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Auto Expo 2016: Nissan GT-R Unveiled; Launch in September, 2016

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The Nissan GT-R finally arrived on Indian shores via its official Indian unveiling at the upcoming 2016 Auto Expo. The sportscar is set to be launched in India in September, 2016. The Japanese carmaker will be bringing in a host of cars this year including special edition variants of the Micra and the Terrano. The company's small-car subsidiary Datsun will also be present with a long list of new products including the Datsun redi-GO hatchback and the Datsun GO-Cross hatchback crossover.

Nissan GT-R

The Nissan GT-R, which bears the nickname Godzilla among petrol-heads world over, is the Japanese carmaker's flagship sports car. The incredibly engineered car is one of the fastest production cars in the world today and stands shoulder to shoulder with the creme de la creme of speed machines made by upscale sports and supercar brands like Lamborghini and Ferrari, despite costing much lesser. The car features a 3.8-litre biturbo V6 engine capable of generating 554bhp at 6400rpm and a staggering 632Nm of max torque between 3200rpm-5800rpm. The car comes with a lengthy list of electronic driver and racing aids including All-Wheel Drive and a superb launch control function which enables it to rocket to 100Km/h from standstill in around 2.7 seconds and all the way up to a top speed in excess of 310km/h.

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The Nissan GT-R features a 6-speed dual clutch transmission unit which transfers power from the engine to its independent 4-wheel drive transaxle. Other features include a limited slip differential, double wishbone setup at the front and a multi-link layout at the back, and adaptive DampTronic equipped shock absorbers to name a few.

Nissan GT-R NISMO

What waits to be seen is if Nissan opts for launching the standard GT-R in India over its even quicker, race-tuned cousin- the Nissan GT-R NISMO. NISMO is the Japanese company's high-performance motorsport division much like what AMG is to Mercedes-Benz. The NISMO Edition GT-R features a bump in power as the engine has been re-tuned to churn out 591bhp enabling it to blitz a 0-100km/h sprint in a smidge over 2 seconds. The car additionally features NISMO tuned suspension, brake cooling ducts in the front and rear, a carbon fibre wing, and a NISMO rear stabilizer bar. Upon its launch, the Nissan GT-R is likely to compete against the refreshed Audi R8 and should feature a price tag of around Rs 2 crore.

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