Nissan GT-R – Jack of All Trades


Arthur St. Antoine, from Motor Trend, recently wrote a review on his experiences with driving the 2010 Nissan GT-R. What he came to find was that the GT-R was more than just your average sports car – it was your ‘everything’ car!

2010 Nissan GTR

2010 Nissan GT-R

After Antoine drove the GT-R for roughly 13 months/28,000 miles, and spent $4,500 in maintenance and normal wear costs, he found that the GT-R was just as low-maintenance as the Nissan Sentra. Can’t complain about that?! At the same time, he found that the GT-R has the ability to, “eat miles at speeds that would leave most cars breathless”  and be, “…relentlessly insistent…eager at all times to go fast” (Antoine).

GT-R Side View

In Antoine’s opinion the GT-R’s greatest achievement is the fact that, “It doesn’t have to driven hard to be appealing. It’ll roll around town running errands with our embarrassing you by throwing a Supercar Hissy Fit”. Can you say, ‘Jack Of All Trades’? Who doesn’t want to have a car that will: go fast, make people’s jaws drop, and be easy to drive, comfortable to sit in and  low-maintenance? The 2010 Nissan GT-R is certainly, first and foremost, a Supercar, but it is also an ‘everything’ car. It can go from the track to the mall with no problems – and that is why we love it!

GT-R Engine

Some of the 2010 Nissan GT-R Specs:

  • Twin-turbocharged 3.8L V6 engine
    • Cast-aluminum block
    • Dual overhead cams with variable intake timing
  • 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds
  • Top speed = 190 mph
  • Dual-clutch, 6-speed paddle-shift transmission
    • W/ driver-configurable modes based on road conditions and driving requirements
  • Shift in as little as 2-tenths of a second
  • Nissan’s advanced ATTESA ET-S all-wheel drive system
    • Rear-wheel drive bias during normal conditions
    • 50/50 drive when things get slippery
  • World’s first independent rear-mount transaxle & integrated AWD transfer case
    • Helps to create an optimal 54/46 front to rear weight distribution
  • 15-inch vented disc brakes
  • 20-inch aluminum wheels
  • Nissan Hard Drive Navigation System
    • GPS, voice recognition
    • 7-inch high-resolution color-LCD touch-screen display
  • Rear spoiler
  • Nissan Intelligent Key with push-button ignition
  • Bluetooth
  • Power doors and keys
  • Leather-appointed front seats with synthetic suede inserts
  • 8-way power driver’s seat
  • French-stitched leather-trimmed dashboard, console and doors
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Leather-wrapped magnesium paddle shifters
  • Leather-wrapped gearshift knob and parking brake lever
  • 9.3GB Music Box hard drive for digital music storage and playback
  • In-dash compact flash card reader for MP3/WMA playback
  • Speed-sensitive volume control
  • Steering wheel-mounted audio controls and XM Satellite Radio
  • Antilock brakes for all four wheels using the Nissan/Brembo Braking System
  • Front, side and head airbags
  • Electronic Traction Control System
  • Vehicle Immobilizer System
  • Vehicle Security System

Nissan GT-R Interior

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One response

  1. GT-R is definitely one of my favorite sport cars; one par with some of the more expensive exotics but at a lower price.

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