Bookings for the new 2017 Nissan GT-R had already commenced in September at a minimum booking amount of Rs 25 lakh. And now finally the sticker price has been revealed at Rs. 1.99 crore (ex-showroom).
The Godzilla is finally here! And it carries a sticker price of Rs. 1.99 crore (ex-showroom). Since the time the new Nissan unveiled its plans of bringing the GT-R at the 2016 Auto Expo, enthusiasts with deep pockets have been looking forward to its official launch in India. Although some of you know that master blaster Sachin Tendulkar had a GT-R as did a few other people in India, this is the first time the car is officially making its way to our shores. That being said, Nissan has promised to provide support to the existing customers as well.
This sixth-generation Nissan GT-R gets an updated design that makes it more aerodynamic. It is sharper than its predecessor, more compact and looks edgier than before. This is the most thoroughly redesigned GT-R since the launch of the R35 in the global market in 2007.
Hiding under the hood is a 3.8-litre V6 monster that produces 562 horses and peak torque of 637Nm. Mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission, the 2017 GT-R can dismiss the 0-100km/h dash in less than 3 seconds. While the change from the R34 in terms of output might not be substantial, some major improvements have been made to the chassis and suspension setup. Nissan claims that these changes help improve the overall handling capabilities thereby making it faster than its predecessor around a race track.
Brought in India via the CBU route, the 2017 Nissan GT-R will compete against the likes of the Mercedes-AMG GT, Porsche 911 Carrera S, Jaguar F-Type and the BMW M6.
Looking forward, Nissan India plans to launch eight new models in the country by 2021 and have 5 per cent market share.