2012 Nissan GT-R Premium, an Autoweek Drivers Log Car Review – AutoWeek
EXECUTIVE EDITOR ROGER HART: This 2012 Nissan GT-R Premium is an absolute gigglefest. If going from naughtto 60 mph in 2.9 seconds is enough to make you break out into a big grin, certainly when you grab second gear with the paddle shifter and your head snaps back against the headrest will. This car is just so much fun to drive it like you stole it. Passing a long line of cars on a narrow two-lane is no problem. Grab a couple of gears lower and nail the throttle, and hang on. It’s an amusement-park ride. No, it’s better, because you are in complete control.
Even though this thing is blindingly quick, it is also extremely stable, and the quick handling, the surefootedness of the AWD system and the overall balance of the car gives the driver so much confidence that you want to head to the nearest racetrack and take on all comers.
Considering all of the other 500-plus-hp cars on the market today, this might rank among the best bargains. The 2.9-second 0-to-60-mph time equals that of the Porsche 911 Turbo and at thousands of dollars less. And while Nissan has sold about 4,000 GT-Rs, you still don’t see them everywhere. And the kids love it.