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However, esoteric displays such as graphs showing brake-and-accelerator-pedal movements would be useful to those who in-car-video their lapping sessions.
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The GT-R also features a trick multifunction performance monitor that offers 11 different informational displays.
There's even a big stop watch on the screen controlled by a button on the steering wheel.
The GT-R features a leather-adorned cabin for four, PlayStation-inspired multifunction display, nav system, Bose audio, heated seats, and Bluetooth.
Two of the car's most highly touted features baffle me, though. One is the endlessly configurable instrument display, called-up via the nav screen.
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The 2012 Nissan GT-R comes nearly fully stocked with all kinds of tech gadgets and features, without forgetting that its primary job is to scorch the earth, as distraction-free as possible.
Nissan's changed up the GT-R lineup over the years, dropping trim names and updating features. For 2012, the nameplate has two derivatives: a Premium model and a Black Edition with, yes, black paint and black-tipped RAYS 20-inch wheels, along with red-and-black Recaro seats and interior trim.
All versions sport a USB port for music players; leather seats with heating; an 11-speaker Bose audio system with a hard drive for music; and hard-drive-based navigation with 3D flyover mapping, an appropriate touch for this not so stealth fighter.
The navigation is controlled via a 7-inch LCD screen, surrounded by carbon-fiber trim. The mapping is nicely rendered and not too difficult to use, but it has an alternate electronic identity, as the interface for the GT-R's videogame-style performance gauges.
Tap the screen, and the GT-R reveals a set of digital gauges that let drivers record how they're performing, whether it's grip, acceleration, or elapsed times. It's customizable, too, and Nissan even hired designers who worked on Sony's Gran Turismo game to help render the interface. If it sounds gimmicky, it's not--it's an apt piece of tech for a car so Corvette-fryingly capable.
It has plenty of gadgets and goodies, but tech toys are hardly the point of the 2012 Nissan GT-R.