Nissan is going full throttle in order to strengthen its presence in the Indian market. To accomplish the feat the car-maker is going to get the Godzilla on the Indian soil. The Nissan GT-R is all set for a debut at the 2016 Auto Expo and will be showcased at the Nissan pavilion of the Expo, and its launch will take place later this year.
Nissan has officially teased the GT-R through their Expo invites. The invite shows the GT-R’s rear signature, its typical tail lamp cluster. Reportedly the facelift version of the Nissan GT-R will make its way to India. The Nissan GT-R draws power from a 3.8-liter twin turbo V6 engine which fires out a power of 554 bhp at 6,400 rpm and 632 Nm of torque between at 5,800 rpm. The colossal power is pushed to the wheels by a 6-speed dual clutch transmission. The GT-R is capable of doing the 0-100kmph phenomenon in just 3 seconds before reaching a top out at 315 kmph.
At Nissan’s engine factory in Yokohama, there are four sole assemblers of the engines that power Nissan GT-R. Takumi is a Japanese term used to describe a master craftsman who has perfected his skills over years of painstaking work and dedication. Takumi Kurosawa, Tsunemi Ooyama, Izumi Shioya and Nobumitsu Gozu are the four with takumi honour. Collectively, they share over 100 years of exceptional work in their chosen field. These engine craftsmen are responsible for hand-building and precisely assembling every engine powering the Nissan GT-R. These hand-crafted engines are mounted with a plaque bearing the takumi’s name, serving as a timeless reminder of the high level of craftsmanship and expertise that went into each work.
The Nissan GT-R will finally come to India after almost 8 years of its global launch, still there are a few GT-Rs bought and brought to the country by wealthy enthusiasts. The coupe is expected to roll out with a price tag around INR 3 crore and is rumoured that only 5 units of the cars will be out on sale in India. In the Indian market the Nissan GT-R will go head on with Porsche 911, Audi R8, Jaguar F-Type and the Aston Martin Vantage.
Stay tuned for more updates and news of the upcoming 2016 Auto Expo!