We cannot believe that it has been six months since we last discussed one of our favorite cars, but we were shocked to learn that the 2012 Nissan GT-R has problems. Having just had a full test-drive review it seems to have a few issues with not only its brakes but also dual-clutch gearbox.
Michael Harley from Autoblog does explain that the sports car is back with a vengeance though — so it is not all bad. Most reviews look at all the good stuff, such as power and handling, but we thought it only fair to point out what problems there might be first. So how bad are they?
As you may remember from our previous article looking over the specs of the Nissan GT-R, most things have been upgraded, including the brakes. However, it seems that if you push the car to the limit the brakes will begin to suffer. After spending some time going round a circuit slowing down and speeding up you will find that if you power down a straight and press the brake pedal hard it seems to take an age to come to a stop.
That’s not the only issue, the dual-clutch gearbox system with its paddle shift does a great job, but Harley does point out that it does lack eagerness when you demand it. This is certainly not good news for an out-and-out racer, but we should not dwell on the bad points, as the 2012 Nissan GT-R has so much more to offer.
If you are looking for something a little special compared to the racing version, then how about the 2012 Nissan GT-R VVIP Edition. You can clearly see by the images over at Drive Arabia that the interior has a more luxurious finish, but it is the customer personalization that makes this version extra special.
Do you think that the issue with the brakes will put you off the 2012 Nissan GT-R?