I remember when the Nissan GT-R made its debut.
It had to have been one of the most discussed vehicles on the 'net and folks were fuming. Had it beat Porsche in its own backyard? Were the first cars really making less than 500 horsepower? Was it too video game-y?
It's become obvious over the years that the GT-R is a beast. It comes down to whether or not you really care about speed over the driving experience, and how much pain you can take — the GT-R has brutal acceleration and an equally brutal suspension.
Finally, it's all culminated in Nissan's most glorified GT-R, the NISMO.
Featuring 600 horsepower and 481 lb.-ft. of torque being pumped out via the car's 3.8-liter bi-turbo V6, as you'd expect, power won't be an issue. But enough of the introductory nonsense, what does the initial review think?
Below you'll find a couple of excerpts, for the full details, click "Read Article" below!
...It's not all about brute acceleration; the car is terrific in corners, with tons of grip and precise steering. Over the French two lanes, it simply goes where you point it, making it tough to get in trouble. The Recaros -- manually adjusted -- held us in place perfectly. That evening, we arrived at Spa, where we kept the traction control and such turned on. And the car was just a hoot to drive, roaring and popping (we mean that literally) from corner to corner. The six-speed dual-clutch was quick and crisp...
...Do I Want It?
If you don't like attention, probably not: Rolling through small French towns brought out the crowds; kids gave us the thumbs up and grown-ups snapped their necks around. This would probably happen where you live, too...