Japanese manufacturer Nissan has confirmed that it will launch its iconic sports coupé GT-R in India in 2015 with an estimated price tag of around Rs 2 crore.
Christian Mardrus -- Senior Vice President and Chairman of the Management Committee for Africa, the Middle East and India at Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. -- confirmed the entry of the sports car, which is known as Godzilla among the auto enthusiasts, in an interview with Cardekho in Yokohama, Japan.
The four-seater sports car with two doors will be imported to the country as a completely built unit. The GT in the name stands for Grand Tourer, and the R refers to Racing Technology. Since its launch, the GT-R is considered as one of the world's best high performance super sports car and has also been mentioned in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the fastest four-seater production car achieving 0-100kmph speed in just 3.5 seconds in 2009.
Godzilla will be powered by a 3.8-litre twin-turbo V6, which belts out 542bhp at 6400rpm and 632Nm of torque in the range of 3200 to 5800 rpm. The power will be transmitted to all four wheels via 6-speed dual clutch transmission. The four-wheel drive system comes with independent transaxle and it also has LSD (Limited Slip Differential).
The engine of GT-R is handcrafted by Japan's master craftsman, Takumi, who has perfected his skills. There are only four Takumis and each engine is assembled by a single Takumi.
Additionally, GT-R features double wishbone at front and multi-link suspension setup at rear with Bilstein shock absorbers featuring adaptive DampTronic (adaptive dampers). The car rides on 255/40 ZRF 20 spec front and 285/35 ZRF 20 spec rear tyres.
The pricing clearly indicates Nissan is not looking for volume. GT-R will be the new halo car for the Indian line-up, a position that the 370Z has left blank with its discontinuation.