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Car Wars Wednesdays: The Nissan GT-R vs The World

March 18, 2015

This special edition of Car Wars Wednesdays pays its respects to the mighty Nissan GT-R, the supercar with no competitors! In our Nissan GT-R review, we’ll look at just why this wicked weapon is known as ‘Godzilla’ among petrol-heads.

If you’re in the market for a mighty motor but your bank balance can’t fund this beast, we can help. With flexible Nissan GT-R finance options available, we are committed to helping you get your mitts on this amazing piece of machinery.

Nissan GT-R

Original image by David Villarreal Fernández

Design

When it comes to design, the Japanese know what works – and the aesthetics of this beauty will not disappoint. While the exterior is undeniably easy-on-the-eye, it’s the tail-end of the car that really excels. The sexy styling of the GT-R means you don’t need to be an expert to appreciate its appearance. Its large thundering exhausts and distinctive quad tail lamps guarantee head-turns – even from the most novice of car enthusiasts.

Features

Nissan GT-R Interior

Original image by Thomas Chung

The new Nissan GT-R, 2015’s racy yet reasonably priced supercar, isn’t lacking in extravagant equipment. From its slick alloy wheels to its onboard digital lap timer, this car might just be every boy’s dream. The all-new performance-tracking computer gives drivers access to so much technical info, you’d be forgiven for thinking you were in a video game! With welcome touches such as heated leather seats and cruise control not forgotten, the GT-R doesn’t scrimp on luxury either.

Performance

In terms of performance, the GT-R offers up mind boggling figures that will leave you questioning the laws of physics – especially when you remember this is a relatively affordable Nissan!

Nissan GT-R Specs:

  • Weight: 3829 lbs
  • Power: 545 hp @ 6400 rpm
  • Acceleration: 0-62 mph in 2.8 secs
  • Top Speed: 193 mph

The launch control mode allows the GT-R to rocket from 0-62 mph in a mind-blowing 2.8 seconds, making it over a second faster than the Audi R8 – and leaving it swallowing its fumes. The all-wheel drive system contributes to these amazing acceleration figures – allowing the GT-R to retain a comfortable amount of road grip, even as it picks up speed. When it comes to noise, the Nissan GT-R delivers. Its 3.8 twin-turbo engine makes its presence known in the cabin, providing a comforting rumble at idle – right through to a mighty roar at full pelt. The GT-R’s incredible speed and acceleration is largely thanks to its six-speed, dual-clutch transmission. Although it’s admittedly less impressive in lower gears, the GT-R’s overall performance massively outweighs this slight inconvenience. For such a heavy car, the steering is also surprisingly light – making the new GT-R feel agile in the bends.

Price

Although the GT-R’s competitors deliver impressive performance, they also come with an unimpressive price tag. Dubbed as a supercar for everyday use, the GT-R promises more motor for your money. With rivals like the Lamborghini Huracan starting from a whopping £180,720, it’s easy to see why the new Nissan GT-R is topping the pricing poll. Flying in at £78,020 (a full £100k less than the Lambo), this naughty Nissan knocks its opposition out of the park.

Nissan GT-R back

Original image by MIKI Yoshihito

The verdict: So, it’s confirmed! The new Nissan GT-R has stormed its way to the top of the supercars list. Coming in under £80,000, the price tag is just part of the appeal! If you want in on the action but can’t cough up the coin, let us help. For advice on sensible lending, why not explore our range of suitable car loans? The Car Loan Warehouse can help you arrange Nissan GT-R finance with payments that are suitable for your budget. Alternatively, use our car finance calculator for a quick quote today.

About The Author

Jon Le Roux is co-founder and company director of The Car Loan Warehouse. Being a mad engineering and motorsport enthusiast, I spend more hours than is healthy, watching, reading or talking about cars, boats, motorbikes…..basically anything with an engine.