If Darth Vader had a car, it would be…

1 11 2007

… the GT500 class variant of the Nissan GT-R!!!

Less than 2 weeks ago, Nissan let loose their brand new flag-ship, the GT-R – a super sports car without compare … for it’s price. the This totally sweet ride from Nissan got hotter in the form of the GT500 model aimed at competing in the 2008 Super GT series in Japan replacing the heavily modified 350Z. It’s dark menacing look appears to breathe down upon terrified Jedis and other so-called “super-cars.” The huge rear spoiler is fully functional to direct wind down on the car allowing the rear wheels to gain traction. Other than that, it’s terrifying enough to see it on your rear-view mirror, probably bringing flashbacks of Star Wars Ep IV when Darth Vader’s Tie-Fighter pulls in behind Luke, to most drivers.

The regular GT-R soon to be available in the world markets is the VR-series and it comes with twin-turbochargers mounted on a 3.8-liter DOHC (VVIT) V6. Note that this will be the FIRST GT-R to ever don a V6 instead of the inline-sixes. Top output is measured at 480 hp @ 6,800 rpm with 430 lb-ft torque @ 3,200–5,200 rpm. It was officially unveiled at the Tokyo Auto Show on Oct 24th. Geeks and Gran Turismo game fans rejoiced!

It comes with the standard ATTESA ET-S AWD (All-Wheel Drive) setup but this time, it’s got the transmission integrated with all 4 wheels allowing for the weight to be put down on the wheels resulting in better grip. Surprisingly enough, no manual stick transmission for the GT-R. Nissan decided to go with the F-1 inspired paddle shifters for quicker shifting and dual-clutch technology to aide super fast transitions in gears. And it also has 3 suspension tightening modes – luxury (soft suspension), sport (normal), and R (racing) which can all be controlled from inside the cockpit.

The interior is awash with high quality leather and expensive looking components along with the standardized G-meter to track the mount of G’s this ride can pull. Stuff like 10GB HDD for music etc which Caddy likes to brag about in their commercials also comes standard. WOW. There’s too many features for the GT-R for the 70+ large greenbacks that potential buyers need to put out.

Unfortunately, I prefer the front end of the GT-R concept with it’s black carbon-fiber section revealed below the lights on the bumper. This one looks a bit blander. Somewhat like a bulbous 350Z but we all know it’s 3 times the car the 350Z could ever be. Best bang for the buck but the GT500 version of the Nissan GT-R still rocks my socks off!


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