The Nissan GT-R is for both the racer and the enthusiast

Not just for performance junkies
by Jason Tulio | Apr 19, 2017
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The name Nissan GT-R conjurs images of a monster on four wheels rip-roaring through a track, devouring anything that dares to stand in its way. It's been this way ever since it earned the Godzilla moniker and established a storied legacy. 

Behind this myth, of course, is years of intricate engineering and design geared toward making the perfect track killer. With the 2017 version, Nissan also sought to create a car that's comfortable for driving on a day-to-day basis. The goal was to create something that's part racing behemoth, part grand tourer. 

While we were at Nissan Philippines' (NPI) GT-R track day, we asked two influential people about the inner workings of the legendary car: NPI president and managing director Ramesh Narasimhan, and the GT-R's chief product specialist Hiroshi Tamura. Learning about the car's different settings and abilities was (almost) as interesting as our laps on the track. 

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To learn more about how Godzilla works under the hood, press play on the video above. Hefty price tag aside, it truly is a car that can suit everyone. 

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