We reported in December 2015 Nissan's plans of bringing the GT-R sports car to India during Auto Expo 2016. Confirming our news, Nissan has officially teased the GT-R through its Expo invites. The invite shows the GT-R's signature tail-lamp cluster.
Nissan GT-R is expected to be priced around Rs 3 crore, and the allocation for India is reportedly just five units. This is because the company is not expecting a large volume of sales at this price point, and wants to keep the car's exclusivity in India. It is also a move by the Japanese brand to enter the premium vehicle segment.
The model will be imported to India as a completely built unit. Nissan GT-R is powered by a 3.8-litre twin-turbo V6, which belts out 542bhp at 6,400 rpm and 632 Nm of torque in the range of 3,200-5,800rpm. The power is transmitted to all four wheels via six-speed dual clutch transmission. The four-wheel drive system comes with independent transaxle and also LSD (Limited Slip Differential). The engine of the GT-R has been hand-crafted by Japan's master craftsmen, the Takumis. There are only four Takumis, and each engine is assembled by a single Takumi.
The GT-R, widely known as Godzilla, is a four-seater two-door sports car. The name comes from Grand Tourer, and the R refers to Racing technology. The GT-R is considered one of the world's best high-performance super sports cars, and has also been mentioned in Guinness World Records for being the fastest four-seater in-production car, achieving 0-100 kmph in 3.5 seconds in 2009.