Nissan GT-R
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2009 Nissan GT-R

Nissan GT-R
Nissan’s appallingly fast, superbly balanced GT-R sports car is a Ferrari killer, though it easily manhandles Maranello’s F430 in 0-60 mph performance, quarter-mile time and lateral grip, and for a fraction of the price (an MSRP of around $70,000, though dealers can charge what they want, and will). -- Dan Neil (Nissan USA)
Nissan GT-R
About as pretty as a meat mallet, the Nissan GT-R sure does look menacing in person. Its most distinctive features are the dramatic “aero-blade” air extractors aft of the front wheel wells and the fierce glowering headlamps drawn back in a scowl like a Kabuki mask (or Cindy McCain). -- Dan Neil (Nissan USA)
Nissan GT-R
Despite the Nissan GT-R’s official nickname, “Godzilla,” it’s more like 2 tons of fluffy kitten. -- Dan Neil (Nissan USA)
Nissan GT-R
For all its pants-ripping performance, the GT-R is surprisingly -- amazingly -- not all that exciting to drive. Oh yeah, there’s epic velocity here, and yet, because there is so much assurance, so many layers of electronic self-preservation, there isn’t much frisson or fear. -- Dan Neil (Nissan USA)
Nissan GT-R
The Nissan GT-R’s cult status comes courtesy of the video game Gran Turismo, which introduced American audiences to Japan’s only true super car. (Previously known as the Skyline GT-R, several generations of the car have appeared over the past 20 years.) -- Dan Neil (Nissan USA)
Nissan GT-R
The Nissan GT-R has been engineered to produce astonishing performance numbers, specifically around the Nürburgring, when driven by the finest drivers in the world. Driven by something less than the finest drivers in the world -- and that would include me -- the margins of safety and control are so broad that it actually makes the car uninvolving. -- Dan Neil (Nissan USA)
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