Saturday, March 20, 2010

"Wow."


Took the Nissan GT-R test car home Thursday night. Wow.

Really. Just..."Wow."

That's about all one can say about a 485 horsepower car that get to 60 mph in under 4 seconds.

I guess "Holy shit!" is appropriate as well.

[more photos]

10 comments:

Bob said...

Dang. And you thought you would be stuck with nothing but cars like the Cube.

Seems to me some classes in advanced driving are in order for you.

Does Automobile mag. need a Government affairs director?

Bob said...

Did you take those photos? They are awesome. They make that car look as good as it has ever looked.

I sometimes think this car is good looking and other times not so much, but it these shots, it looks great.

Mr Furious said...

Yes, I took them. Thanks. It's a strange car in that its appearance belies it's true stature.

It doesn't look like a car that costs almost a hundred grand and tangles with the fastest cars on the planet.

It's definitely aggressive looking, and I didn't get out of downtown without two thumbs up and a guy leaning out of his passing car yelling "Awesome!" But it looks more like a Supra or Z than a Ferrari or even Porsche.

Surly Rob said...

You suck. I can't believe you almost turned that job down!

Bob said...

"It's definitely aggressive looking, and I didn't get out of downtown without two thumbs up and a guy leaning out of his passing car yelling 'Awesome!'"

Buy a classic car like a mid-sixties Mustang and you will get that 6 times a day. I used to drive a '66 and it was incredible how much people freaked out about it.

Bob said...

Off topic:

Did you see this?

http://www.balloon-juice.com/2010/03/22/once-more-with-feeling-2/

Rickey Henderson said...

Paint it black and you're got yourself a goddamned batmobile. That is one sick automobile.

Mr Furious said...

Yeah, I saw it. What's funny is that I almost broke that out in the wee hours last night after I finished up some freelance work, but I thought, "This really needs to be Pelosi instead, or at least include Pelosi..."

I went to the site that generates those things, and found a Pelosi shot that might have worked on its own, but I was so tired, I couldn't think of anything clever for a caption, and it didn't work as an addition to the Obama pic.

Kiki said...

Ken is DYING over this....he LOVES this car! I'm sure he'd end up wrapped around a tree so I used my veto (at $100K, we weren't serious) on it! Heehee!!


Hope all is well

Deb said...

I'm jealous of your job.

Except when you had to drive that boxy thing made out of Legos.

Thought of you when I saw this today:

http://tpmcafe.talkingpointsmemo.com/talk/blogs/a/m/americandad/2010/03/an-open-letter-to-conservative.php