Nissan Philippines began the first day of the 2016 Philippine International Motor Show with a big statement. It was hidden in plain sight, but everyone in the crowd knew what lay underneath the thin veil onstage. Still, the oohs and ahhs were loud once the big reveal was made. It's official, folks: The 2017 Nissan GT-R has landed on Philippine soil.
"We are very excited to introduce the iconic Nissan GT-R to the Philippine automotive market, as we continue on our quest to deliver innovation and excitement for everyone," said Nissan Philippines president and managing director Ramesh Narasimhan.
The newest version of the legendary sports car hosts a VR38DETT engine under the hood, which is a 3.8-liter 24-valve, twin turbocharged V6. The lump spits out 562hp at 6,800rpm and 637Nm of torque. This GT-R is the latest version of the R35 that was first launched in 2007. The 2017 model is the biggest update to this generation that we've seen so far.
The 2017 GT-R will be available exclusively at the Nissan High Performance Center in Quezon City and comes in seven colors: Katsura Orange, Vibrant Red, Pearl Black, Ultimate Silver, Gun Metallic, Pearl White, and Pearl Blue.
Want to get your hands on the new "Godzilla?" Well, it's going to set you back a cool P7,350,000. That price includes the car's cost, government taxes, and the handling and shipping costs.
Curious to know what kind of cool features and upgrades you'll get for paying that much money? We'll have that info for you very soon. Stay tuned.
UPDATE as of June 9, 2018: With four new vehicles and the GT-R Nismo launched this year, Nissan Philippines is heating things up. The Japanese carmaker has revealed its new price list for 2018. Big news for Nissan was the recent launch of its midsize SUV—the Terra. The Terra's body is modeled after the Patrol, and it shows. Up front, it has Nissan's signature V-Motion grille accompanied by boomerang headlamps. Muscular haunches run along the sides, while the rear also gets boomerang headlamps. Unlike the China-spec five-seater, our market's edition gets seven seats. And like all new Nissans, it comes with the Nissan Intelligent Mobility suite of safety features like lane departure warning, blind spot warning, intelligent around-view monitor, moving object detection, smart rear-view mirror, hill descent control, and hill start assist.