Nissan fans, we got big news for you! The legendary two-door sports coupe, Nissan GT-R will soon be hitting Indian roads, getting your dream of buying Nissan’s reboot of the legendary Skyline GT-R could soon be true. The Skyline was one of the most popular cars to come out of the Japanese manufacturers stable and the new GT-R continues that tradition with its bonkers styling and solid performance, while still retaining clues in its design reminiscent of the original.
Andy Palmer, Chief planning Officer, Nissan Motor Company, said that the car would not be sold in huge numbers and would target only selected customers. Moreover he added that Master-Blaster Sachin Tendulkar has already imported one for his personal use too. Nissan had been ambiguous for the past couple of years about launching the GT-R in India but now feel that the market is ready for the car internationally known as The Godzilla for its menacing reputation of totally annihilating its competition . The launch would also help Nissan to establish their brand standing in the country.
The GT-R’s origins fall back to 1969 when the Mark-I Skyline was manufactured by Nissan, followed by the Mark-II R32 in 1989, Mark-III R33 and finally ending the series in 2002 with the Mark-IV R34 that ended the streak of Skyline badged cars. The GT-R was introduced once again in 2007 at the Tokyo Motorshow. The new car, although a completely new design, carried the iconic four tail lights rear from the previous models paying homage to its legendary heritage. The new GT-R used a 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged engine that produced 492bhp that was transferred to all the four wheels via a 6-speed, dual-clutch gearbox. The four-wheel steering system present in the earlier Skyline models was removed as the engineers had relied on cleverer way to give the car better cornering and handling dynamics. The new GT-R had boasts a perfect 50:50 weight distribution between the front and the rear of the car helping the couple reach some pretty high G’s through the corners. Achieved by placing the gearbox at the rear of the car, the new setup posed further advantage in traction due to the additional weight over the rear wheels. The implementation of new technologies once again got the GT-R its high acclaim internationally. The 2014 GT-R’s has been retuned to churn out 585bhp and there has been a GT-R track edition added to the lineup with weight reduction leading to a 40kg depreciation in overall weight. while the car would be directly imported from Japan in CBU from buyers would be expected to cough up as much as 2-crores for the Nissan GT-R. While launch dates remain undisclosed, we hope for this car to do well under the current Indian economic scenario.