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Nissan GT-R
4 Nov 2016 11:21 | Last updated: 21 Aug 2018 16:29

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The Nissan GT-R is the performance car that puts the 'F' in fast. The inheritor of a legacy of sporting machines badged 'Skyline GT-R', the current-generation model took the car’s reputation for giant-killing pace to new heights when it was introduced in 2008.

More recently, Nissan has added even more power to a recipe that includes a twin-turbocharged V6 engine and a uniquely complex four-wheel-drive system.

The car’s mission statement, however, remains the same today as it was almost a decade ago: to deliver colossal speed and excitement at about half of the price at which it’s available in most supercars – and in a package that can be used every day and in almost any weather.

How does it compare against rivals such as the Audi R8, Jaguar F-Type and Porsche 911? Read on over the next few pages to get our in depth impressions of the Nissan GT-R.

 

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Track Edition Engineered by NISMO
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Recaro
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The entry-level GT-R comes with six airbags, keyless start, 20in wheels, LED headlights and parking sensors all round as standard, as well as an infotainment system with eleven speakers, DAB radio...View trim
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