Nearly a decade after launching the R35 Nissan GT-R in international markets, Nissan announced earlier this year that it will bring the car to India in the second half of 2016. The updated Nissan GT-R was launched at the New York Auto Show earlier this year and now Nissan India has opened pre-bookings at Rs 25 lakh for the same. The third facelift of the GT-R makes more power than ever before and will be launched officially by the end of September.
A twin-turbo 3.8-litre V6 engine that makes 562bhp of peak power and 637Nm of peak torque powers the 2016 Nissan GT-R. The engine is mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox that manages to get the car from 0-100 km/h in just under three seconds. Quite a few individual owners in India have unofficially imported the Nissan GT-R and the car has always been a very popular sportscar in the country due to its almost infinite tuning potential. In fact, there are a handful of GT-Rs in the country that have been tuned well above 1000bhp! The good news for these existing owners is the Nissan will extend service support to these cars that are already being used in the country.
Guillaume Sicard, President, Nissan India Operations, said, “The 2017 GT-R will bring more excitement to the Nissan range in India. GT-R represents the pinnacle of Nissan’s driving performance and this latest model has become even more powerful and luxurious. We are proud to offer this legendary sports car to Indian performance car enthusiasts.”
The new Nissan GT-R is expected to cost about Rs 1.5 crore when it makes it to India and will be available in seven colors including the brand new Katsura Orange which was launched in 2016 specially for this edition. Expect responses to be quite good for the new GT-R especially from buyers who have put off their buying decisions due to the lack of service support.