Nissan GT-R to take monstrous role at this year’s Top Gear Live

Article by Christian Andrei, on September 15, 2010

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.

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NISSAN GT-R TO TAKE MONSTROUS ROLE IN TOP GEAR LIVE

Nissan’s all-conquering GT-R supercar is set to play a Japanese mythical icon in a Manga-style street racing sequence at this year’s Top Gear Live theatre premiered at the MPH Prestige & Performance Motor Show.

The 478-bhp machine, often dubbed ‘Godzilla’ due to its origins and monstrous performance, will play the legendary movie character as it takes on all contenders in a truly explosive driving display.

“Ever since we drove the new GT-R through the streets of Tokyo on the television programme, I’ve wanted to incorporate one into a stunt driving sequence on the Live show, so I’m thrilled to finally have the chance,“ said Top Gear Live’s Executive Producer, Rowland French. “This driving sequence is going to blow the audience away”

The sequence will form part of the 80-minute theatre production featuring the three Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May.

The street racing sequence combines the action and emotion of Manga culture with the power, noise, colour and tyre-smoking performance of the GT-R, to deliver what promises to be one of the highlights in a show referred to in the press as ‘the cirque du soleil of cars’.

Away from the Top Gear Live theatre, Nissan will be displaying its riotous sports models - the high revving V6 powered 370Z Coupe and Roadster - at the MPH Show. Every inch the understudies to the mighty GT-R supercar, both punch well above their weight when it comes to performance-per-pound with 62mph arriving in just 5.3 seconds for the Coupe and 5.5 seconds for the Roadster.

MPH The Prestige & Performance Motor Show featuring Top Gear Live will take place at Earls Court, London from November 4-7th and the NEC in Birmingham between November 11-14th.

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