2014 Nissan GT-R | new car review

Posted on Feb 12, 2014 by
2014 Nissan GT-R
  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 4.5 stars
  • Outstanding
AEDAED 435,000 - 800,000
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  • Last modified: December 10, 2014
  • Exterior
    Editor: 90%
  • Interior
    Editor: 80%
  • Quality
    Editor: 70%
  • Features
    Editor: 80%
  • Performance
    Editor: 95%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 90%

Review Summary:

The is the successor to the notorious Nissan Skyline GT-R and is regarded as one of the finest things to come out of Japan by petrolheads all across the globe.

Pros

Exterior styling
Outrageous performance

Cons

Price for the VVIP spec

Looks

Penned by Shiro Nakamura, the Nissan GT-R is every boy racer’s dream weapon. With inspiration from the Japanese series Gundam for the front end, American engineers working on the rear, and a hint of European influence on the roof-line, there aren’t enough superlatives in the dictionary to describe what an absolute beauty the GT-R is.

2014 Nissan GT-R side + rear

Feels

The low, super supportive racing seats embrace you like an over-protective lover would, and a simple glance across the dashboard is all it takes to realize that Nissan has stuck to the bare minimum. There’s a fair amount of hard plastics around the interior, and some may even argue that the centre console is outrageously ugly, but it’s worth remembering that the GT-R is more than a pretty face and focuses on functionality.

2014 Nissan GT-R interior

Engineering

On the 7 inch monitor located in the centre of the dashboard, the Multi-Function Metre displays a whole load of number-y stuff to improve driving techniques. Everything from water temperature, oil temperature, oil pressure and boost pressure, to graphs showing G-forces and acceleration and braking trends is a simple tap away.

What’s on offer?

The handbuilt 3.8 litre twin tubro V6 engine kicks out a very respectable 550 horsepower and 632 ground shaking Nm’s of torque. Mated to a dual clutch 6 speed transmission, and with the aid of an All-Wheel-Drive platform, the 2014 Nissan GT-R charges from a standstill to 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds before continuing to its 315 km/h top speed.

2014 Nissan GT-Rinterior - 2

Summing it…

The 2014 Nissan GT-R wears a starting price of just AED 435,000 and for that amount of money, offers performance that sends owners weeping to their respective showrooms for a refund. But then there’s the ultra-exclusive VVIP GT-R which offers 24k gold details and a full titanium exhaust system amongst other things, but costs a ludicrous AED 800,000! So make your decision wisely, because the ultimate babe magnet, the Ferrari 458, is just around the corner at AED 900,000.

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