Though only in its second model year, the Nissan GT-R has already gained legend status in the automotive world. The 2010 Nissan GT-R receives a minor tweaking, taking the stunning performance of the 2009 GT-R to another level. Improvements start under the hood with 5 hp more from the 3.8L twin-turbo V6 - now rated at 485 hp. Nissan engineers redesigned the Bilstein shocks and revised spring and damper rates, improving both cornering and ride quality. Increased rigidity in the brake lines improves both brake feel and the overall durability of the braking system. The Transmission Control Module for the rear-mounted dual-clutch transmission has also been reprogrammed, improving driveability and acceleration by optimizing clutch engagement. All of these improvements don't come cheap, however. The GT-R and GT-R Premium carry MSRP's of $80,790 and $83,040 respectively - a near $4,000 increase over the outgoing model.Read more Read less
The Nissan GT-R can trace its roots back to 1964 and the 2000GT. Since then, several versions have evolved and all of them have die-hard devotees throughout the world. The all-new GT-R came to the U.S. last year and is even more impressive for 2010, offering a 3.8L twin-turbocharged DOHC V6 engine, now featuring 480 horsepower at 6400 rpm and 430 pounds-feet of torque at 3200 rpm
Unparalleled performance; highly advanced all-wheel drive system; aggressive, king-of-the-hill styling
For the money, there's not much to touch the 2009 Nissan GT-R. 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 world-class supercar, with prices starting at just over $80,000. Mileage is estimated at 16 mpg city and 21 mpg highway.