The sun has risen on the land
Launched with a base price of $81,900, the GT-R's MSRP climbed to $89,900 as this article is being written. It doesn't matter, really, since all 150 units headed for Canada are already sold. For the price, though, no other car can match its level of performance and presence.
Here's what we could compare the GT-R with:
Audi R8, 420 hp, $141,000
BMW M3, 414 hp, $71,300
Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, 638 hp, $125,195
Dodge Viper SRT10 Coupe, 600 hp, $99,600
Lotus Exige S 240, 240 hp, $73,995
Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe, 480 hp, $161,700
The Nissan GT-R is one of the quickest, sickest, most insane production cars we've had the opportunity to drive, period. It's a raw machine with a stiff ride and a noisy driveline, but a pure adrenaline generator. For now, it's the most thrilling sports car ever to come from the Land of the Rising Sun, and a relative bargain.
That being said, if you want one, you're out of luck for at least a year. You'd better get on the waiting list now.
Photos: Philippe Champoux, Matthieu Lambert
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