Godzilla is back and faster than ever


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.

Godzilla! Godzilla!

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!