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 A4, BMW 135i, Dodge Challenger R/T, Honda Fit, Hyundai Genesis, Jaguar XF, Lincoln MKS, Mazda6, Nissan Maxima, Pontiac G8, Pontiac Vibe, Toyota Corolla, Toyota Matrix, Volkswagen Passat CC.

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Source: motorTrend

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4 comments:

  (367) posted on 11.7.2010

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.

  (831) posted on 10.22.2010

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

  (1333) posted on 12.20.2009

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.

AK47  (1024) posted on 11.19.2008

Thats more like it.

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