2009 Nissan GT-R: Has a Display for Nearly Every Mood
June 16, 2009
In addition to its unreal sense of speed, smarty-pants twin-clutch transmission and sheer Godzilla presence, our long-term 2009 Nissan GT-R is notable for its displays.
It has so many. And many of them feel like they're straight out of a video game -- which is no surprise since Kazunori Yamauchi of Gran Turismo fame did consult on their design to the point that Nissan felt obliged to have Sony's Polyphony Digital logo flash whenever you switch over to the multifunction meter.
Though I don't use the displays for entertainment during normal driving, I like that I can nearly always find the information I'm looking for by sifting through the menus (though one turbo-obsessed passenger noted the lack of an exhaust gas temperature display). So here's the tire pressure monitor. Yep, monitors are federally mandated equipment now, so no big deal.
But this particular screen was so easy to get to and it kept me honest: The cold spec for all four tires is 29 psi, so there's no way I could have willfully parked the GT-R in our garage this morning without topping off that right front tire. Now it's done. And I feel better.
Erin Riches, Senior Editor @ 22,175 miles