Nissan gt-r Review

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 The Nissan GT-R has a varied history. Although it has always had a strong following, some models wear the badge of GT-R have not always made the grade. But when Nissan do well, they do very, very well. Again in 1969, the horizon 2.0-liter saloon was the first Nissan to wear a distinctive GT-R.

A coupe followed in 1971 and a model replacement, with production limited to 197 units in 1973. And that was the end of the GT-R until a horizon as we know it appeared in 1990, with a twin turbo inline six-cylinder.Homologated for racing Nissan go, the R32 was argued that 280bhp, like the R33 (1994) and R34 (1999) successors. GT-R buyers in the UK should beware - there are plenty of imported GT-R floating around on the used market largely variable quality. We prefer to stick to those brought by himself through Nissan cars, and that's what our test is based on.When the gray import 473bhp GT-R that caused a stir was tested; It demolished almost all the challenges that we put before him, including being crowned the winner of our annual drive cars better shooting. The official version 523bhp car becomes the GT-R in a super super.The GT-R has always been the price of your side. It is not a cheap car: it is better value than cars that are apparently so fast, and can overtake the cars of a similar price. It seems too good to be true. So is?

 Design and Style :

Nissan gt-r Review


You may think that the Nissan GT-R is a triumph of function over form, but at the same time is designed largely by necessity, there is more to the exterior design of the GT-R than it originally would credit.There is certainly no doubt that for something else and, because this is the first GT-R is not based on a vehicle for the mass market (hence the absence of the label on the horizon), is designed with more freedom than previous GT-R.Hiroshi Hasegawa, head of product design Nissan says that "is clearly not an Italian American car, German or" and that "it is very mechanical, almost like a cartoon robot" and "obviously made of metal" thanks to his big shoulders and strong muscles. These features help out this great car and contribute to an excellent drag coefficient of 0.27.There are also signs of previous GT-R. The round taillights are a continuation of the lineage and the front grille is reminiscent of the latest model, the R34.For most observers is not a car that causes 'oohs' and 'aah' admiration for her beauty, but there is no doubt in the mind of anyone who, by putting eyes on the GT-R, everyone you know that this is a very special car with performance levels barrel.For those who wish to maximize this performance in a suitable environment, Nissan introduced the song Pack option for the GT-R in 2012. On the other £ 10,000 over the standard car, the Track Pack features firmer springs, wheels Nismo more light and improved brake cooling.Nissan has also removed the rear seats, saving a total of 20 kg when combined with new alloys. The transmission is performed on the track Pack unchanged.


Nissan gt-r Review


The interiors of Nissan GT-R in the past have always been a rather secondary consideration. The same applies to this version to some extent, but there is a sophistication to modern cabin GT-R that was absent in previous versions.And even if the quality of the materials in this new car can not be compared with the best European rivals have to offer, there is an endearing Japanese efficiency and even a degree of charm to the way the GT-R does things.The bewildering variety of screens and data readings on the center console corresponds to a similar number of switches and buttons - could only come from Japan, as, too, could the choice of metal and plastic-like trim on the fascia and doors .Nissan has not consented to European conventions, and the cabin GT-R is the better for it. This is not a car you are looking panache and luxuriance of something like a 911, which is intended to be a tour-de-force technology and to that extent, Nissan has done a good job with the car.front seats of the GT-R are spectacularly good, and although one of our testers had mild back pain after driving a considerable distance, was not a common complaint and is as likely to be induced by the ride as the seats. The driving position itself is easy to electrically adjusted, while the wheel - size and sculpted brilliantly - broadly in line with height and depth.This is a four-seater, but even Nissan supports the rear seats are best for children, and when that happens is known to be a squeeze. Headroom is a scarce resource and space for rear legs almost disappears if the driver's seat fits comfortably in anyone over 6 feet tall. The boot is big enough for two sets of golf clubs, but the access hatch is small.


Nissan gt-r Review


It is difficult to know what impresses: the absolute level of performance Nissan GT-R offers or how accessible it does. The latest version of this car constantly updated, with 523bhp and 0-60 mph time of under three seconds.It is no wonder, then, that this is a car that is easy to go very fast. This is due in part to the advantages of four-wheel drive and smart differentials par-shuffle the GT-R, and in part to the direct-shift gearbox. One of the three toggle switches mounted on the dashboard changes the way gearshift snow to R, changing the speed and pattern, while sliding the shift lever or pulling the wonderful fixed blades switches " box automatic to manual.Manual (in which the GT-R will not start down) and R (which allows the engine to limiter) provides the best control for track driving or road he knows well. But in others, more able to give and receive automatic mode works a treat.R mode their ability to judge and deliver the downshift smoothly is exceptional and offers a level of performance on demand more like a large V12 that a relatively small capacity turbo engine. party piece of transmission, however, is upshifts full step.It is not without fault, though. Because there is no deviation of use, parking need a very soft touch on the accelerator. And tight maneuvers produces noise wince-inducing diff when it's cold. However, it is almost as easy as any other Nissan to waste time in the city, if you can live with the hard march.The brakes, however, are beyond criticism, providing a reassuring ability to shed speed, despite the weight of the GT-R, needing only 40.9m to stop from 70 mph. Almost more impressive is the excellent pedal feel and response.

 Ride and handling:

Nissan gt-r Review


Just look at the lap time the Nissan GT-R around our driving circuit dry - only slightly below the Ferrari 430 Scuderia and the Porsche 911 GT2, despite its lower power to weight ratio - to realize you have one or two tricks in his bag handling. Traction is only one, but then you can expect from wide tires of the GT-R and all wheels.More than any other element, which gives the GT-R its staggering pace is remarkable rigidity, not only in the suspension setup but building shell. On bumpy roads and even in the Comfort mode - smoothing the Japanese specification - the journey is quite busy.Although the body moves around, you can feel the stiffness in the shell. In a smoother surface and suspension, either in the Comfort or R mode, the GT-R can be used to generate this rigidity incredible lateral grip.Although the GT-R stands out in almost all surfaces and road conditions, and is, for a heavy car, breathtakingly agile in the slower corners if you are willing to put off a bit, it's more like house in the wider roads and sweeping curves.Management needs a little time to get used; 2.6 turns lock to lock is fast and relatively light weighted, but is exceptionally accurate and communicative approach when the limits of adhesion.The changes incorporated in the pack of songs subtly enhance the GT-R package to make it more fun at the limit; ideal for those who want to regularly use your car on a circuit. The additional brake cooling has real benefits, with the rotors are not carbon that refuse to disappear after abuse continued development.Whether from behind the wheel or standing along the road, it is impossible to be nothing more than impressed by the sight or touch of a GT-R at maximum attack; their ability to grip and channel power to the road is quite amazing. The problem is that to get the most out of it you really need to be on track; use no more than 40 percent of its capabilities on the road and you're traveling much faster than it should.

 Running costs:

For the performance level of the Nissan GT-R offers, this is a very affordable supercar - cheap even. Once you've bought the car, however, operating costs are more on par with its supercar rivals.You will visit your dealer specialist GT-R for maintenance every 6000 miles and visit a service station even more often - would have difficulty getting 20mpg even you drive smoothly, while a day at the track will have to wait for commuter service station on the way home. As for CO2 emissions of GT-R, it is best to keep that calm and take tax bills on the chin.What a warranty of three years / 60,000 miles will be obtained, although GT-R have an excellent record of reliability - as long as they are served. Perhaps surprisingly given the number of gray imports floating around, GT-R are reasonable investments: residual values ​​fall more slowly, and a lower price, luxury car with similar performance and should not be too far off order with such coupes price.As well as engineering techno party on board, also a reasonable smattering of luxury gadgets, is also obtained. The 2012 model year car with 523bhp come with all the bells and whistles, including metallic paint - strangely cost an expensive option on the other models.Unfortunately, although the excellent pack of songs is, in their struggle to justify the premium of £ 10k on a GT-R standard. Updates only a very slight improvement charged in a fantastic package for a significant premium.


Nissan gt-r Review


Fast and, yes, quite furious. Performance is not easier, however, you may be left a little cold by the Nissan GT-R at first. Do not feel special to sit on - the cabin can be packed with technology, but feels more like a brilliant-specced form a supercar Nissan-made.It is also difficult, hard, strong and clinical in the way it goes about things - it's a car that wants to be driven fast and scolds you if you try to do the opposite. We would go so far as to say it can be a little annoying at times. In a test drive 20 minutes can not worm their way into the affections of a potential buyer - unless you get on a track.In part this is due to the efficiency and effortless performance. It will dry weather pace of a Ferrari 430 Scuderia or indifferent Porsche 911 GT2 with ease, but at a fraction of the cost.Its engine is so smooth to 6000rpm as it is in 2000 and the gearbox shifts with a totally undramatic efficiency - that is a car that will flatter and reward, depending on their skill levels.The more time you spend with the GT-R, the more you discover new moves in its dynamic repertoire and the most visceral, exciting and full of feedback and the answer seems. There are hidden from his brutal performance, no-frill depths.The longer you have, the more you want.


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