India's first Nissan GT-R supercar crash highlights the dangers of speeding

India’s first Nissan GT-R supercar crash highlights the dangers of speeding

Here’s India’s first totalled Nissan GT-R supercar, and it’s from Bangalore. The car is in real bad shape, and had to be flatbed-ed away from the crash site. Sources say that the driver of this particular Nissan GT-R survived this horrific crash, which also saw airbags deploy.

But how?

It’s said that the Nissan GT-R driver was doing about 150 Kph (way over the speed limit for any road in India) on a road near Bangalore, when a kid suddenly appeared on the road. To avoid hitting the kid, the GT-R driver is said to have swerved wildly, lost control, and gone off road.

The out-of-control supercar rolled multiple times before it came to a rest. Luckily, the driver survived without serious injuries. From the looks of it, the 2.6 crore rupee car is a write-off. This crash again highlights why speeding (or overspeeding as it is called in India) is so dangerous. However, this version of how the accident happened has not been confirmed by cops.

The Nissan GT-R, first introduced in India during 2015, is a Japanese supercar. It features a 3.8 liter twin turbo petrol engine that channels 565 Bhp-637 Nm to all four wheels through a 6 speed automatic gearbox. The four seater supercar is capable of going from zero to 100 Kph in a blinding 2.8 seconds. Top speed is an eye-popping 315 Kph.

Just weeks ago, we had a biker on a KTM RC sportsbike collide against a girl on the NH7, killing her on the spot. The mob that gathered roughed up other innocent bikers passing by – many of who were riding superbikes. A similar scene could have played out had the GT-R driver crashed into the child. Such crashes will only turn public opinion against high-performance cars and motorcycles, and that’s not a good thing.

A lot of supercar owners drive recklessly on thickly populated Indian roads, fully knowing the dangers involved. Here’s a video of a Ferrari tearing up the streets of Bangalore, with absolutely no concern for fellow road users.

While high performance cars can change direction and stop on a dime, they can still go out of control and cause massive damage to people and property. It’s about time that the drivers of high-end cars realize that with ‘great power comes great responsibility’.