Another Challenge Denied - 2009 Nissan GT-R Long-Term Road Test

2009 Nissan GT-R Long-Term Road Test

2009 Nissan GT-R: Another Challenge Denied

September 15, 2009

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Sure, our 2009 Nissan GT-R may not attract the average girl (according to editor Al Austria), but it certainly attracts a lot of challenges from the boyz. Yes, boys with a "z." You know what I'm talking about.

Late last night I was driving south on the 405 Freeway, barely any traffic around, and just cruising at 70 when in my peripheral I saw a car pull alongside my driver side and just hang there. He, I'm assuming it was a he, revved his engine and then jumped ahead and then dropped back again. I didn't even want to look at him because that would just engage him, right? He did it a couple more times, jumping forward and falling back. I felt like Spike the Bulldog in those old Warner Bros. cartoons with the excited Chester the Terrier jumping around me trying to get my attention. "Eh, sheddap," I could have said with one jab at the throttle.

Fortunately, my exit was coming up. I snuck a look at him as I exited but on the dark freeway couldn't really ID his car. An old Evo with tinted windows, I think it was. He looked all sad continuing on alone but I'm sure he found another car to play with.

Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor

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