in the Indian market. In spite of being a two-seater, however, the Ford Mustang GT may affect the sales of the Nissan GT-R, as the Mustang is the popular car among the Indian enthusiasts and one the best choice to get hands on a sports car at such a reasonable price.
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