Remember which car proved to be the supercar-shamer at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo? Need some more hints? One more – it is also popular by the name Godzilla. Yes, you are right! We are talking about the 2017 Nissan GT-R that was supposedly to be launched in the country last month. But due to some unavoidable reasons, the launch got delayed and now here it is! Nissan launched its flagship sports car, the 2017 GT-R, last Friday, i.e. 2nd December 2016 at a whopping price of Rs. 1.99 crore (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The ardent speed lover and heartthrob of Bollywood, John Abraham was there at the launch event to compliment GT-R – the symbol of speed. The sports car has been a hot topic of discussion among the gasoline lovers this year. To remind you, Nissan GT-R was also displayed at the 2016 New York Auto Show. The edition that will be available for the Indian car fanatics is a European spec Premium Edition.
The all new 2017 Nissan GT-R seems to be the favorite of science and the same is smartly reflected through the scrupulous crafted chiseled bodywork. The wind tunnel is designed with improved aerodynamics that it cuts through the air smoothly to give a higher downforce. As far as the proportions and underlying design of the sports car is concerned, both remain unchanged and now it’s been more than a decade. But the 2017 has witnessed some updates, which include a new pair of bumpers at both ends, a set of new wheels and the iconic “V-Motion” grille of the family.
Coming to the powerhouse of the all new 2017 Nissan GT-R, the 24 valve V6 3.8-litre motor mills out a maximum power of 560bhp along with a peak torque of 633Nm. Distributing the power throughout is the Nissan’s 6-speed dual clutch legendary ATTESA E-TS all-wheel tranny that sends speed to all the four wheels equally.
The fastest 4-seater in make, the Nissan GT-R can sprint from 0 to 100kmph in mere 3 seconds with a top speed of 315kmph, as claimed by the carmaker. This fastness put this new kid on the block direct in competition with the senior players, namely Porsche 911 Turbo S and Lamborghini Aventador.
Step inside and you will again feel the freshness the new sportier GT-R has been blessed with. The 8-inch infotainment system, reduced number of buttons on the console (11 in place of 27) and carbon fibers with paddle sifters behind the steering make the sports car all the more interesting and wooing. The company has clearly mentioned that it’s a sports car but with 2+2 seats instead of only 2. The interested buyers can choose from ivory, tan, red and black for the interior.
The 2017 Nissan GT-R will be available in a new Katsura Orange color along with the regular options in list, which include racing blue, vibrant red, pearl white, pearl black, ultimate silver and gun metallic.
Nissan will import the 2017 GT-R in India through the CBU route and will be exclusively sold in the national capital of the country. The bookings for the beauty have been started way back in September and the company will start the delivery to the first lot of customers. Porsche 911 Carrera 4S and Jaguar F-Type are the closest rivals to the GT-R.