Driver’s Education

Nissan’s GT-R puts a Formula One engineering team in your dash, so your driving skills will be as well-tuned as the engine
The GT-R's interface shows exactly how your driving affects the ride. Nissan

The touchscreen in Nissan’s new $70,000, 480-horsepower GT-R sports car does more than show you the fastest route to the shopping mall—it makes you a better driver. The system logs data such as steering angle and G-force so performance freaks can squeeze the very most out of the car. And a gearshift map shows when to shift for optimal fuel efficiency.

The snazzy graphics come from game developer Polyphony Digital, the studio that created the Sony PlayStation driving-game series Gran Turismo. Just remember, there are no do-overs if you crash.