Advertisement
Go
2012 Nissan GT-R Photo
8.0
/ 10
On Styling
BASE INVOICE
$84,648
BASE MSRP
$89,950
On Styling
The 2012 Nissan GT-R is much more exotic than its styling.
8.0 out of 10
Browse Nissan GT-R inventory in your area.

SEE LOCAL CLASSIFIEDS

STYLING | 8 out of 10

Expert Quotes:

I will say this, Godzilla is huge. I knew the Nissan was a big boy, but it's nearly ten inches longer than a C6 Corvette; its wheelbase is fifteen inches longer than a Porsche 997.
Autoblog

Just look at it. There are so many sharp edges and corners that if you have kids, you should baby proof it in the garage.
Cars.com

And to provide a rigid, aerodynamic, precise, and relatively lightweight body, the GT-R's brutally elegant shape ingeniously meshes steel, aluminum, and carbon fiber.
Motor Trend

The 2011 Nissan GT-R's cabin conveys a mix of performance, technology and seriousness.
Edmunds

The dash design actually seems to be one of no design, characterized by basic rectangles, circles, and squares.
Car and Driver

The Nissan GT-R has been on offer in its home market of Japan for decades, but it's only a recent arrival in the U.S. Its home-crowd appeal is reflected in its styling, which doesn't hit any of the high points you'll see in cars that barely rival its performance--Ferraris, Lamborghinis, even Corvettes.

Its digital-age styling isn't falmboyant like the Italians, or monstrously familiar, like that of the 911 It's conservative, though big fender flares and a deep set of air intakes in front drill home to racing fanbois exactly what it's capable of. It's more recognizable from the side, where the roofline chops into the rear end like a tomahawk. A big rear wing caps an abbreviated tail; from the rear quarters, the circular taillamps give it at least one grabby styling cue to pick out.

Inside, the GT-R looks quite different than other current Nissan products in the United States, with a definite cockpit feel, including center-stack controls angled toward the driver and heavily bolstered seats. The fit and finish seems a little cobbled together, nowhere near the integrated look that even a Corvette can muster, and far down the fabulous scale from the likes of fully optioned, leather-lined 911s.


 

Conclusion

The 2012 Nissan GT-R is much more exotic than its styling.

« Prev: Overall Review Next: Performance »
Advertisement
Other Choices Read More
8.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
9.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
Advertisement
Related Used Listings
Browse used listings in your area
Advertisement

How does the
TCC Rating work?
The TCC Rating is a clear numeric rating value based on a 10-point scale that reflects the overall opinion of our automotive experts on any vehicle and rolls up ratings we give each vehicle across sub-categories you care about like performance, safety, styling and more.

Our rating also has simple color-coded “Stop” (red), “Caution” (orange),
or “Go” (green) messages along with the numerical score so you can easily understand where we stand at a glance.

Our automotive experts then also collect and show you what other websites say about these different aspects of any vehicle. We do this leg work for you to simplify your research process.

Learn more about how we rate and review cars here.

 
© 2014 The Car Connection. All Rights Reserved. The Car Connection is published by High Gear Media. Stock photography by izmo, Inc. Send us feedback.