The Nissan GT-R is an iconic supercar which popularly goes by the name of Godzilla for its immense power and bold looks. This world famous supercar which is a favorite of many hard-core car enthusiasts around the world is now all prepared to charm the Indian luxury car aficionados. Nissan’s Indian subsidiary is now all braced up to launch the iconic Nissan GTR in the country on 9th November, and the Japanese car maker has already started accepting the pre-bookings for the GT-R.
The new 2016 Nissan GT-R makes all the good things in the GTR even better. The supercar is renowned for its superb acceleration which makes it reach the speed level of 100 km per hour from standstill in around 3 seconds. Apart from its lighting fast acceleration, the supercar also boasts of a great top speed of 315.4 km per hour.
The super stylish and fast supercar certainly has many great things that make the car lovers drool, and we will take a look at all that make the Nissan GTR a truly magnificent machine on wheels. We will first take a more detailed look at the new Nissan GT-R and then consider its most significant features.
The new Nissan GT-R is not based on a mass market car and thus, drops its suffix Skyline. This model has been specifically designed for superb drive experience and this shows in its intensely muscular exterior design and aerodynamics. It looks very bold and has a low, wide and hefty styling which actually makes it wonderfully drag coefficient that stands at 0.27. The current GTR is also not reminiscent of the previous models and flaunts an entirely new design, although a few features still speak of its glorious lineage. The car although very stylish indeed is not meant to generate great appreciation when style is concerned. It is performance oriented and its styling also makes that clear to the beholders. The already tough and sturdy car is now all the more rigid for better safety and performance. It gets new more rigid carbon composite front strut bar, lighter and sturdier wheels and new more proficient Dunlop tires among others. It features new bumpers, new LED lights, and new rear diffuser among others. Its advanced paint process offers a liquid and highly luminous color effect that enhances its metallic He-Man appearance.
Interiors & Features
The Nissan GT-R’s cabin is also performance oriented and not meant for luxurious styling. However, its interiors are more sophistically designed than the previous models, while the premium quality interior materials and Japanese styling have a charming effect. The entire cabin shows Japanese technologies prowess. There is great metallic look plastic trim, leather wrapped gearshift knob as well as parking brake lever, leather wrapped magnesium paddle shifters, brushed metal finished interior trim, dashboard with leather trimming, Aluminum trimmed pedals, and much more.
The new GT-R features include Bose Precision Sound System woofers, dual zone automatic climate control with micro filter, multi-functional steering wheel with mounted controls controlling audio and cruising system sitting on the driver’s seat, Bluetooth hands free system, 9.3 GB music box and USB connectivity. There’s a 7-inch color touch-screen display for audio, navigation as well as performance monitor that offers information on acceleration, gear, fuel, braking, steering, lap time and more. The GTR offers plush heated leather front seats with fox suede inserts, 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat, 4-way power adjustable front passenger’s seat with entry and exit switch for access rear passengers, Intelligent Key with Pushbutton start/stop and much more.
Engine & Transmission
The Nissan GT-R that is coming to India is expected to pack in a powerful 3.8L V6 DOHC engine under its hood. This engine comes empowered with two turbochargers and is capable of churning out a max power of 474 Bhp at the rate of 6400 rpm and a hammering peak torque of 588 Nm at the rate of 3200 to 6000 rpm. The potent engine is mated to a sophisticated dual-clutch 6 speed transmission. The supercar comes with All Wheel Drive system along with 3 selectable drive modes, namely Normal for great efficiency and smoothness, R-mode for superb performance along with fastest gearshift speeds and Snow mode for superior control on slippery road conditions.
Safety & Security Features
Nissan GTR is known for excellent handling which is peerless. The car’s superior stopping power comes from the super skillfull Nissan/Brembo braking system, while the highly sophisticated Bilstein DampTronic suspension system ensures butter smooth ride quality. The vehicle comes braced with cruise control, Electronic Traction Control System (TCS), Advanced Vehicle Dynamic Control, Hill start assist, etc. The supercar also comes loaded with many other safety and security features such as Advanced Air Bag System with occupant classification sensors, front seats mounted side impact supplemental airbags, roof mounted curtain airbags, seat belts with pretensions at front 3-point ALR/ELR passenger seat belt system, Zone Body construction with crumple zones, Energy-absorbing steering column, Anti-lock Braking System with Electronic Brake force Distribution, Tire Pressure Monitoring System and much more.
Now, that we have considered almost all the great aspects of the Nissan GT-R, let us check the top five features that make the supercar really distinctive and make it special than other similar performance oriented cars. These aspects actually make the Nissan GT-R one of the best supercars out there.
Top 5 features that make the Nissan GT-R stand out
- The Nissan GT-R is the fastest production 4-seater car in the world which puts it alongside some renowned hypercars.
- The GT-R’s raw power comes from race engineers’ hand built engines. Despite the fact that the supercar is highly advanced, each of its engines are carefully and entirely hand built just like the racing Nissan GT-Rs’.
- The GTR is essentially a comfortable race car built for roads. Despite being fully performance oriented, the GT-R takes care of the comfort requirements of the occupants with plush interiors and ample amount of comfort equipment’s.
- The GT-R offers superfast gear changes, thanks to its sophisticated and versatile twin-clutch paddleshift gearbox which can be adjusted or set in full automatic mode.
- The GT-R boasts of ‘ATTESA E-TS’ All 4 Wheel Drive system that makes it great to drive in snow, even better than a luxury SUV.