Bollywood actor John Abraham posted a video of his brand new Nissan GT-R Black edition, the one and only unit currently sold in India. Abraham is the brand ambassador of Nissan India and he is also the first GT-R customer in the country. The Japanese car-maker launched GT-R on December 2 for a price tag of Rs 1.99 crore, ex-showroom, Delhi.
Unlike the regular GT-Rs, GT-R Black edition features some cosmetic changes. Apart from the Pearl Black exterior colour, it also features black headliner, seats with black and red accents and charcoal-coloured rims. It also gets red contrast stitching on dash board and door pads.
The GT-R, better known for its nickname Godzilla, is considered one of the world's best high-performance sports cars. The GT-R received a face-lift early this year and this new version has been launched in India. The new version gets V-motion grille with a matte chrome finish and an updated mesh pattern. Inside the cabin, the new GT-R features an instrument panel wrapped in hand-selected Nappa leather and a revised front seat design (for regular version). It features relocated and redesigned paddle shifters, display commander for audio, communication, and entertainment selection and multi-function display.
The Godzilla is powered by a 3.8-litre twin-turbo V6 engine that develops 565bhp at 6,400rpm and 633Nm of peak torque. The engine can propel the GT-R to reach from 0-100kmph in three seconds. Only five master craftsmen in the world are allowed to hand-assemble the GT-R's engine and affix a plaque carrying their name. The master craftsmen are called Takumi and the engine of the GT-R is assembled at Nissan's plant in Yokohama, Japan.
The 2017 Nissan GT-R is produced at Nissan's plant in Tochigi, Japan, and brought to India as a CBU (Completely Built-up Unit). It is being sold exclusively through the Nissan Dealership in Noida, National Capital Region (NCR). This dealership also houses India's first Nissan High Performance Centre (NHPC), which is solely responsible for the service of the GT-R units.