TOKYO, Oct. 24, 2007 (Thomson Financial delivered by Newstex) -- Nissan Motor Co Ltd (NASDAQ:NSANY) , Japan's third-largest automaker by sales, will launch its new GTR sports car in Japan in December and in the US in June, chief executive Carlos Ghosn said Wednesday.
Unveiling the company's long-awaited flagship sports model at the Tokyo Motor Show, Ghosn said it will debut elsewhere in the world in the fiscal year ending March 2009.
'The new GTR is up for any competitive challenge -- anywhere, anytime,' he said.
The car can accelerate from nought to 100kph in three seconds and features fuel efficiency that is '30 percent better than any comparable car,' Ghosn said.
The company aims to sell 200 GTRs a month in Japan, but has set no sales targets for other countries.
Nissan sold 72,000 Skyline GTR32, GTR33 and GTR34 cars between 1989, when it revived its then-flagship sports model, and 2002, when it ended production of the series.
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