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2011 Nissan GT-R Review and Price

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About 2011 Nissan GT-R

Nissan is going to infuse some changes into the new 2011 Nissan GT-R, which is shrunk in size and with a revised suspension. It is indeed the manufacturer’s flagship sports car and they are hoping to incorporate it with powertrain features to ensure maximum performance. To learn more about the features available for you to enjoy, you can get more details below.

There is only a single trim level available for the 2011 Nissan GT-R, which is the Premium trim. The manufacturer has opted to discontinue the Base trim to ensure only optimum ride and power on the road. There is a combination of standard and optional features available for this vehicle to ensure safety, comfort, and entertainment. These features include traction control, ABS, antiskid system, front-side and curtain-side airbags, heated front seats, navigation system built with music storing hard drive, weather alerts, real-time traffic information, to name a few. You can also avail of a Cold Weather Package built with specific wheels and tires, as well as a coolant, with no additional charge.

The base engine available for the 2011 Nissan GT-R is a turbocharged 3.8-liter V6 engine that can produce up to 485 horsepower. The engine is paired with six-speed dual-clutch manual transmission that can perform like an automatic transmission. The acceleration capacity for this vehicle model is pretty decent even from a standstill, which is important for a vehicle marketed primarily as a sports car. Indeed, it can kick in the turbo within a short period of time even with a light throttle use such that you can reach 6th gear by up to 30 mph. It is overall a well-behaved model although it might not be as docile as other sports cars.

Overall ride quality for the 2011 Nissan GT-R can be a bit bone jarring although it has received excellent ratings from road tests for its class competitive ride quality. However, you need to set the adjustable suspension into “comfort” mode to enjoy smooth and precise riding experience. It also helps that you can get efficient controls although this one requires a bit of familiarization before you can precisely execute the controls. One thing you’d appreciate though is the quietness of the ride such that it can cruise the highways at maximum speed with minimal wind rush.

Finally, the fuel economy rating for the 2011 Nissan GT-R is not the best at an average of 18.3 mpg for both city and highway driving. However, it is better than most other sports cars.

Pros of 2011 Nissan GT-R

*Its acceleration capacity is quite impressive;

*No driving noise;

*Well-appointed interior;

*The improved steering and handling system makes driving this vehicle a breeze.

Cons of 2011 Nissan GT-R

*The rear seat room could be expanded;

*The overall ride can feel a bit cumbersome.

Pricing Details

The base price for the 2011 Nissan GT-R is expected at $84,060. The specific pricing when incorporated with optional features is not yet revealed.

The Bottom Line

The 2011 Nissan GT-R outdoes its competitors due to its quirkier personality, excellent acceleration capacity, and decent luggage space. It is indeed an excellent choice for anyone who wants a car with exotic performance that is not priced like a sports car.

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