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STYLING | 8 out of 10
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.
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.
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.
conveys a mix of performance, technology and seriousness.
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.
Distinctive but not truly exotic-looking, the Nissan GT-R deserves another turn on the styling table.