2014 Nissan Skyline GT-R Track Edition

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The Nissan GT-R is one of those cars that boys have as a poster up on their wall growing up, I had a GT-R poster in High School. But for so long the GT-R was never legally sold in the USA and it was just a dream. Then Nissan decided that America needs a GT-R and the car has gone from posters on boyhood walls to the garages of many America GT-R fans. Now Nissan has decided that for 2014 a new Track Edition GT-R is what we need, and I could not agree more.

The car uses the same formula that has been used on factory race cars for all time, lighten it up, delete the back seat, firm it up, and add horsepower. With a 545 horsepower V6 which produces 463 lb-ft of torque the car needed a retuned suspension, for this Nissan took the car to the Nürburgring Circuit, special brake cooling guides, front spoiler with carbon fiber air ducts, high-grip seating surfaces and a rear seat delete. To put the power to the ground, the GT-R is equipped with a paddle-shift sequential 6-speed dual clutch transmission, which allows you to shift gears at race car-like speeds.

Unlike track edition cars of old that simply deleted lots of stuff and charged you more for it, this one is from Japan... and therefore is designed to be used by 12-year-olds who play Gran Turismo on their play stations. In the middle of the instrument panel is a video game-style display which can show you just about anything about the car, including mechanical and driving information, acceleration, brake pedal pressure and steering angle. Topping it all off is a navigation system, Bluetooth phone system and an 11-speaker Bose audio system so you can play your "driving music" playlist (Admit it we all have one). Better get your order in as the GT-R Track Edition is limited to 150 cars for the U.S. market. See more at www.nissan.com

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