Best of the Best 2012: Sports Cars: Nissan GT-R

The Nissan GT-R (www.nissanusa.com) is a car in search of a track—or possibly a runway. This $97,000 machine is built to obliterate any competitors in a straight sprint. It is not pretty, polite, or plush. It is a monster that has rightfully earned the nickname Godzilla. Equipped with a 3.8-liter turbocharged V-6 engine, the GT-R cranks out a total of 545 hp to all four wheels. Activate the launch control—by flicking two toggles on the center stack—and the GT-R will run from zero to 60 mph in less than 2.8 seconds. This is not a status symbol or a trophy car; it is a hard-edged sports car that offers pure performance.

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