It’s hard to believe the Nissan GT-R was first introduced almost a decade ago. When the all-wheel drive supercar debuted in 2009, it was the fastest, most powerful and most expensive Nissan ever. It was also one of the best-performing cars in the world. America’s car enthusiast community became immediately obsessed with the twin-turbocharged coupe as GT-R mania swept the nation and broke the internet.
Nicknamed "Godzilla" by its followers, the GT-R remains one of the world’s most potent supercars, as well as one of the most exclusive. With up to 600 horsepower and prices starting around $100,000, the 2018 GT-R is reserved for those that are serious about what they drive, and Americans only buy about 45 GT-Rs a month. Last year, Nissan updated the GT-R with a long list of mechanical and design improvements, including a surge of horsepower. This year brought further enhancements, including a more affordable base price.