2009 Nissan GT-R Long-Term Road Test

2009 Nissan GT-R: Pretty in Pink

December 12, 2008


This weekend marks a first for me: It will be my first weekend with our Nissan GT-R with no strings attached. It didn't just come from having something major replaced. It's not on break-in miles. I don't have to drive it to the middle of nowhere to drag race a ZR-1 (okay, that wasn't so bad) or some other crazy, yet usually fun, work-related errand. Nope, this time it's just me and the GT-R for a whole weekend.

Well, there is one catch. Remember back in October when I dragged my girlfriend cross-country and back in our 2009 Ford Flex? Well, it's payback time.

My girlfriend isn't the typical shopping type. Instead of being a general fashionista with eyes on the world as a whole, she holds tight to a few select brands and buys their entire collection. Thrilling, I know. One of those brands is Tokidoki. An Italian designer with a love for Japan started the slightly insane lifestyle brand who's cult following was exacerbated by a collaboration with Hello Kitty. Again, thrilling.

The point of this story is that I've been forced asked to attend the Grand Opening of the Happy Six-- the premiere retailer of Tokidoki wares-- flagship store at Plaza El Segundo where the brand's founder and style director will be present. When I volunteered begrudgingly agreed to go, my only ray of hope was the GT-R. This is the GT-R's type of gig and I figured I wouldn't be the only bored guy dragged out on a Saturday afternoon.

So, if you're around Southern California and want to check out our GT-R, you know where I'll be.


Wow, that's a lot of pink. Maybe I'll just be down the road at Starbucks.

Mike Magrath, Vehicle Testing Assistant.

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