2017 Nissan GT-R Review: Supercar for the people

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The 2017 Nissan GT-R is not a supercar that asks you to put down a deposit and wait your turn. It doesn’t require that you be a previous Nissan owner to buy one, or that you be vetted by a team of brand gatekeepers to determine whether you’re worth of GT-R stewardship. You don’t have to accept exotic hybrid technologies to tap into what the GT-R has to offer, nor does it come with an elaborate maintenance schedule and a pair of white gloves that you must wear each and every time you slip behind the wheel. Instead, it simply kicks enormous amounts of ass, and invites you to come along for the ride.

Although no longer the steal it was when first introduced all the way back in the 2009 model year, the six-figure Nissan GT-R still punches well above its weight when compared against the usual suspects on the high performance scene. If you’re shopping numbers alone, for $109,990 the GT-R delivers 60-mph from a standing start in an astonishing 2.9 seconds, on its way to a top speed of 196 miles per hour. How it manages to overachieve in each of these categories is what sets the Nissan GT-R apart from its rivals – few of which, aside from the comparatively inexpensive Chevrolet Corvette Z06, can match its performance without tacking on tens of thousands of dollars to the window sticker.

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