The Nissan GT-R has got all the power and acceleration you can handle. First-class grip, lightning-quick handling, edgy styling and a super-quick twin-clutch gearbox.
The rear bench is better suited to golf bags than people. The running costs, fuel bills and CO2 emissions are all high. A Nissan badge will never carry the same punch as Porsche’s.
What it’s like to drive, and how quiet it is
Nissan GT-R performance
Hang on tight! The GT-R's incredible 3.8-litre twin-turbo V6 serves up 542bhp and 466lb ft of torque, so the GT-R accelerates with the sort of fury that many supercars will struggle to match. Should you find yourself entering a corner too hot, simply stand on the carbon composite brakes and the scenery slows like you’ve run into a concrete bunker.
Nissan GT-R ride & handling
The steering has some useful feel, but because it’s on the light side, there’s no need to muscle the GT-R into corners. Instead, all you need to do is point the nose at the apex of a bend, vaguely imagine what the exit looks like and give it as much throttle as you dare. Shuffling power between the front and rear wheels, the GT-R delivers as much grip and traction as its tyres and your neck muscles can withstand.
Nissan GT-R refinement
There’s plenty of road noise at speed from the GT-R's mammoth tyres, and the thundering twin-turbo engine bellows as the revs climb. Of course, none of this will manage to drown out the thumping of your heart as the GT-R unleashes its outrageous performance.