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2009 Nissan GT-R Long-Term Road Test

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2009 Nissan GT-R: When It All Comes Together

March 27, 2009

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Some adventures start at unexpected times -- like after a long day of testing cars in the desert. And then, through the miracle of the modern automobile, they gel into something truly great.

Last month, while returning from a one of those days, I made a few stops along California's Highway 58. Tehachapi pass, to be specific. Those who haven't driven this road at this time of year should know a few details. Heading East out of Bakersfield, the 58 rolls through green hills before winding its way into the Southern Sierra Nevada mountains. Between February and April there's often snow at the higher elevations. And on this particular day, the grass was covered with a bold, white blanket which separated it from the blue sky.

It didn't suck.

And niether did the GT-R, which annihilated the meandering highway all the way to Mojave. Here's how it looked.

Josh Jacquot, Senior road test editor

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