Godzilla gets tongues wagging


The Nissan GT-R is back... and there isn't going to be a cage big enough to hold Godzilla this time.

After six years of teaser concepts and prototypes; and a week of embarrassing media leaks; Japan's newest supercar took its official bow at the Tokyo Motor Show.

And Nissan has created a supercar capable of 0-100km/h in just 3.7 seconds for an expected price of about $120,000AUD, a performance highly competitive with much more expensive European supercars and even V8 Supercar racing cars.

“The GT-R meets the three key requirements to be a supercar; a power-to-weight ratio of better then 4kg per one horsepower, top speed of more than 300km/h and a sub-eight minute time at the Nurburgring; but it is much more than that,” says chief vehicle engineer for the GT-R project, Kazutoshi Mizuno."

“What we wanted was a supercar for all seasons ... a multi-performance supercar that an owner can live with all year. "

“This car is the technological flagship for Nissan. The new craftmanship of the 21st century is embodied in the GT-R.”

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