2009 Nissan GT-R Long-Term Road Test


2009 Nissan GT-R: You're Kidding, Right?

March 05, 2009

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As the GT-R sits cooling in the morning shade, I can't help but wonder about how others view this track bred street car. See, for the past two days I've been driving the GT-R in and around Long Beach, California and in that short time I've lost count of how many times someone challenged the GT-R to an impromptu street race. Here's a short list of the cars: Audi 1.8T Avant, Lexus SC??(does the number really matter), Mustang SVT Cobra, 5.0 Mustang, 2nd Gen RX-7, 90s Camaro Z28 and some kind of lowered Civic that looked like a reject from the VW "unpimp z auto" commercial.

Two theories have developed here in the office - 1) People are clueless and actually think their car has a chance and 2) These folks are enthusiasts, know what the GT-R is and just want to see/hear a Nissan GT-R go like stink. Which one do you think is accurate?

Brian Moody, Road Test Editor @ 17,788 miles

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