Monday, April 9, 2012
2012 Nissan GTR
Power: A lot. More than you can handle
Sex Appeal: Are you into asian, prepubescent boys?
The Nissan GTR is a super car killer. They designed it to go faster than the Porsche 911 Turbo. Does it accomplish all this? yes. Would I buy it? The answer is: no.
Let me explain myself. I love fast, sexy looking cars as much as the next person but I am also someone who has an ounce of self respect. I don't care how much money you have, if you buy this car you look like a douche. Yes it can go faster than most cars in existence but who really gives a crap? All you are doing when you buy this car is telling the world, and most importantly, the ladies, that you are a gigantic nerd who cars more about the numbers on a piece of paper than reality.
I've been to my fair share of track days and the amount of times I have seen a car that cost more than a Subaru WRX Sti is like, two. This car is designed to be driven super fast around that big ass track in Gernmany and that is about it. Base price for this baby is around 90k, and that is before the MASSIVE dealer mark up for being a "rare" and "in-demand" car. What a load of bull. Ford tried to pull that a few years ago with the Ford GT(charging 300k for a 150k car) and they basically killed one of the best cars of it's time. This puppy is not so rare. In fact, I asked a dude at a Nissan dealer not too long ago and they can get you one in 6-8 weeks to your specification.
So why would anyone buy this sucker? I really don't know to be honest. It is PS3 on wheels that has a Nissan badge. Its 20k more than a corvette Z06 which is HOT and will give you more driving pleasure than the GTR could ever hope to bring. Even though it is faster than a Porsche, I would still have a basic 911 over this thing. It is just is more....sexy. Nice job on the technical achievement there Nissan, but you should have sent this bad boy to Porsche or Ferrari or Audi to have it rebranded for it to be worth anything to the actual buyer. Unfortunately, this masterpiece of faster-than-s*** machinery is, and forever will be, reserved for that rich ass kid who gets way too much of his daddy's money.