The latest iteration of the Godzilla made its world premiere at the New York Motor Show in March this 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.
John Abraham, who is also the brand ambassador of Nissan India, is the first customer of the new GT-R. Priced from INR 1.99 crore, ex-showroom, Nissan launched the new GT-R in India earlier this month. The GT-R which is now delivered to John, is a special Black Edition variant. John has shared a new video showing his brand new car. He also thanks Nissan India for the car in the video. Below is the video.
Speaking about design updates, the revised front fascia 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.
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!