Nissan GT-R named Motor Trend's 2009 car of the year

Since its debut the Nissan GT-R won quite a few awards! And today Motor Trend added a new one: the 2009 Car of the year.

"No Nissan has been as formidable or as capable as the GT-R, and no 2009 contender crushes our criteria like the GT-R. For that, it deserves our Golden Calipers," said Angus MacKenzie, editor-in-chief of Motor Trend.

The 2009 GT-R is the sixth generation of Nissan’s flagship sports car. It is the first to come from a "clean slate" design — all the others were based on Japanese-market Skyline models — and the first to be globally marketed. A single technician in a climate controlled clean-room environment hand assembles the all-new VR38DETT 3.8-liter twin-turbo V-6 as well as the GR6 six-speed twin-clutch transmission.

Besides the Nissan GT-R, this year’s field of contenders for Car of the Year included: Acura TL, Acura TSX, Audi Audi A4, BMW BMW 135i, Dodge Dodge Challenger R/T, Honda Honda Fit, Hyundai Hyundai Genesis, Jaguar Jaguar XF, Lincoln MKS, Mazda6, Nissan Maxima, Pontiac G8, Pontiac Vibe, Toyota Corolla, Toyota Matrix, Volkswagen Passat CC.

Source: motorTrend

4 comments:

No car is more deserving of the awards it is receiving. Of course more powerful and exotic cars are out there, but at this price point, the GTR is surely epic.

that’s nice i been a GTR fanatic since the day one.

GT-R has the right to be the number 1! It is a legend and it has it’s reputation in the streets, car show and competition.

Thats more like it.

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