The Nissan GT-R Sports Coupe is a sports car released by Nissan Motors than easily rival the high priced European sports cars. The GT-R was released first in Japan during December of 2007, followed by the US in July 2008 and the remainder of the global market in March of 2009. Though a fairly recent entry into the sports coupe market the GT-R has ancestry in another iconic model previously released from Nissan. The Skyline GT-R was in production between the years 1969 and 1974 and then again from 1989 to 2002. Like the current GT-R, the Skyline carried an all wheel drive platform with a twin turbo six cylinder engine.
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Though the Nissan GT-R Sports Coupe has many similarities to the Skyline, there were massive changes made before the GT-R was released. It debuted at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show prior to the first model being released for the Japanese market. Production of the GT-R has been limited because the engine and rear-mounted dual clutch gear box are built by hand. Still it has been a sports coupe that is in high demand due to the power, luxury and benefits it provides to the buyer.
Testing has revealed that the Nissan GT-R Sports Coupe will reach top speeds of 193 miles per hour. In addition, the acceleration is powerful enough that the car will get from 0 to 60 in about 3.2 seconds. That kind of acceleration is amazing and virtually unheard of in a sports coupe at this price. The all wheel drive combines with a strong suspension to ensure that the vehicle sticks to the road even in the worst circumstances. Braking is as instantaneous as accelerating. It is ideal for winding roads and can easily compete with the world's top supercars. A dedicated sports car that equals the performance of high dollar models, the GT-R is also easy to drive. It provides the same ease behind that wheel that one might find with a typical family sedan, however it isn't a very practical vehicle for the day-to-day driving one might do.
The look of the Nissan GT-R Sports Coupe ensures that it stands out in the crowd as well. With LED running lights that grab attention and a cabin filled with luxury, the GT-R could easily be mistaken for a high-end vehicle. Inside and out, the GT-R is about as high-tech as they get. The cabin has such benefits as a carbon-fiber center stack, matte black switches and a redesigned instrument panel. The Navigation screen even provides such details as G-Force in curves and lap times. The cabin is design to hold you in place though it still feels comfortable for the ride. The rear seat is adequate for children, but might be a bit cramped for adults. Even the trunk space is a decent size for a sports coupe.
While there are competitors that may have beat the Nissan GT-R Sports Coupe in one area or another, it is hard to find a sports coupe that can completely match it. The GT-R combines performance, technology, luxury and price to make it a standalone vehicle. To receive the same benefits offered by the GT-R, one would typically have to pay several times the asking price of this car.