Advertisement
Go
2014 Nissan GT-R Photo
8.0
/ 10
On Styling
BASE INVOICE
$94,755
BASE MSRP
$99,590
On Styling
Distinctive but not truly exotic-looking, the Nissan GT-R deserves another turn on the styling table.
8.0 out of 10
Shopping for a new Nissan GT-R?

GET A FREE PRICE QUOTE

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

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

Corvettes and Vipers and 911s and Veyrons have instantly identifiable shapes. The Nissan GT-R doesn't lack for a possessing style, but it doesn't quite live up to those iconic outlines, either.

The GT-R can seem a car built in halves--part extreme tuner car, part exotic. In profile it's a more ordinary coupe, clad with some boisterous fender flares, deeply scooped air intakes, and a comically large rear wing. From the front, it's more luxury car wrapped in anime armor. Neither as instantly familiar as the Porsche, or as lurid as any Italian, the GT-R has its finer points: the roofline chops into the rear end like a tomahawk, and the circular taillamps are an easy marker, now even more so that the 'Vette isn't using them anymore. It's attention-getting, no doubt, but it's more a digital-age shout-out than a quintessential, timeless take.

You won't find much in common with other current Nissan models inside the GT-R, where there's a definite cockpit feel, including center-stack controls angled toward the driver and heavily bolstered seats. It looks cobbled-together and well below what the current Corvette musters, and well below the fully loaded, leather-lined 911--but when it's fitted with the new Premium Interior package, it's much more in keeping with Infiniti levels of luxury. The Black Edition earns kudos, too: it also adds a special black and red interior, with Recaro seats, plus light-weight black wheels.


 

 

Conclusion

Distinctive but not truly exotic-looking, the Nissan GT-R deserves another turn on the styling table.

« Prev: Overall Review Next: Performance »

Would You Prefer a Free Dealer Price Quote?

With competitive price quotes from multiple dealers, you will be prepared when you meet your local car dealer. Please tell us how to contact you so that dealers can compete for your business!
There are no dealers in our network that are located near the ZIP code. Please change your ZIP code or see cars for sale near you.
Update ZIP Code
2. Tell us a little bit about yourself
We are committed to your privacy. By submitting this form you agree the phone number you provided may be used to contact you (including autodialed or pre-recorded calls). Consent is not a condition of purchase.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Other Choices Read More
8.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
9.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
New Car Price Quotes
Update ZIP
We are committed to your privacy. By submitting this form you agree the phone number you provided may be used to contact you (including autodialed or pre-recorded calls). Consent is not a condition of purchase.
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.
Advertisement