Thanks to the fine folks at Nissan USA, we managed to grab a couple of days behind the wheel of the GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition. This 565 hp, all-wheel drive sports car is powerful and precise as ever, but in Premium trim, it’s also refined and comfortable. Could this be the ultimate performance road trip machine?
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The latest and greatest iteration of Godzilla still packs a 600hp twin-turbo V6, but has trimmed out weight thanks to an ample serving of carbon fiber for its front and rear bumpers, front fenders, hood, roof, side sill covers, trunk and rear spoiler. It also packs aero and grip improvements.
You’d think that a quadcopter would be no match for Godzilla, but its power-to-weight ratio lets Tornado XBlades Racing’s custom drone outaccelerate the GT-R off the line, doing 0-to-62 in just 1.3 seconds. Still, the GT-R tops out at almost twice the speed of the drone.
Godzilla’s top-of-the-line edition gets the same visual updates as the base GT-R, but has more horses – 600 of them to be exact, along with a stiffened carbon fiber front bumper, downforce enhancements, NISMO-tuned shocks, Recaro leather sport seats, Alcantara trim, and more.
Godzilla gets a new front end that improves airflow, aero tweaks, and an upgraded interior with premium materials, and a new dashboard that favors simplicity over the myriad switches in the outgoing model. Oh, and its 3.8L twin-turbo V6 gets 20 extra horses, for total of 565.
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