November 23, 2017
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – November 23, 2017: The Nissan GT-R has been declared the ‘Best Car Ever’ at this year’s Dubai International Motor Show. During one of the Ignition Live Talks, which is a series of sessions held during the show by leading auto experts, the best cars in the market were shortlisted and votes were cast by an audience of car enthusiasts.
Kalyana Sivagnanam, President of Nissan Middle East and Regional Vice President Marketing and Sales for Africa, the Middle East and India, said: “The Nissan GT-R known for its signature design and incredible high-performance, it has won numerous accolades around the world. We are extremely pleased with this exceptional award, which was chosen by attendees of the show along with experts in the field, and is a testament to the car’s popularity in the region.”
Shahzad Sheikh, Automotive journalist and expert, said: “The people have spoken! And they choose the Nissan GT-R as the best car ever and they did this live at the Ignition Live Talks at the 2017 Dubai International Motor Show. We had an incredible session during our Ignition Live Shows, in which we got our audience of show visitors to help us choose.”
Sheikh added; “In the end we whittled down a list of well over 30 iconic and legendary cars, to just three: the Porsche 911, the classic Ford Mustang and the current Nissan GT-R. With the Porsche taking 3rd place as a huge crowd gathered to see who would win, it was down to just the Ford and Nissan. It was extremely close in the end, but based on the audience response, the GT-R was definitely the No1 choice.”
The MY17 Nissan GT-R that was showcased at Dubai International Motor Show embodies the latest design language from the auto manufacturer. The exterior has a chrome matte finish “V-motion” grille, a new hood and a wind-cutting shape with the side sills pushed out to improved air flow. In terms of performance, the GT-R’s award-winning 3.8-liter, 24-valve twin-turbocharged V6 engine delivers 565 HP (EUR 570 PS) at 6800 rpm and 467 lb-ft of torque. Each unit is handcrafted by its own TAKUMI technician.