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QUALITY | 7 out of 10
The GT-R's ride can be stiff and bone jarring, but some testers think the ride is class competitive when the adjustable suspension is set in "comfort" mode.
And the interior boasts the exact same understated, high-tech feel as the exterior.
However, all that really matters is the usable stuff. The pedals, steering wheel, flappy-paddles, seats and handbrake are all up to supercar snuff. Especially that burly handbrake.
Snug sport bucket seats and a high center console envelop the driver and front passenger, and the rear seats, though dinky, are good enough for kids on short trips.
Nissan fits U.S.-market GT-Rs with extra-wide front buckets of perforated leather and anti-slip fabric that support and comfort.
Car and Driver
Unlike many of the GT-R's competitors (Porsches being the notable exception) there are actually two real rear seats in the GT-R. The sharply sloping roof and minimal legroom means adults won't be happy back there for long, but kids should be fine. This concession to comfort is among several that expand the usefulness of the GT-R beyond the go-fast two-seaters like the Ferraris and Lamborghinis it competes with on performance.
Unlike those Italian exotics, however, you won't find the lush leathers, fine woods, or machine-turned metal finishes in the GT-R. Instead, you get high-end plastics and satisfactory leathers, for the most part, though there's no mistaking it for an Infiniti G37, either. A still-stiff suspension and noisy drivetrain (particularly the transmission) remind you that though the GT-R is a street car, it's been bred for speed.Think of the GT-R as a race-worthy car adapted for the street and you'll be more positive about the interior, both in terms of materials and ride quality.
A small backseat is more than you'll find in other supercars, but the 2011 Nissan GT-R leaves something to be desired—especially when it comes to the dull interior.