Alternatives to the Nissan GT-R in the Indian market right now.
While the hand-crafted GT-R is in a league of its own—in case a Japanese make doesn’t float your boat—here are some European alternatives to the performance car for you to consider.
The M6 Gran Coupe makes quite a statement with its distinctive double-slat chrome-plated kidney grille, flared wheel arches, aerodynamically
positioned air inlets and a carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) roof. It runs an M TwinPower Turbo V8 petrol engine that propels it from 0-100kmph in 4.2 seconds, churning out a maximum power of 560bhp. Price: Rs 1.8 crore (ex-Chennai). Details: bmw.in.
Porsche 911 Turbo
One of the few 911 options available in India, the 911 Turbo is powered by a 3.8-litre, twin-turbo six-cylinder engine that can dish out a sizeable 540bhp. With Porsche’s Launch Control, the race car can accelerate from 0-100kmph in 3 seconds. While it’s capable of speeds of up to 320 kmph, legal requirements have forced the carmakers to curb that top end. Price: `2.24 crore (ex-Chennai). Details: porsche.com/middle-east/_mumbai.
Aston Martin V8 Vantage S
As a car that takes after Aston Martin’s GT4 race programme, the V8 Vantage S looks every bit the part of the French sportscar that it’s intended to be. Its 4.7-litre V8 engine makes 430bhp — the smallest amount of power in this listicle. But it makes up for that with exclusive styling highlights like carbon fibre detailing and sculpted side sills to lend it an aggressive stance. Price: `1.35 crore (ex-Chennai) Details: newdelhi.astonmartindealers.com.