2009 Nissan GT-R Values

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2009 model year changes

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.

Competitive comparison

Longstanding cult following from previous iterations; highly advanced all-wheel drive system; 480 horsepower V6; trick manual transmission with automatic mode; aggressive, angry styling.

Special features for 2009

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.