Nissan GT-R 3.8 Black Edition Review
Godzilla on the loose

Story by Raymond Lai, Pictures by Azfar Hashim
20 Oct 2009

We had to wait for almost two long years for the arrival of the official Nissan GT-R. It's finally here and we took it out of its lair to put it through its paces.

Latecomer to the party

Japan has been without a supercar since the Honda NSX and last Nissan Skyline GT-R were discontinued. It has been a long wait but the Land of the Rising Sun finally showed off its first supercar in years at the last Tokyo Motorshow two years ago. The latest generation Nissan GT-R was one of the most highly anticipated cars at that time and local driving enthusiasts soon flocked to parallel importers to have an early taste of the GT-R’s prowess after learning that the official export version will take time to reach our shores.

More than a year after local parallel importers started selling the GT-R, Nissan has finally introduced the official export model.

On the outside, the official GT-R is similar to the JDM models that we’d all previously seen plying our roads in droves at times. There are some differences under the skin though – the export model has 5bhp more on hand and the 180km/h speed cut removed among other tweaks. The officially imported car also sports a full factory warranty – a piece of mind for most, considering how sophisticated and complicated this car is.

The GT-R’s looks are inspired by a mix of Gundam robots and the battle gear of a samurai warrior. Nissan’s designers were given free reign to do what they want by head honcho Carlos Ghosn so as long as it retained the previous model’s iconic twin round tail lamps.

Looking At the face of the GT-R on a rear view mirror, I’d have to say that its aggressive snout gives me that ‘get out of my way’ feeling.

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