Nissan GT-R 3.8 V6 Twin Turbo Enhanced
The Nissan GT-R has always been considered a blisteringly quick car. The latest version, the Nissan GT-R 3.8 V6 Twin Turbo Enhanced, is the fastest model yet and it's also the most expensive. But with the price of it falling under £75k, it's still one of the best cars in the world for pound for pound performance.
The Nissan GT-R 3.8 V6 Twin Turbo Enhanced is powered by a 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V6 engine that develops a whopping 550 bhp and 465 lb /ft of torque. That means a 0 - 60 time of exactly 3 seconds and it'll go on to a top speed of 196 mph. That's faster than anything else £75k can buy brand new, and with a kerb weight of just 1,740, it's insanely fast and agile around a track too.
But then again it should be. After all, the GT-R will lap the Nurburgring in 7 minutes 21 seconds. That's 3 seconds faster than a Porsche 911 GT2 RS and 4 seconds faster than a Ferrari Enzo. Amazing, considering the GT-R costs so much less.
For slightly more than it would cost to buy a Nissan GT-R 3.8 V6 Twin Turbo Enhanced you could buy a Jaguar F-Type V8 S, a car you may have seen on television adverts recently. Whilst pretty, that car is nothing compared to the GT-R performance wise, and would be monstered both on track and out in the real world.
Extracting the full 550 horses the GT-R's 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V6 engine produces is simple, too, with thanks to 4 wheel drive and the slick 6 speed automatic gearbox; simply plant the throttle and you'll be propelled up the road so fast it'll likely snap your neck. Launch control ensures that 0 - 60 comes up in 3 seconds every time, blitzing everything from the lights including every single road going Ferrari and Lamborghini.
But then we come to the GT-R's down side. It's badge. Sure, you'll show up Ferrari's, Porsche's and Lamborghini's out on the road, but they're still driving a piece of kit that's more desirable. The GT-R is a supercar make no doubt, but it's not a car likely to win the hearts and minds of enthusiasts at a car show.
If you can get over the badge and you earn serious money, the Nissan GT-R 3.8 V6 Twin Turbo Enhanced could be the best purchase you ever make. You'll still need a 4 door saloon for the family, but the GT-R is practical with a 315-litre luggage capacity and it'll even return 24 mpg if you don't thrash it everywhere. Do thrash it and you'll see 16 mpg.
So, the Nissan GT-R 3.8 V6 Twin Turbo Enhanced is the ultimate Nissan GT-R. It's also one of the fastest cars on the road. Can the Jaguar F-Type lay to such a claim? No chance, said the spider to the fly.