Forever Young

Now a spirited teenager, the Nissan GT-R continues to delight and astound those who look for an excuse to take the long way every time they go for a drive.
Words by Bill Lindsey | April 27, 2023 | Luxury

It was just 15 years ago that Nissan turned the automotive world on its ear with the launch of the GT-R, a somewhat stumpy, wing-adorned, all-wheel-drive, twin-turbocharged coupe that was, and still is, capable of embarrassing Corvettes and Porsches out on the track. The base model is powered by a 565-hp engine linked to a six-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission, while the 2024 NISMO Edition will be equipped with a 600 hp powerplant. For those with the budget to replace tires often, the Launch Control function converts tires into billows of white smoke.

While the rear seat is more of a designer’s afterthought, suitable best for a brace of Pekinese pups, the front seats are well-suited for long drives, with an 8-inch infotainment screen and an 11-speaker Bose sound system keeping the car on course and everyone aboard entertained;