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. (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: Nissan $98,000 Godzilla GT-R Supercar

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