The Good High-tech gear, such as an active suspension, all-wheel drive, and a dual-clutch transmission, give the 2010 Nissan GT-R race car handling. The hard-drive-based navigation system avoids traffic, and the driver can customize gauge screens with a variety of information.
The Bad The ride and noise level are harsh, fuel economy is poor, and there is no iPod support, but the 2011 model promises to address these issues.
The Bottom Line The 2010 Nissan GT-R is an outstanding car for the track or sport driving, but its rough ride makes it tough to live with on a daily basis, and the next model year should see significant improvements.
|2010 Nissan GT-R||2018 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS||2017 Ford Shelby GT350||2005 Honda Insight 2dr Hatchback (1.0L 3cyl Gas/Elec Hybrid 5M)||2018 Lexus LC|
2010 Nissan GT-R
The 2010 Nissan GT-R thrives on speed; at anything less than 60 mph, it feels like a Soviet-era Russian tractor. Reviewers, including Car and Driver and Edmunds.com, tested the 2009 version of the GT-R at 3.3 seconds to 60 mph. For 2010, Nissan squeezed an extra 5 horsepower out of the engine.
Exemplifying the use of tech to enhance road performance, the GT-R tops its 3.8-liter engine with twin turbochargers. A dynamic suspension actively counteracts body roll, and power is selectively fed forward and rear by an all-wheel-drive system. A six-speed dual-clutch transmission makes lightning-fast gear changes at the flick of a paddle.
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