For the uninitiated, the word Nissan doesn’t bring to mind the same images of speed and ferocity that brands like Ferrari, Lamborghini or even Corvette bring to mind. Those in the know, however, salivate at the very mention of the Nissan GT-R, revered by fans around the world as the descendant of the legendary Nissan Skyline. Even with all of the legacy and pedigree that the GT-R comes with, people still wonder if racing a Nissan GT-R rival the speed and power of its Italian counterparts?
While Ferrari claims their cars prance around the track like a stallion and Lamborghini boasts the power of a raging bull in their vehicles, Nissan’s GT-R is the true King of the Monsters, known worldwide as “Godzilla.” Still, even with all the recognition and numerous “Car of the Year” awards from respected outlets like Top Gear, Motor Trend, and the International Car of the Year Awards, the GT-R, much like Rodney Dangerfield, gets no respect. The question becomes, how is it possible that a car that costs less than half the price of a Ferrari 458 Italia or the Lamborghini Huracan perform at the same level? The answer is simple, the Nissan GT-R just doesn’t care.
The Nissan GT-R attacks the corners with an aggressive confidence rarely seen outside of the top tier manufacturers. Simply stated, the GT-R is one of the most sophisticated, technologically advanced production cars ever produced. You can quickly dive into the sharpest of turns and confidently floor the gas pedal coming out of it, knowing that the GT-R’s expertly balanced chassis will keep you on the road. The best part, after you come speeding out of the corner, the 600 horsepower engine roars to life with an acceleration that is sure to keep you begging for more.
The moral of the story? Don’t scoff at the Nissan GT-R just because it isn’t an $200,000+ Italian exotic. Racing a Nissan GT-R is just as heart-pounding of an experience as any other car in our SPEEDVEGAS lineup.