THERE’S high praise for the Nissan GT-R in the latest edition of Autocar magazine.
Writer Steve Sutcliffe compares the car to a BMW M5 and runs a series of tests in which the GT-R emerges triumphant.
He tells how a reader emailed him to ask whether there was any reason not to buy an M5 – and after giving the matter some thought, ‘an answer appeared out of left field: the 2012 Nissan GT-R.’
Sutcliffe writes: ‘In the acceleration tests, the M5 got so badly thumped that I swear you could see tears weeping from its headlights at one point.’
And he adds: ‘Under brakes, from 100mph to zero, the M5 felt reasonably incredible in isolation, coming to a standstill from three figures in a mere 4.5sec. But then the GT-R just blew it to pieces, stopping tens of metres sooner from 100mph and taking half a second less in which to do so.’
Sutcliffe goes on to sing the GT-R’s praises for a wide variety of other reasons, before concluding: ‘The GT-R was a whole lot more fun to drive. And it wasn’t just me who thought this but anyone and everyone who drove the two cars during the day.’
The Nissan GT-R is an icon of Nissan’s pioneer spirit; the company invented the concept of the ‘multi-performance super car’ and made high-performance vehicles accessible.
It continues to evolve; the 2012 version has improved features in terms of performance, efficiency and refinement to provide further excitement to drivers and passengers.
Boasting improved maximum engine output and fuel efficiency (thereby reducing CO2 emissions), it comes equipped with asymmetric suspension, multi-performance speed, and a highly responsive driving performance which provides a stable, top-quality driving experience.