2014 Nissan GT-R Wants to Take You Into Its Snow World [Video]

By Jacob Brown | April 04, 2013
What can't the 2014 Nissan GT-R do? Already tweaked from the 2013 model, the new car can run around the Nurburgring in 7 minutes and 18 seconds, among the quickest times of any car. At a price just cresting $100,000, it's a relative bargain against slower Ferraris and Lamborghinis. But let's forget about a track you'll likely never visit when you're on your German vacation. Let's talk about something you've likely done at one point or another or are doing today: Driving in the snow.
Nissan doesn't call the 2014 GT-R a "Multi-Performance Supercar" for nothing. The 2014 Nissan GT-R was designed with winter weather traveling in mind. In a 20-minute video you'd never regret viewing, an overly dramatic narrator uses his words to illustrate just why the GT-R is better than you thought it was. The video compares the 2014 Nissan GT-R to an Infiniti FX and a Nissan 370Z, which use a similar architecture to one another. But the Nissan GT-R has been weight-optimized to always be able to provide traction to the wheels that need it, and it shows. Up a 20-percent grade hill, for instance, the Nissan 370Z can only slide backwards with rear-wheel drive and snow tires. The other two vehicles make it up the hill, wearing the same tires, but they do so in varied states of struggle. The Infiniti FX rolls backwards some, but the GT-R just grips and goes.
In the video, a neuro surgeon even attests to the Nissan GT-R's all-weather abilities, getting him to the hospital in emergencies even in the bleakest winter weather. Who'd have thought it'd be so handy? Outside of an all-wheel-drive Porsche, can another 500-plus horsepower supercar come close? Watch the video of the 2014 Nissan GT-R in action below. And please note that for the rest of the world, it's being sold as a 2013 model.

Source: Nissan via YouTube