It's Godzilla! No, we’re not referring to the giant monster that terrorizes Tokyo. We’re talking about the 2014 Nissan GT-R, which terrorizes any road that it's on. It blends performance and technology into one blisteringly quick sports car.
Ever hear someone say ‘form over function’? That’s the best way to describe the GT-R’s design. It's not the most stylish sports car ever built, but every part of the design has a function to make it a monster. The non-descript front end; that was designed to make it cut through the air more efficiently. You have a distinctive cut along the side that directs air to the back. Moving inside, it's the same story as the exterior. You will find a comprehensive gauge cluster and a set of screens that provide key data in the navigation unit. There are even leather sport seats with suede inserts and carbon fiber and aluminum trim.
Pop the hood and you’ll find a twin-turbo 3.8L V6 engine producing 545 horsepower and 463 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed dual-clutch transmission routes the power to all four wheels via Nissan’s ATTESA E-TS system. Performance figures are staggering. The run to 60 MPH takes 2.6 seconds and a quarter-mile is wrapped up in 10.6 seconds. Those numbers put the GT-R within spitting distance of supercars like the Lamborghini Aventador. The GT-R also sticks to the road like it's on rails and stops on a dime thanks to massive brakes.
EPA rates the 2014 Nissan GT-R at 16 City/23 Highway/19 Combined.
A 2014 Nissan GT-R will set you back $99,590 for the Premium and climbs up to $115,710 for the limited Track Edition. Competitors to the 2014 GT-R include the BMW M6 and Porsche 911 Carrera S.