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Nissan’s long-awaited GT-R delivers the kind of performance you’d expect from a $200,000 supercar for about $120,000 less.

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A twin-turbo, 3.8-liter V6 produces an astounding 480 horsepower and sends the GT-R from 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds—quicker than a Lamborghini Gallardo. The GT-R tops out at 193 mpg, placing it firmly in exotic-car territory.

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The GT-R’s signature ringed LED tail lamps.

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The GT-R’s surprisingly practical interior. It even has backseats.

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The videogame-inspired display feeds the driver all kinds of car-geek arcane—everything from steering angle to cornering Gs.

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The paddle shifters on the steering wheel connect to a dual-clutch transmission.