2017 Nissan GT-R poised for launch in November
2017 Nissan GT-R poised for launch in NovemberPR Handout

Japanese carmaker Nissan is all set to take the wraps off its iconic supercar GT-R in India on December 2. The iconic Godzilla, which is being brought to India via Completely Built Up (CBU) route, has already started arriving at the showrooms of the company.

The new GT-R is open for bookings for a down payment of Rs 2 lakh and the supercar will carry a price tag of Rs 1.89 crore in India. The latest iteration of one of the most iconic performance cars comes powered by 3.8-litre twin-turbo V6 engine that develops 565bhp at 6,400rpm and 633Nm of peak torque. Each engine of GT-R is assembled by one of five master craftsmen, called Takumi, at Nissan's plant in Yokohama, Japan. The engine can propel GT-R to reach from 0-100kmph in 3 seconds.

With the launch of GT-R, Nissan aims to showcase the company's pedigree in innovation and technology. Nissan Motor India MD Arun Malhotra had said that "the launch of Nissan GT-R in India will be more of building our brand in the country. We are certainly not looking at volumes."

Nissan GT-R measures 4656mm long, 1895mm wide, and 1369mm tall and comes with a wheelbase of 2780mm. It flaunts V-motion grille with a matte chrome finish and an updated mesh pattern and new bumpers. Inside the cabin, the new GT-R features an instrument panel wrapped in hand-selected Nappa leather and a revised front seat design.

It features relocated and redesigned paddle shifters, display commander for audio, communication, and entertainment selection and multi-function display. On the safety front, the supercar gets airbags, traction control system, anti-lock braking system, electronic brakeforce distribution and vehicle dynamic control.

GT-R will be offered in seven exterior body shade options - Vibrant Red, Blue Racing, Ultimate Silver, Gun Metallic, Black Metallic, Pearl White and Katsura Orange.