A top speed of around 195.0 mph (313.8 km/h), 0-60mph (97 km/h) in around 2.7 seconds…Nissan couldn’t have made it look like a Soviet-era Lada.
Instead they went for aggressive styling bold lines — the easy option, really, for a car that has an engine that roars.
The 2014 range — which costs from $99,590 (£64,000/€75,000) new — has a hand-assembled 3.8liter twin turbo V6 engine which produces 545hp and 463 lb-ft of torque (it’s a, er, GT-aaargh!).
And it’s come a long way since the model’s first incarnation in 2007.
The 2014 range saw improvements to the engine’s response in the upper rpm ranges (basically high-speed overtaking made easy), a more rigid body, and a lower centre of gravity thanks to improved shocks and roll-bars (why would you need them? -Ed).
It also saw the addition of a much-anticipated two-seater Track Edition to the Nissan GT-R family — sitting alongside the Premium version and a Black Edition.
All have bucket seats (that gets a tick from us), an 11-speaker Bose sound system with aluminium-mounted speakers (tick) and rear-view camera as standard (bit fancy, but tick).
The Black Edition (from $109,330/£70,000/€83,000 new) has lighter black aluminium-forged wheels, a racier interior, and carbon fiber rear spoiler (tick! tick! tick! tick! tick!).
Meanwhile the souped-up Track Edition (from $115,710/£74,000/€88,000 new) has improved suspension and brakes as well as a carbon fiber front air duct and spoiler as standard. It just looks gnarlier too. It’s so bad-ass just 150 have been built for the US market.
All three versions of the Nissan GT-R have Bilstein DampTronic suspension and Brembo six-pison front and four-piston rear brakes (that’s two ticks), and the body is a mixture of steel, aluminium and carbon fire.
Six different colours are available: Deep Blue Pearl, Jet Black, Solid Red, Gun Metallic, Pearl White and a limited production 4-stage metallic Super Silver. So it’ll be black then (grrrr)…
You can see more pictures of the 2014 Nissan GT-R and Nissan GT-R Track Edition HERE.