In Japan, the GT-R is Nissan's Dodge Viper or Chevrolet Corvette. It's the company's hot performance halo car.
Unlike those cars, though, the GT-R offers seating for four. There's enough trunk space for two small suitcases.
The new version, which comes to the states this summer, is powered by a 480-horsepower, twin-turbocharged V6. Instead of a stick-shift transmission, the GT-R has a paddle-shifted twin-clutch automatic. Twin-clutch automatics operate in a way that's mechanically similar to a manual transmission, except that there are two clutches: One opens as the other closes for immediate gear shifts.
Prices for the GT-R will start at $69,850.