Nissan GT-R named 2009 Motor Trend Car of the Year

Here it is – your 2009 Motor Trend Car of the Year. The Nissan GT-R, aka Godzilla, has claimed the number one spot from other impressive contenders.

“The GT-R puts Nissan on a map that thus far only designated Maranello, Sant’ Agata, Munich, and Stuttgart as points of interest,” said Motor Trend editor Ron Kiino. “Well, it’s time to stick a tack on Tochigi. In the kingdom of supercars, the GT-R positively belongs. Be it comparing 0-to-60 sprints, quarter-mile times, 60-to-0 braking, or lateral acceleration, the GT-R is one of the world’s best.”

The Nissan GT-R took on the new BMW 135i, Acura TL, Jaguar XF, Hyundai Genesis, Pontiac G8, Dodge Challenger and many others for the title.

Head over to Motor Trend to read the full article. Don’t feel like reading? Check out the video posted after the jump.



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