Nine years after making its world premiere at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show, the Nissan GT-R has been given a significant facelift in the new 2017 model update.
The company now launched its flagship car in India priced at Rs 1.99 crore (ex-showroom, Delhi). Bookings for the Japanese supercar were opened from September 1, 2016, for a down payment of Rs 25 lakh. Initially, the new Godzilla will be sold exclusively through Noida dealership, which will also house India’s first Nissan High Performance Centre.
The 2017 Nissan GT-R gets both a more premium look and feel and even more performance, debuted at this year’s New York Motor Show. It gets a sharper front fascia with wider front grille and faux air intakes and new headlamp assemblies. The rear features a reprofiled bumper with a large diffuser and a more prominent spoiler mounted on the boot lid.
The revamp continues inside, with a completely new dashboard (only the instrument cluster remains identical to the previous model) that now has Nappa leather wraparound, revised front seat design, reduced switches (from 27 to just 11), and a larger 8 inch touchscreen. Further, it has a Bose audio system with 11 speakers and a noise cancellation feature to reduce wind and road noise.
Under the bonnet, the new GT-R gets a same 3.8-litre twin-turbo V6 engine but now gets a individual cylinder ignition-timing control and extra turbo boost to produce a heady 565 hp at 6,800 rpm and 633 Nm from 3,300 to 5,800 rpm. That’s an increase of 15 hp and 3 Nm over the 2016 model – and nearly 90 hp more than what the GT-R was originally launched with. This engine is mated to a 6-speed dual-clutch transmission that transmits power to all four wheels.
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