The all-new 2009 Nissan GT-R sports car is all about dynamic performance — inside and out. Built on an all-new platform, the GT-R incorporates the world's first independent rear transaxle all-wheel-drive system for optimum weight distribution and handling. This exciting new two-seater coupe is powered by an all-new 3.8L twin-turbocharged V6 engine handcrafted by its own master technician in a clean-room environment. Propelled with 480 hp and 430 lb-ft of torque, the GT-R is equipped with an advanced six-speed dual clutch automatic transmission that routes power to the revolutionary all-wheel-drive system. EPA-estimated fuel economy is 16 mpg city/21 mpg hwy. According to Nissan, the GT-R can sprint from zero to 60 in 3.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 193 mph. Safety features include massive Brembo brakes with antilock capability, stability and traction control, front-seat side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags. For a bird's eye look, see Nissan GT-R photos and 360 views to appreciate this beauty.Read more Read less
The 2009 Nissan GT-R can trace its roots back to 1964 and the 2000GT, a hotted-up sedan the company took racing against the world. Since then, several versions have evolved, but never for America, and all of them have die-hard devotees. The all-new GT-R furthers the Nissan sporting tradition--in spades--and is finally coming to the U.S. For 2009, the car offers 480 horsepower from a 3.8L twin-turbocharged V6. Styling is handsome and athletic and unique to the GT-R, but carries definite cues from the rest of the Nissan family. The GT-R is built on an exclusive Premium Midship chassis and comes loaded with technology designed to keep it firmly planted. A six-speed manual with automatic modes and paddle shifters gives drivers complete control. The cockpit is all business, yet provides several amenities to keep its occupants comfortable as they hurl themselves across the highways. Six colors are available: Super Silver, Gun Metallic, Titanium, Ivory Pearl, Solid Red, and Black Obsidian. The 2009 Nissan GT-R will come in two models--Base and Premium. Pricing ranges from $69,850 to $71,900, and the Super Silver paint adds $3,000.
Longstanding cult following from previous iterations; highly advanced all-wheel drive system; 480 horsepower V6; trick manual transmission with automatic mode; aggressive, angry styling.
For the money, there's not much to touch the 2009 Nissan GT-R. With all-wheel drive, 480 horsepower, and plenty of advanced gadgetry contained beneath its attractive aluminum body, it offers Ferrari F430 and Porsche 911 Turbo performance at half the price, and it's a far more refined car than the Corvette Z06 for about the same money. The GT-R is a supercar, to be sure, and must be considered the bargain of the year.