I wonder how many guys out there dream about this car at night. Some call it the sports-car value of the year, others call it the sports-car value of the decade. The 2009 Nissan GT-R is priced at $77,000, but its performance matches that of a $200,000 supercar. Inside the beastly twin-turbo, 3.8-liter V6’s aluminum engine block, the walls surrounding the pistons receive a coating that dissipates heat better than the typical, heavier cast-iron linings. The engine produces 480 horsepower and hurls the GT-R from 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds - quicker than a Lamborghini Gallardo. The GT-R tops out at 193 mph, making it one of the fastest cars on the road. A twin-clutch system, rare in a car at this price, handles gearshifts, and an adjustable shock-absorber system can stiffen up so that the GT-R feels like a Ferrari F430. To top it off, the videogame-inspired control panel displays arcana like steering angle and brake-pedal pressure, giving the driver more detailed information and more control than any other car. You can stop pinching yourself now, this is not a dream..
2009 Nissan GT-R website
Courtesy of Popular Science