Slated to reach showrooms in India just ahead of the festive season, the Nissan GT-R could be priced at around INR 2 crores. This exclusive sports car follows Nissan 370Z, which is already on sale in India.
Sales of 370Z failed to reach the desired mark due to lack of brand recognition and hence this time round the company is pulling out all the stops to ensure that the GT-R is as resounding a success in India as it has been in global markets.
Nissan GT-R receives a twin turbo 3.8 liter V6 petrol engine offering 560 hp power and 463 Nm torque mated to a 6 speed dual clutch transmission. The engine sends power to all four wheels allowing Nissan GT-R to claim a top speed of 315.4 kmph, thus making it the world’s fifth fastest sports car in volume production segment.
The GT-R was put to the test at Nürburgring’s famous Nordschleife circuit clocking 7 minutes 8 seconds, while at Sriperumbudur circuit outside Chennai, it clocked 1 minute 52 seconds, leaving the likes Lamborghini Gallardo and Porsche 911 Carrera far behind.
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Ahead of official launch of Nissan GT-R in India, the company is readying its sales and service networks to ensure they can handle such an exclusive car. Nissan GT-R not only needs high octane fuel but also exclusive service infrastructure so as to guarantee finest performance. The company is also actively promoting the Nissan GT Academy.
The engine of GT-R is hand assembled. There are only four Nissan engineers who are allowed to do that. Nissan says that a technician at dealership is allowed to work on the GT-R only after getting 4 months training. Nissan India too is investing in getting trained technicians for select dealerships in India which will be selling the GT-R.
Currently the few GT-Rs on the roads in India have been directly imported by the owners which also include Sachin Tendulkar. Servicing of these GT-Rs requires a skilled technician to be flown in from Dubai. But that will not be necessary in a few months.
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