Whats it like to drive a Nissan GTR everyday – Radio Review

Nissan GT-R 50th Anniversary (1)A few weeks ago Rob Fraser went along to the launch of the Nissan  GTR 50th Anniversary model and came away with a grin from ear to ear. However he has just spent a week in one so what is it like to drive the supersports car every day. Does the gloss wear off?

What is it like driving the GTR every day?  Awesome is the simple answer. Unlike a lot of supercars, it is easy to get into and out of, will accommodate quite a fair chunk of luggage, has four seats, but really the two rear ones are useless and is comfortable.

The engine will potter happily along at 50-60km/h and the selectable suspension does a good job of softening the bumps. It is a real mix of technology though. Everything is around performance and that is understandable, but it also misses some little features like auto wipers and high beam as well as apple car play.

Back to the street appeal. I had boys and grown men giving me the thumbs up as I drove past, I had young ladies wave to me on many occasions, teenagers drooled over the GTR as it was parked and it seemed everyone wanted to follow or get close as I was driving.

Over the years I have driven a real mix of cars from the mundane to the exotic and I have to say there is nothing quite like the GTR for everyday street appeal.

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.