South Africa finally saw its first new GT-R (the Skyline) after more than a decade when it was released in 2009. This made a lot of the Skyline fans ecstatic and also meant that the enthusiasts did not have to import the Skyline, both legally and illegally, into the country.
We have now heard, and seen, the new GT-R and hope that this beauty lands on the shores of South Africa – soon. The engine on the previous GT-R is already something to go by, yet the 2011 model significantly improves this to 390 kW of power and 612 Nm of torque. These figures are pretty amazing given that fuel economy has been improved on top of that.
The overall styling of the GT-R has not changed dramatically, although there are some tiny elements that a true enthusiast will notice such as the new front and rear bumpers. These new changes do play a practical role whilst increasing down force and drag is also reduced; basically the GT-R sticks to the road better and can still reach high speeds.
We can’t wait to see one in the flesh and feel the changes in the updated car. If it does arrive, the GT-R will set you back around R1 000 000.00; yes that’s one bar.