Back in 2007, the GT-R’s party trick was its race start mode. By flicking a few switches, you could set the car up for full launch control mode and it would reach 100km/h in less than three seconds, which at the time made it one of the fastest accelerating road cars on sale. Today, a race start in the GT-R can still upset your stomach after an extensive lunch, but so can the competition. Even more so, with the introduction of electrification and cars like the Tesla Model S P100D. The raw acceleration party trick isn’t exclusive to Nissan anymore.
The R35, as this model was named, was often blamed as being too technological and having too many driver aids on board, giving it a robotic driving style. The supercar for the Gran Turismo generation if you will. But after spending some time with the car, it’s hard to agree. There are obviously many computers at work, calculating where to send the power, but you never really notice this. Even less so now that Nissan has somehow made this MY2018 GT-R feel more mechanical then ever.