Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Nissan GT-R - “Supercar Killer”

Behold the first GT-R to be fully re-bodied in visible lacquered carbon fiber – something you'd only expect to see on seven-figure hypercars. The vehicle weighs about 310 pounds less than stock, bringing the curb weight down to about 3,530 lbs. A 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged six-cylinder engine puts out 550 horsepower, channeled to all four wheels.
Rebodying a vehicle the size of the GT-R in carbon doesn't come cheap, try $75k. Add to that the purchase price and you're looking at a $175k vehicle – which is about as much as McLaren charges for a 570S, Audi gets for an R8, or Porsche commands for a 911 Turbo.

On the other hand you'd save millions compared to a Pagani Huayra or Bugatti Chiron.