20 June 2016
Review

The Nissan GT-R has a fearsome reputation for felling supercar giants at much higher prices. We find out if a facelift is change enough to keep the nine-year-old model fresh.

The price has increased by almost £2000 to £79,995, and mechanical tweaks include more power from the engine – it’s now got 562bhp - and more rigidity from the chassis.

In spite of the changes, the GT-R’s competition has caught up with its impressive performance statistics, so it has to work hard to maintain its grip on the market, and its place in the supercar hierarchy.

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20 June 2016
0-60 in less than 3.3 secs is no good any more. Have a word.

21 June 2016
Oh dear, this tester does not get it at all. What a waste of time.

The GTR gained its giant killer reputation not only because it was fast, but because it also gripped and turned and carried corner speed like no other. And it still accelerates out of corners like few other cars.

The idea of 4WD, smart systems distributing the power through a short stack of double clutch gears, was a revelation some 9 years ago. It has taken Porsche all this time to catch up.

Having some geezer offer a theory based on a few squirts down a German autobahn tells us nothing.

And comparing it to a Ferrari 488 is just stupid, stupid, stupid. The 488 in the real world is THREE TIMES the price. Besides, these are not drag cars. They are meant to go round corners. And in a road or track situation, the GTR would certainly keep up with the 488. If the road is damp, the GTR would canter away I suspect, given it has 4WD.

A daft video and a waste of time, frankly.

21 June 2016
I agree,if it's quarter mile drag stuff there are loads of modded up Cars out there,just go on Youtube and there's endless sites of it,no,in everyday circumstances the top speed is irrelevant,how it handles round corners reacts on wet and dry Roads and so on are what matters,you don't buy them for the mpg,you buy them to enjoy them,plus,as has been said,price,price is the key here,for the money,it STILL good value.

Peter Cavellini.

22 June 2016
"Oh dear, this tester does not get it at all. What a waste of time. The GTR gained its giant killer reputation not only because it was fast, but because it also gripped and turned and carried corner speed like no other. And it still accelerates out of corners like few other cars. The idea of 4WD, smart systems distributing the power through a short stack of double clutch gears, was a revelation some 9 years ago. It has taken Porsche all this time to catch up. Having some geezer offer a theory based on a few squirts down a German autobahn tells us nothing. And comparing it to a Ferrari 488 is just stupid, stupid, stupid. The 488 in the real world is THREE TIMES the price. Besides, these are not drag cars. They are meant to go round corners. And in a road or track situation, the GTR would certainly keep up with the 488. If the road is damp, the GTR would canter away I suspect, given it has 4WD. A daft video and a waste of time, frankly."....

Well said....Perhaps this young Autocar tester should read some of Autocars own tests that date back to 2007-2009. Your forebears were blown away by ths banzai machine produced by the same company that made the Micra. This car was an utter game changer. The complete performance package and an A to B capability unrivaled at any price. 9 yrs on and Ferrari and Porsche have finally eclipsed this old beast, but not by much and not at anywhere near the same price point...Lets have some video with fibre, fact and soul.

22 June 2016
"Oh dear, this tester does not get it at all. What a waste of time. The GTR gained its giant killer reputation not only because it was fast, but because it also gripped and turned and carried corner speed like no other. And it still accelerates out of corners like few other cars. The idea of 4WD, smart systems distributing the power through a short stack of double clutch gears, was a revelation some 9 years ago. It has taken Porsche all this time to catch up. Having some geezer offer a theory based on a few squirts down a German autobahn tells us nothing. And comparing it to a Ferrari 488 is just stupid, stupid, stupid. The 488 in the real world is THREE TIMES the price. Besides, these are not drag cars. They are meant to go round corners. And in a road or track situation, the GTR would certainly keep up with the 488. If the road is damp, the GTR would canter away I suspect, given it has 4WD. A daft video and a waste of time, frankly."....

Well said....Perhaps this young Autocar tester should read some of Autocars own tests that date back to 2007-2009. Your forebears were blown away by ths banzai machine produced by the same company that made the Micra. This car was an utter game changer. The complete performance package and an A to B capability unrivaled at any price. 9 yrs on and Ferrari and Porsche have finally eclipsed this old beast, but not by much and not at anywhere near the same price point...Lets have some video with fibre, fact and soul.

27 June 2016
Kind of misses the point going on about 10ths of seconds here and there. The BIG point is that it's 'only' £80k where all the competition mentioned is at least another £50-60k extra.

It's still a giant killer in terms of being to able to get extremely close (you'd only know the difference on a racetrack) to its rivals in performance terms even if the rest of the package is a bit dated.


10 October 2016
just read a Motortrend article on this very same model and they get a spanking 2.9 second 0-60mph time. They have even had a 2.7 second from the 15 MY car. Why do British and american magazines get such different accell times....track surface, temperature?

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