The new Nissan GT-R for 2012 is even more of a rocket ship than the 2011 model. Try this for acceleration figures: Zero to 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds. The 2011 model was feted for its performance with its 0-100 km/h in 3.0 seconds. What will the international pundits say now?
There are only two “production” cars quicker and they are the Bugatti Veyron and the Ariel Atom V8 with both capable of returning 0-100 in 2.5 seconds.
I haven’t got the prices for Thailand, but in Australia, as a guide, the Nissan GT-R is $170K.
Now compare that against the next closest performance machine, the Porsche 911 Turbo S which will set the Australian enthusiast back by $423 K. I will hazard a guess that by the time you import, pay duty, pay Customs, pay, pay, pay you would be looking at 8 million for Godzilla and 18 million for the Porsche.
However, when you open your garage door, nobody says, “Wow! You’ve got a Nissan!” But they do say, “Wow! You’ve got a Porsche!” Certainly the Porsche has more panache, but the Nissan has the numbers!