"Sum better than it's parts. Godzilla on a leash."4.5 starson by SPURO
Pros: Out of this world power. Incredible brakes and handling.
Cons: Automatic mode up-shifts too quick.
Summary: I have owned a GT-R for one month and remain amazed at it's performance Overall, the car is unbelievable. You're in awe every time you step behind the wheel. Considering it competes with Ferraris and Lamborghinis, it is an absolute bargain if you can find one.
The negative reviewers miss the point: ride and gas mileage are meaningless categories. This is a sports car to the bone, not a beefed up luxury coupe. I do agree, the lack of a clutch pedal is disconcerting. Driving enthusiasts, like myself, will understandably do a double-take. With the pedal and shifter, you feel bonded to the car. Some of the soul is lost without it. That being said, the dual-clutch functions remarkably well, and it is a pleasure to be able to put the vehicle in automatic mode in heavy traffic or eating (yes, I occasionally chow on the go). I do miss the clutch/shifter but not enough to downgrade the car. Giving it a single star or half star is emotional overreaction
If I could change anything, it would be the automatic settings. The up-shifts occur too quickly and in rapid progression. The car has enough torque to get away with it but it just doesn't feel right. I would spread out the ratio and make 6th gear an overdrive. Everything else is nit-picking. I would prefer wheels that allow the tire to afford some scuff protection to the wheels (a painful lesson if learned, as I found out), and, if you're going to have a "comfort" mode, make it distinctly different from the other settings. The difference is negligible. In sum, this car is truly an ubelievable visceral experience and not one for the faint of heart. It's even better than advertised and must be experienced.
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