‘Godzilla’ reaches Indian shores!
Nissan GTR has been launched in India for a whooping starting price of Rs. 1.99 crore (ex-showroom, Delhi). While it is considered as a budget friendly supercar around the world, in India, it is priced right up there with some the most premium money can buy. Nonetheless, this shouldn’t deter many potential buyers.
The 2017 variant of this iconic car is sharper, more refined and powerful than its predecessors. Design wise it is still very much a GT-R but noticeable tweaks can be seen. Its front gets a matte chrome finished V-motion grille and larger mesh for improved airflow, while sharper lines can be seen at the front and rear.
Step inside the cabin and you will realize why this is called a ‘computer on wheels’. Its bigger 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system and large digital MID unit display results from all sorts of electronic wizardry that is going on in the car. Keeping things civil are the nappa leather highlights and revised (2×2) seats, though the 2nd row just barely classifies as one.
Powering the 2017 Nissan GTR is their advanced bi-turbo 3.8 liter V6 mill, which now produce 20 more bhp at 565 hp. This engine is capable of propelling the 1.8 tonne car from 0 to 100kmp in just under 3 seconds. Top speed is claimed at 313 kmph but they are known to vary because each engine is handmade.
Transmission duties are done by a dual-clutch semi-automatic rear mounted unit sending power to all four wheels.
While the Nissan GTR is out of reach of most Indians, it will help to improve the brand’s image in the country. The Japanese manufacturer has got cars like the new Micra, Kicks and more lined up for launch in the next few years.