The Nissan GT-R takes centre stage as one of the most stunning sportscars to grace Indian roads.
There’s nothing quite like the Nissan GT-R in the market right now. The sportscar will now be the Japanese car maker’s flagship offering in India. Launched here in its 2017 iteration, the GT-R will be shipped to showrooms as a CBU unit all the way from Tochigi, Japan, where the car is painstakingly handbuilt by a special team of technicians called the Takumi. The dynamic, performance-oriented character of the car is echoed by its stunning, racy looks.
The aggressive face of the GT-R gets a slightly enlarged version of the signature V-motion grille, with a refreshed mesh design. Also new on the front are the spoiler lip and bumpers with finishers positioned directly under the lamps. Move to the side and you’ll notice the outward projecting side sills aimed at directing the airflow more efficiently. Even the 20-inch Y-spoke machine-finished forged aluminium wheels complement the aerodynamic profile.
While the changes on all other sides are subtle, the rear gets some pronounced changes like side air vents now placed adjacent to the quad exhaust tips. But the distinguishing four-ringed lamp design at the back has been retained, so you’d always know you’re tailing a Nissan GT-R.
Takumi home. In keeping with the race car theme on the outside, Nissan has dressed up the dashboard and instrument panel in premium-grade leather which can be optioned in red, tan, ivory or black. The new model combines luxury with practicality, with its 11-switch console replacing the earlier 27-switch layout. An eight-inch touchscreen and steering-mounted paddle shifts have also been included to make controls more accessible to the driver.
But it’s not just its looks and materials inside that make the Nissan GT-R such a big deal. What makes the GT-R truly great is the legendary 3.8-liter V6 24-valve twin-turbocharged engine. Each of these units is crafted into perfection, by the Takumi technicians—like a piece of art—and it’s capable of a mammoth 565bhp at 6,800rpm and 637Nm of torque. All of this power is transferred to the
road via a 6-speed dual-clutch transmission.
Not only is the car visually appealing, it’s said to be easy on the ears too – thanks to the new titanium mufflers and Active Sound Enhancement (ASE) that Nissan has added to the package. Apart from the new Katsura Orange shade pictured here, the new GT-R is available in Vibrant Red, Pearl Black, Pearl White, Racing Blue, Gun Metallic and Ultimate Silver.The 2017 Nissan GT-R will be sold exclusively through the brand’s dealership in Noida, National Capital Region (NCR). Available at `1.99 crore (ex-showroom New Delhi).