2014 Nissan GT-R Mug Run

We drive a 2014 Nissan GT-R on an urgent mission to replace a coffee mug.

By Keith Buglewicz | Photos By Keith Buglewicz | October 17, 2013
A couple years ago, my coffee mug broke. So I borrowed a 2014 Nissan GT-R, drove 875 miles, and got another one. I'll admit a broken coffee mug is a pretty flimsy excuse to borrow $117,000 of exotic Japanese sports car. I'll even admit that spending 18 hours behind the wheel to retrieve said coffee mug is, at best, at little excessive. But I had my reasons. First, when I asked, Nissan said, "yes." More importantly, I was intently curious. After six years of production and numerous upgrades, how was the Nissan GT-R faring against newer competition? After all, the world has hardly stood still since it was introduced all the way back in the Bush administration. Back then, I drove a GT-R all the way to Rachel, Nevada--neighbor to the so-called Area 51--on similarly spurious reasons, and procured this now-broken vessel. Now, six years later, I wanted to know if the Nissan GT-R was still the world-beating giant-slayer I remembered when it first came out. Was the acceleration as mind-blowing as it once was? Could the car still turn heads? Would we get to Rachel, Nevada, before the store closed?
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