A wet race track adds a bit more suspense to the mix.
Like the Skylines that preceded it, the Nissan GT-R was so far ahead of the competition that it seems to be in no danger of becoming irrelevant anytime soon. It’s even a bit hard to believe that the car itself is already a decade old given that it can still wow enthusiasts and . Even though Nissan is known for , there wasn’t any way the automaker was going to let the GT-R stay on the shelf for too long.
before a completely new model debuts. While visual changes make a subtle but noticeable difference, it’s the stiffer body shell, new suspension, and a faster shifting double-clutch gearbox that make a difference on the track, especially in the Nismo trim.
To see just how much of a difference the complete package makes, Auto Express got the GT-R on track and put it through its paces. Unfortunately for Steve Sutcliffe, the Nismo happens to be on track tires. That's all good and well on a dry race track, but a cold, rainy UK day at Silverstone Raceway means that fast laps and a car review turn into a fight for survival. At least there's four-wheel drive and one of the most sophisticated traction management computers to help keep Sutcliffe alive.