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New Nissan GTR creates the largest ever map of India – Video

The car can accelerate from rest to ton is under 3 seconds!

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The latest iteration of the Godzilla made its world premiere at the New York Motor Show in March last year. Nissan’s halo car has received revolutionary styling changes but the instantly recognisable silhouette has been retained. Performance has been improved as against the older GT-R.

Celebrating its arrival in India, and also saluting the passion of over a billion Indians, Nissan GT-R has added yet another record to its name. This time the sports car has carved out the outline of map of India spanning three sq. km. on the dry surface of Sambhar Lake in Rajasthan. See it to believe it in the video below.

The total periphery of the map created by Nissan GT-R stands at 14.7 km. It is 3 km in length and 2.8 km wide. Officials from the Limca Book of Records were present on site when the record was being attempted.

To ensure accuracy, the map was created by plotting the co-ordinates on a GPS device and multiple laps were done to approximate the actual map. The exciting results were captured on video with drones and onboard cameras. – Nissan India.

Hiroshi Tamura, Nissan’s GT-R specialist and John Abraham sharing a light moment at the launch event.

New Nissan GTR comes with revised front fascia that retains the peeled back headlamp but the detailing is different. The hexagonal front grille receives a chrome V-Motion element which has now become Nissan’s signature touch. The profile has been carried forward intact save for new alloy wheels.

The rear fascia too feels pretty familiar with the trademark quad circular combination lights and complementing tailpipes. A massive spoiler and black finished diffuser round off the exterior design. Inside, the 2017 GT-R gets reduced number of buttons, larger touchscreen infotainment display and revised seats for enhanced comfort.

John Abraham at the launch of new Nissan GT-R.

Nissan claims that the performance and driving comfort has been enhanced compared to the previous model. The GT-R continues to be powered by the front-mounted 3.6-litre V6 bi-turbo petrol engine which produces 20 PS more than the outgoing model at 570 PS. The torque output has also been improved marginally to 637 Nm.

Mated to a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission that drives the rear wheels, the 2017 Nissan GT-R is capable of accelerating from rest to 100 kmph in under 3 seconds!