There's no question that the Nissan GT-R is one of the very fastest cars that money can buy, and that its sophisticated all-wheel-drive system and active suspension give its drivers an absurd level of control at speed. In fact, the GT-R's technical brilliance and video-game quickness often spur armchair critics to make absurd claims that kind of amount to: "The car basically drives itself."

Having a bit of fun with those particularly salty members of the peanut gallery, YouTube producers at That Racing Channel have put together an instructional video about the finer points of GT-R driving and street racing. Scroll down below to get an idea about just how difficult Godzilla can be to keep hold of at the limit.


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      Fun Bus
      • 1 Year Ago
      wankers drive while using phones.
      dimcorner
      • 1 Year Ago
      Are they special edition GTR's with 18 gears? :)
      TRAILbrake
      • 1 Year Ago
      FAKE!... GT-R's have bluetooth.
      lad
      • 1 Year Ago
      If you want to really enjoy driving fast, take a sans-nanny car to the track and work your speed up until you can feel the edge on each corner. It takes a long time but if you work on one corner at a time you can get there. Some actually go faster without the nannies. I have hear instructors say that once drivers depend on the nannies, they should continue to use them or start again slowly to re-learn the car once you turn them off.
      SuperGT
      • 1 Year Ago
      I recently got the opportunity to race a Gallardo, F430, & a GTR on a track courtesy of Xtreme Xperience (for a small fee that is). The conclusion of my time is the GTR is much easier to drive to the limit than either both Italians. With the electronic aids, you can push the GTR more & more. That is to say the car still requires precise input from the accelerator, brake, & steering. Any mistakes & you will end up in the guard rail. It really is a piece of engineering perfection. Being an amateur (first time ever on a track) I was able to not only keep up with the pace car but if allowed overtaken it. The pace car, a '12 Mustang GT was at the hands of a professional race car driver & we were told it was impossible for any of us amateurs to catch or keep up with, according to the training seminar beforehand. Unlike most pace cars, this one didn't have a speed limit, instructions were simple, try & catch him, if you can. The GTR does simply what it was meant to do & that is make anyone super. To all those who talk about driving skills, let's be real, most of us don't race as a profession or make a living out of it. We all have daytime jobs & do this as a hobby. It seems as if people are trying to convince themselves rather than us that they posses such great skill that they don't want to drive an amazing machine regardless of their skill set. The GTR truly is a defining moment in automobile history.
      miketim1
      • 1 Year Ago
      auto pilot home !! lmfao hilarious. I personally rather a lifht weight good handling RWD then a car like the GTR
      11fiveoh
      • 1 Year Ago
      I would have plenty of fun tooling around in a gtr.
      AcidTonic
      • 1 Year Ago
      Of course it doesn't drive itself...... That's the cry of those who have envy. Whether it's hp per liter envy, awd envy, launch control envy, handling envy, or whatever.... The second their Merican' company does the same things poorer they will be harping it like it's the bee's knees. If it's faster in a straight line say yours handles better. If it's faster and handles better say it's expensive. When it's faster, handling better, while costing less, call it ugly. When even uglier cars can't seem to get the same performance per dollar, call it boring to drive. When someone calls your car boring to drive. It means they essentially could not find another thing it does badly. Thus they had to resort to something as difficult to prove as beauty. Usually meaning the car is fantastic.
      Hi
      • 1 Year Ago
      The GTR's dealer invoice was $63k in 2009. $100k is RIDICULOUS for this car.
        ihatemacs9
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Hi
        you'll never pay dealer invoice (unless the dealer is taking a massive loss on the car already or you have a hookup--in which case you wasted it on a GTR). $76,000 was the original asking price for the base model. funny how you directly compared invoice to msrp, manipulating the numbers as convenient to your point. every car since then has gone up as well. its called the "economy."
      LOLO
      • 1 Year Ago
      no art just computers. my c7 is one month out...
        • 1 Year Ago
        @LOLO
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        wickedsc300
        • 1 Year Ago
        @LOLO
        Except your C7 will have just about as many computers as the GTR. Auto Rev-Match, yup. TC, yup. Launch Control, yup.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @LOLO
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      mitytitywhitey
      • 1 Year Ago
      So far as I could tell, the DCG was the biggest painted target for the 'drives itself' crowd, so I wonder if opinions have shifted now that DCGs are 3x as common as when the GTR debuted ?
        jawnath1n
        • 1 Year Ago
        @mitytitywhitey
        The DCT was just one part of it, and still a sticking point among enthusiasts, (See M4 & GT3 for example) but it was primarily the easy mode traction control and 'does everything for you' nature that generated this reputation. Don't need to learn how to launch. Just use launch control. Don't need to learn how to manage throttle, just let the TC system take care of it. Don't need to learn how to maintain momentum, just let the AWD pull you out of corners. Don't need to learn how to heel toe or rev match, just tap the paddles. I don't think anyone seriously thinks the car can drive itself, ala KITT, but the car does a lot of what is considered to be the driver's responsibility.
          wickedsc300
          • 1 Year Ago
          @jawnath1n
          The crazy part is the new C7 has pretty much everything you said except for the AWD part. C7 Auto Rev-Match: CHECK Launch Control: CHECK TC System: CHECK It seems as tho the competition is following in the GTR's footsteps.
      Brian @.
      • 1 Year Ago
      GT-R is a great car. That being said, the Turbo S walks it all day. Everywhere. Now careful GT-R nuthuggers. You just posted that American car fans always find some sort of excuse when their car loses. $$$ you say? Well for my extra $ spent on a Turbo S I get a much better car that puts down the same lap time, no matter how many laps I do. GT-R's are not reliable and they are prone to massive heat soak. Plus, way more panties drop for a Turbo S than all of the GT-R's combined.
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