I want one.
The Nissan GT-R is back and I want one. Ask any car enthusiast about the GT-R and the majority of them will say the same. With insane twin-turbo V-6 power, edgy looks, and a cult-like following rivaling that of the Beatles, the 2009 GT-R lives up to the hype.
A 3.8-liter twin-turbo V-6 powers the GT-R. With 480 hp and 430 lb-ft of torque, you'd better have your inhaler handy.
The simple-yet-sporty interior complements the feel of the Nissan GT-R. And just to show you this car was meant to motor, the speedometer was arranged in such a way that the 140-mph tick mark is where you would normally see 60 mph on most cars. I guess the designers figured you wouldn't be spending a whole lot of time under 100 mph.
The GT-R's exterior styling causes mixed feelings. Some people hate it and others love it. I, for one, like the edgy design.
The Nissan supercoupe's 4-wheel Brembo disc brakes with 15-inch rotors bring everything to a halt when needed, while the gold calipers provide a little eye candy in the process.
Well-bolstered leather and suede bucket seats do a great job of keeping your butt in place on those curvy mountain roads. If you're wondering about space in the back seat, you're probably researching the wrong vehicle. However, if you're wondering if they put dual subwoofers in between the rear seats, then you've come to the right place.
The 2009 Nissan GT-R is rollin' on DUBS! Not just your regular run-of-the-mill dubs, but super-lightweight, forged-aluminum dubs. 20 x 9.5 inches in front and 20 x 10.5 inches at the rear.
Purists out there might scoff at the fact that there's no clutch pedal in the GT-R. But the 6-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission is responsive and probably shifts faster than I do. It gets extra cool points for automatically blipping the throttle to match revs on downshifts.
The rear end of the Nissan GT-R is iconic. The dual circular taillights are instantly recognizable. I found this out as I was almost run off the road multiple times by people snapping pictures from their camera phones.
Now you want one.
If you didn't want a GT-R in the beginning of this gallery, you probably want one now. Starting at around $70,000, this car is an awesome deal considering it'll decimate sports cars twice its price. Unfortunately, $70k is not going to happen on a photographer's salary. So until my kidney sells on Ebay, this photo gallery will have to suffice.