No car better embodies Nissan’s philosophy of building outstanding performance cars at earthly prices than the GT-R. It is, quite simply, the best performance car for the money. Its power output and handling dynamics rival that of top European sports car models, without the attendant six-figure sticker shock.
Behind the GT-R’s potent ability is a technological tour de force, including a dual-clutch automated manual transmission, an advanced all-wheel-drive system, an adaptive sport suspension, and a heaving twin-turbo V6 delivering power in a head-spinning jet rush. That’s not to say the GT-R is without flaw. It’s large and hefty for a supercar. The transmission bumps and staggers in slow traffic. And it may be awhile yet before a Nissan key fob carries the prestige of the European marques. But as a successor to the legacy of the Skyline GT-R — a car never officially available in the United States — the GT-R is truly one of the greatest cars ever produced.