Expect the Japanese legendary monster Godzilla to come alive once more, this time played by the Nissan GT-R. Yes, the 378-bhp Nissan GT-R, dubbed by many as Godzilla because of its Japanese roots as well as monster-like performance, will be able to show once more to the world why it was given this nickname.
This time around, it will play as Godzilla in a Manga-style street racing sequence at the upcoming Top Gear Live theatre premiered at the MPH Prestige & Performance Motor Show. The street racing sequence will be part of an 80-minute theatre production that features the three Top Gear presenters -- Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May.
It will fuse all the action and emotion of the Japanese manga culture through the power, color, noise and performance of the vaunted GT-R. Nonetheless, many expect the street racing sequence to become one of the show’s highlights. In case you do not know, the show is dubbed by media as ‘the cirque du soleil of cars’.
While the GT-R makes its case at the Top Gear Live theatre, Nissan’s other wild models -- V6 powered 370Z Coupe and Roadster – will be showcased at the MPH Show. Both models are considered as the GT-R’s understudies and they do not disappoint.
Zero-to-62mph acceleration times for the models are both outstanding with 370Z Coupe and Roadster needing just 5.3 seconds and 5.5 seconds, respectively, to reach the set speed.
The MPH Prestige & Performance Motor Show featuring Top Gear Live is set to take place at Earls Court, London (November 4-7) and the NEC in Birmingham (November 11-14). Top Gear Live’s Executive Producer, Rowland French, remarked that ever since they drove the new GT-R in Tokyo on the program, he wanted to have one perform in a stunt driving sequence on the Live show.