2009 Nissan GT-R Long-Term Road Test

2009 Nissan GT-R: Support Vehicle

November 03, 2008

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I was working on my "race car" all weekend and used our long-term 2009 Nissan GT-R to schelp tired 15-year old mechanical bits to the shop. The GT-R's trunk is pretty large, but its small opening means creatively Tetrising the huge Rubbermaid container to get it to drop into the trunk.

Every so often I'd look up from our clapped-out beater--a first-gen Miata that we're building for the 24 Hours of LeMons--and see the GT-R parked amongst a fleet of Exiges that are being serviced by the shop's owner, Mark DiBella of MD Automotive. It was like gnawing on a rotting Slim Jim while standing in front of Ruth's Chris steakhouse.

Speaking of questionable food choices, we broke for lunch in the GT-R and headed to the In-N-Out drive-thru. When we pulled up, a few of the employees got all excited and started doing the GT-R dance. Wasn't until I unwrapped my burger later that I realized just how distracted they really were by the car. They forgot the bun.

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Engineering Editor Jason Kavanagh @ 11,937 miles.

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