Divide and Conquer
The Nissan GT-R has become a car of legend since its launch back in 2009 but a constant series of minor updates has seen it hold its head high against its more glamorous European rivals. The 2018 update brings with it a few more tricks.
For 2018, Nissan has tweaked the venerable GT-R by putting a few more ponies under the hood, but it has also divided up the range into four new sub-categories.
Making GT-R ownership more achievable is the baseline Pure model which is basically the previous version with the Bose 11-speaker sound system removed and the titanium exhaust swapped out for a conventional unit. This is enough for it to sneak under the $100k barrier at $US99,990 compared to $US125,00 for the regular model.
Fear not however, as it still gets 20-inch wheels, LED headlights and day lights, parking sensors, adaptive suspension, configurable drive modes and keyless entry and ignition, so it’s barely a price-driven stripper.
Inside it’s equally well-equipped with leather, dual-zone climate, a heated eight-way powered driver’s seat, a rearview camera, voice controls, an 8-inch display which shows performance data on screens designed by the creators of the "Gran Turismo" racing simulation, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth and a six-speaker Bose unit. [To be continued...]