Nissan GT-R Unveiled in India at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo; only five units are allocated for India at an expected price tag of Rs. 3 crore each
The successor of the much-loved Skyline GT-R, the Nissan GT-R, lived up to its expectation every since its was unveiled in 2007. With plenty of hardcore technologies and ground-breaking craftsmanship, the four-seater coupe is considered as the Nissan’s ultra performance vehicle and can leave some of the machines that are made to be super cars in the first place in its wake. The aerodynamically-obsessed body resulted in a very low centre of gravity and in turn a scarcely believable 0.26 drag coefficient.
It can outrun some of the two-seater hyper cars initially with its brilliant launch control system and the ever ground-hugging cornering grip on trackside. Nissan has showcased the GT-R alongside the Nissan X-Trail, the Datsun Go-Cross concept and EPORO robots. Here’s everything you need to know about the speed demon from Nissan:
Nissan GT-R India Launch
Nissan’s epitome of high-performance super car, the GT-R also fondly known as Godzilla, has been showcased at the ongoing Auto Expo 2016 in Greater Noida and is set to be launched this September.
Nissan GT-R Expected Price
It’s expected to carry a starting price tag of Rs. 3 crore and to maintain its exclusivity Nissan has allocated only 5 units to be sold in India. The four-seater super car in coupe’s disguise comes with three trims for international markets: Premium, Black Edition and NISMO. The latter can do 0-100 kmph in just 2.1 seconds courtesy of the same 3.8-litre engine retuned to 600hp with aerodynamic body kits, revised engine mapping and suspension settings.
Nissan GT-R Engine, Performance and Top Speed
The heart of the savage GT-R performance car is its powerplant, a hand-built twin-turbocharged 3.8-litre DOHC V6 unit that churns out maximum output of 545 horsepower at 6,400rpm and 632 Nm of peak torque at 3,200-5,800 rpm. It gets a six-speed dual-clutch automated manual transmission with paddle shifters and a full time all-wheel drive system as standard.
Nissan claims the GT-R can reach a top speed of 193 mph (311 km/h) whilst various motoring websites’ speed tests have suggested it can go a bit higher. The original production model was capable of achieving 0-100 kph as low as 3.2 seconds with the aid of Launch Control and it currently stands at 2.7 seconds. However, the Nissan GT-R took its place in the Guinness World Records book as the fastest four-seater production car with a 0-100 kph time of 3.5 seconds back in 2009.
The ultra cornering grip and superior handling owe credits to the front And rear anti-roll bars setup, automatic or driver control ride control sport tuned double wishbone front and multi-link rear suspensions as well as driver assist technologies like mechanical limited slip differential and independent transaxle.
Nissan GT-R Exterior
The front-engined super car is built on a premium midship platform at the Nissan’s assembly lines in Tochigi, Japan. Designed by Shiro Nakamura, the hermetically sealed factory in which the GT-R is created involves precision-engineering techniques for production. Crafted to the finest of aerodynamic details, the twin-turbo V6 engines are hand-assembled by the highly-skillful Takumis. Only four Takumis exist in the world and on every GT-R engine the seal of its master-craftsman builder is applied. The specially made tyres are only nitrogen-filled as Nissan considers air expands and contracts too much affecting the cornering performance.
The Nissan GT-R will sit on 20-inch forged-alloy wheels wrapped around by run-flat extreme performance tyres. It features fully-automatic projector beam directionally adaptive headlamps with daytime running and auto-levelling lights, black grille, light tinted glass, body-coloured front and rear bumper, aluminium door handles, LED brakelights, black window and windshield trims, high strength panels and a rear spoiler.
Nissan GT-R Interior
The interior features on the GT-R include leather upholstered dashboard, integrated navigation system with voice activation, carbon fiber inserts on instrument panel, metal-look panel insert and console inserts, seats with leatherette back material, aluminum And metal-look interior accents, multi-adjustable heated front seats and front-facing bucket Rear Seat, manual Tilt/telescoping Steering Column and multi-functional sporty flat steering wheel, push button start function, cruise control, engine immobilizer, voice activated dual zone front automatic AC and auto-dimming rearview mirror amongst several others.
Nissan GT-R Dimensions
The Nissan GT-R measures about 4,671 mm in length, 1,895 mm in width, 1,369 mm in height with 1,740 kg curb weight and a wheelbase of 2,780 mm with decent luggage space at the back.
Nissan GT-R Safety and Driver Aid Features
ABS And Driveline Traction Control, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Back-Up Camera, Low Tyre Pressure Warning, Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags, Side Impact Beams and Shoulder Safety Belts with Pretensioners.
Nissan GT-R Key Rivals
Considering its performance, it will go up against the likes of Ferrari 458 Italia, recently launched Mercedes AMG GTS, Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 and 580-2, Audi R8, Porsche 911 Turbo, etc