Skyline GT-R Heaven: 2009 Nissan GT-R Ultimate Road Trip | Edmunds.com
It's been a long time coming, but there's a white 2009 Nissan GT-R in the
Inside Line Garage (we photographed it with our Ferrari to prove it). In
fact, the keys are in my pocket as I type this. Forgive me if this is a
short blog post, I'm itching to get on the road.
Here's the deal. The car is a PT2 unit, as in pre-production. And it's
right off of Nissan's Arizona proving grounds. Nissan engineer Bruce
Robinson drove it west from that facility yesterday. According to him the
car runs great but has a tendency to drool a little fuel down the side of
the car when you fill it up. He also said we should invest in a case of
octane Booster. "We recommend 93,
but it'll run on 91," he said. "I'd stop and get a few bottles."
And we will.
We officially leave Los Angeles for the Inside Line Ultimate GT-R Road Trip
early tomorrow morning, so check back and follow along as we drive this
all-wheel drive supercar 3,000 miles in three days. First day's
destination? Well, we plan on hitting the El Mirage drylake for some top
end runs. Then we'll turn north and find our way to Sacramento Dragway for
a Wednesday night of grudge match drag racing. We hope to get there about 5
If you live in the area of the California capital city come on out. We'll
even let you sit in the car while you tell us how much you love Inside
Line. If you can't make it, keep checking this page for blogs, photos and
video of our adventure.
Scott Oldham, Inside Line Editor in Chief
Nissan GT-R SpecV | Track Tested | Edmunds.com
MORE NISSAN GT-R SPEC V @ INSIDELINE.COM:
The 2009 Nissan GT-R SpecV breaks the law.
Actually the GT-R has been breaking the law since last year. Before then,
the Japanese car industry kept its high-performance cars below a ceiling of
280 horsepower, an
unwritten, yet very real limit established by the Japanese government back
But the Nissan GT-R shattered the glass ceiling with its 480-hp twin-turbo V6. And now the 2009 Nissan GT-R
SpecV pushes even farther past the barrier, further reinforcing the GT-R's
status as a true supercar. Just over a year since the car's introduction,
Nissan has given a shot of steroids to Godzilla, creating the most extreme
road-going machine that Japan has ever seen.
And we've got the test numbers to prove it.
Lancer Evo vs. Nissan GT-R | Edmunds.com
Inside Line custom builds a Lancer Evolution to take on the Nissan GTR on
the track at Willow Springs.
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Brian spots a black Nissan GTR on the road. First it drives past me, parks,
then leaves accelerating away fast :) Sun was super bright, sorry about the
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