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, from Tennessee|
Year / Model Reviewed:
2009 GT-R Premium Coupe
Performance - the Skyline GT-Rs performance is, to throw a cliche, legendary. The newest iteration is no different. The acceleration is amazing, and I've had friends liken it to their street bikes. Comfort - seats are supportive and comfortable, and front legroom is great, even for my 6'5" frame. The steering wheel telescopes much further than my '06 G35, which is welcome. Rear seat legroom is non-existent, but who really WANTS to carry more than two people in this car? Technology - I am a tech geek and everything about this car is fantastic, from ergonomics to ease of use. My only gripe is that I had to buy and Ipod Touch specifically for the car. A Zune adapter would be nice!
The sounds that emanate from the dual-clutch system, especially at lower speeds, take some getting used to. Had I not test driven three different GT-Rs when I was shopping for one, I'd have been taken aback by the clunky sounds, but they are entirely normal. The driving position, while immensely comfortable, isn't as low to the ground as I would expect from a supercar, but Nissan's goal was to make an "every day" supercar and they succeeded admirably.
Finally, the true Skyline makes it's debut in the US (yes I know the Infiniti G-series is technically the Skyline, which is why I own one of those, too). The car grabs attention wherever it goes. I literally can't go fifteen minutes without people honking, giving the thumbs up, taking pictures, or stopping and asking questions, which I don't mind since I'm a gearhead and I love talking cars. The performance is amazing. Zero to 60 in under 4 seconds is a little scary, but exhilarating. I haven't even scraped the surface of what the car is capable of and I love it. Steering is razor-sharp with good feedback. Interior noise at speed is a little loud but not overwhelming, and setting the suspension to COMF alleviates a great deal of noise. The car's stance is menacing and the exhaust note with the throttle open has that high-pitched primal scream of a TIE Fighter. Truly a car designed for Darth Vader.
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