Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Nissan $98,000 ‘Godzilla’ GT-R Supercar
There's cars...and then there's CARS.
What you're looking at is the Nissan GT-R, otherwise knows as the "Godzilla" supercar.
Recently released in America (where it had previously been a well known model in Japan) this car is built for one thing and one thing only...going insanely fast.
Businessweek.com (one my favorite business websites) has a great article highlighting all of its features, and I'm pasting the most interesting stats here for your viewing pleasure:
Engine: 3.8-liter twin-turbo V-6 with 530 horsepower.
448 pound-feet of torque.
Transmission: Automated six-speed dual clutch.
Speed: 0 to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds.
Gas mileage per gallon: 16 city; 23 highway.
Price as tested: $91,230.
Best feature: Immoderate performance.
Worst feature: Noisy and clunky at slow speeds.
Target buyer: The driver who will sacrifice everything for speed (love this last part).
All yours to own for the low low low price (yeah right) of only $91,000.
Gee, with that price why not buy a spare one for the weekends you know?
I've owned sports cars in the past and while they remain a favorite ride...they do come with some inherent problems.
For starters they're much nosier than luxury vehicles...although I suppose that's the whole purpose of the engine. (That's why I like luxury vehicles like Cadillacs and Buicks).
If you're willing to sacrifice speed for noise, a sports car is where it's at.
Also they're instant death traps for cops ready to hand out tickets on the highway. It thus negates the purpose of having a fast car, as one cannot speed if cops are more willing to give out tickets.
In any case here's the article from Businessweek for further info on this new car:
businessweek.com: Nissan $98,000 Godzilla GT-R Supercar