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Motor Trend: Nissan GT-R Handling Test: Godzilla turns and stops as eagerly as he charges

April 3, 2008

Motor Trend have published their third test in a series of fairly in depth and scientifically sound tests on the 2009 Nissan GT-R. In this installment they test braking and handling and all around the GT-R does amazingly for the money.

In the braking test the GT-R stops from 100mph in just 280 feet equaling the Porsche GT-2. This is good enough to put it in a tie for 5th best ever in a Motor Trend production car test. When braking, Motor Trend’s test gear measured a peak deceleration of 1.35g.

In the handling tests the GT-R fared well again benefiting from high structural rigidity built into the design and sophisticated electronic suspension system. In the figure-8 test the GT-R managed a 24.30 second time at 0.81 g average – equal to the Ariel Atom.

To sum it up we couldn’t put it better than Motor Trend themselves:

THE BOTTOM LINE

Whether going, turning, or stopping, Nissan’s GT-R is one formidable beast, and a helluva bargain at $70,475. Supercar drivers beware: If somebody waves a pink-slip at you from the driver’s seat of this Godzilla, avoid eye contact and idle sheepishly away.

Link: Motor Trend: Nissan GT-R Handling Test: Godzilla turns and stops as eagerly as he charges
Link: Motor Trend – R35 GT-R Photo Gallery

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