2009 Nissan GT-R Review

2009-nissan-gtr I’ll preface this by saying I generally prefer my supercars of the V8 or above variety.  More cylinders and more displacement is generally a good thing.  That being said, the 2009 GT-R is one of the most incredible supercars of all time.  That is to say, ever.  It gets by with just six cylinders, and a measly 3.8 liters of displacement.  Of course, Nissan strapped on two turbos to make sure power came to an impressive 480 HP.  Couple that amazing engine with a dual clutch gearbox, and the most advanced AWD system in the world… and well.. it’s just magic.

Acceleration times are stunning.  Sixty miles per hour comes in just 3.3 seconds.  The quarter mile passes in 11 and a half.  Try matching those numbers in anything under a hundred grand.  Hell, a buck fifty.  The GT-R starts just under $70k – that is, if you can find a dealer willing to part with one for MSRP.  Demand is insane, and it should be.  Whether you like the muscular looks or not ( I do ), this car is amazing.  The performance speaks for itself, and silences the opposition.  As if the numbers weren’t enough, I feel the need to remind you that there’s even room for a couple kidlets in the back seat.  Yes, a supercar with 4 seats.  Neato.

2009 Nissan GT-R Specs

  • 480 HP 3.8 liter Twin-Turbo V6
  • 430 lb-ft of torque
  • Top Speed: 193 MPH
  • ATESSA AWD System
  • 6-speed Dual Clutch Transmission with paddle shifters
  • 15″ Brembo Brakes
  • 0-60 MPH in 3.3 seconds, Quarter mile in 11.5 seconds

2009 Nissan GT-R Reviews

Autoblog reviews the 2009 Nissan GT-R and writes – ‘The Nissan GT-R maxes out the bang-for-the-buck quotient like no other vehicle, but does so in a way that will only appeal to a select group of drivers. Whereas the similarly priced Z06 is the culmination of decades of refining the traditional FR arrangement, the GT-R takes everything Nissan knows about physics and speed and condenses it into a cohesive package that changes your very perception about what’s possible behind the wheel. It won’t bend the space-time continuum, but it comes closer than anything before it. And like the Skyline GT-Rs of yore, it has the potential to revolutionize everything we as drivers hold dear.’

Car and Driver reviews the 2009 Nissan GT-R and writes – ‘If all production cars run like our 3529-mile engineering-mule tester, with its husky midrange torque and smooth ramp-ups to on-boost thrust, buyers will be getting way more than 480 horsepower for their dollars. The GT-R must have more to be haul-assing its 3908 pounds to 60 mph in 3.3 seconds. That’s what the $321,956 611-hp Ferrari 599GTB Fiorano runs on game day. Unconfirmed reports out of Japan say production GT-Rs are cremating dynos with 480 horsepower at the wheels, which means the twin-turbo, twin-intercooler, twin-intake 3.8-liter V-6 is churning out well over 500 fillies.’

Published on April 10, 2008 in Nissan

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