The GT-R is racetrack-bred and runs zero to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds, according to Nissan, joining the likes of the Chevrolet Corvette Z06. Unlike that car, the GT-R has all-wheel drive.
New for 2010
The GT-R gains five horsepower for 2010. There's new programming for the clutch and electronic stability system that's designed to improve drivability and acceleration, as well as a retuned suspension and more-rigid brake lines. Also new are the standard seat-mounted side-impact airbags and side curtain airbags.
Unlikely to be mistaken for any other car, the audacious-looking GT-R is shaped to cheat the wind, route cooling air where it's needed and maintain aerodynamic downforce, front and rear.
- Steel, aluminum and carbon fiber construction to save weight and help handling balance
- Base model's wheels get new finish
- New white paint color added for 2010
The GT-R has the driver-oriented cockpit you'd expect of a performance car, with a large tachometer front and center. The seats hug their occupants tightly — a necessity on the track — but the floor space is uncommonly unrestrictive. Technically a four-seater, the GT-R could handle two adults in front and two kids in back. Nissan says the trunk can accommodate two golf bags or suitcases.
- Eight-way power-adjustable driver seat
- Four-way power-adjustable front passenger seat
- Multifunction display records data such as mileage, cornering force and acceleration
- Steering-column paddles for manual shifting
Under the Hood
For 2010, the twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V-6 produces 485 horsepower, up from 480 hp, and the transmission control module has been reprogrammed to provide better drivability and acceleration.
- New, more-rigid brake lines
- Revised suspension for 2010
- Rear-biased all-wheel drive
- Standard 20-inch wheels
- Summer performance tires standard, all-season tires a no-cost option
Standard safety equipment includes:
- Front-seat side-impact airbags
- Side curtain airbags for front and rear passengers
- Antilock disc brakes
- Electronic stability system