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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

Nissan GT-R and 370Z Capture Edmunds’ Inside Line ‘2009 Readers’ Most Wanted Awards’

The two all new Nissan sports cars, the Nissan GT-R and Nissan 370Z, have been named on Edmunds’ Inside Line ‘2009 Readers’ Most Wanted Awards’ list. The GT-R and 370Z were the only nissan vehicles taking two categories each. The Nissan GT-R was named most wanted in the categories of “Speed over $30,000” and “Instant Classic Over 30,000.” The GT-R, which was released in July 2008, has also earned the rewards of Motor Trend “Car of the Year,” Automobile magazine’s 2009 “Automobile of the Year” and winning a “2009 Best Resale Value Award” from Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com. The Nissan 370Z was named most wanted in the categories of “Speed under $30,000” and “Instant Classic Under $30,000.” The Nissan 370Z went on sale in December 2008 and now offers a standard 332 horsepower 3.7 liter engine with Variable Valve Event and Lift Control (VVEL).

Nissan GT-R and 370Z Capture Edmunds’ Inside Line ‘2009 Readers’ Most Wanted Awards’

The two all new Nissan sports cars, the Nissan GT-R and Nissan 370Z, have been named on Edmunds’ Inside Line ‘2009 Readers’ Most Wanted Awards’ list. The GT-R and 370Z were the only vehicles taking two categories each. The Nissan GT-R was named most wanted in the categories of “Speed over $30,000” and “Instant Classic Over 30,000.” The GT-R, which was released in July 2008, has also earned the rewards of Motor Trend “Car of the Year,” Automobile magazine’s 2009 "Automobile of the Year" and winning a "2009 Best Resale Value Award" from Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com. The Nissan 370Z was named most wanted in the categories of “Speed under $30,000” and “Instant Classic Under $30,000.” The Nissan 370Z went on sale in December 2008 and now offers a standard 332 horsepower 3.7 liter engine with Variable Valve Event and Lift Control (VVEL).

Nissan GT-R is Motor Trend’s 2009 Car of the Year

Motor Trend Magazine has called the Nissan GT-R the most significant new car in 2009, which granted it the 2009 Car of the Year award. The magazine brought the GT-R from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 3.3 seconds. Motor Trend wrote, “The bottom line is Nissan is comfortably performing in a rarified air, legitimately shaking up the hierarchy within the supercar stratosphere. The selection was based on the car’s superiority, significance, and value.

 

Nissan GT-R is Motor Trend’s 2009 Car of the Year

Motor Trend Magazine has called the Nissan GT-R the most significant new car in 2009, which granted it the 2009 Car of the Year award. The magazine brought the GT-R from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 3.3 seconds. Motor Trend wrote, “The bottom line is Nissan is comfortably performing in a rarified air, legitimately shaking up the hierarchy within the supercar stratosphere. The selection was based on the car’s superiority, significance, and value.

 

Automobile Magazine Names the 2009 Nissan GT-R “Automobile of the Year”

The 2009 Nissan GT-R was named “2009 Automobile of the Year” yesterday. The GT-R received top honors from the magazine out of four awards given, including “Design of the Year,” “Man of the Year,” and “Technology of the Year.” Jean Jennings, the magazine’s president and editor-in-chief, said “for decades, previos versions of the GT-R were never exported to the United States. Now we know what we’ve been missing, and are we happy to be invited to the party. What we love about the GT-R is that it refuses to compromise. It is not comfortable, it is not trying to make friends and it is not trying to influence people. It exists for one reason only – to go fast – and it does.”

Automobile Magazine Names the 2009 Nissan GT-R “Automobile of the Year”

The 2009 Nissan GT-R was named “2009 Automobile of the Year” yesterday. The GT-R received top honors from the magazine out of four awards given, including “Design of the Year,” “Man of the Year,” and “Technology of the Year.” Jean Jennings, the magazine’s president and editor-in-chief, said “for decades, previos versions of the GT-R were never exported to the United States. Now we know what we’ve been missing, and are we happy to be invited to the party. What we love about the GT-R is that it refuses to compromise. It is not comfortable, it is not trying to make friends and it is not trying to influence people. It exists for one reason only – to go fast – and it does.”

Nissan GT-R Four-Door in the Pipeline

The Nissan GT-R may seem born to be a two-door car, but the model first started out as a four-door car in 1969 and was followed by a two-door version the following year.  By adding a four-door Nissan is hoping to promote to a wider customer base. Technologies that are expected to follow to the four-door car are tire pressure monitoring system, ABS with electronic brake-force distribution, traction control system with vehicle dynamic control, lane departure warning that beeps, lane departure prevention through selective brake application, and intelligent cruise control, with distance control assist that will maintain following distances at speed.

Nissan GT-R Four-Door in the Pipeline

The Nissan GT-R may seem born to be a two-door car, but the model first started out as a four-door car in 1969 and was followed by a two-door version the following year.  By adding a four-door Nissan is hoping to promote to a wider customer base. Technologies that are expected to follow to the four-door car are tire pressure monitoring system, ABS with electronic brake-force distribution, traction control system with vehicle dynamic control, lane departure warning that beeps, lane departure prevention through selective brake application, and intelligent cruise control, with distance control assist that will maintain following distances at speed.

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