There are many things that make the Nissan GT-R a cool car, including the fact that it offers supercar-like performance for only a little over $100,000. What I like most about the GT-R, though, is that it also spawned a successful race car. To me, that’s very important, as I simply hate supercars that can’t hold their own on a race track (I’m looking at you Bugatti Veyron). The GT-R started wearing a racing suit only months after the road-going car went in production, hitting the track for the 2008 Super GT series in Japan. Starting 2009, the GT-R and GT-R Nismo raced in the FIA GT Championship.