This instant classic is the 2013 Nissan GTR Premium Edition. This car is best known for outperforming other cars with a much larger sticker price. No, it’s not the fastest production car on the road, nor is it the most attractive. One thing is for sure, no other car demands more respect than the GTR. With the 2013 version, the 3.8 liter twin-turbo V-6 has received an injection to produce 545 horsepower and 463 lb-ft of torque. Equipped with a dual clutch transmission and a trick all-wheel drive system, the Godzilla is in proper shape to perform light duty work against 911 Turbo’s, M3’s, Z06’s, and sometimes R8’s.
This 100% bone stock Godzilla wrapped in 3M skin is owned by Shifting Lanes’ dear friend, John, and he is a Shifting Lanes Featured Tuner. “How does a bone stock car qualify you as a Featured Tuner” you ask? Well it’s because it has a lot more to do with the man than the car. John’s car resume is nothing like you have ever seen. He is a passionate car nut that has gone through more cars in his lifetime (in a good way) than most people go through oil changes.
Below is a partial list of the cars he has owned at one point (and what we think of them):
2005 Subaru Forester XT (6 speed w/ STI turbo swap) – Can you say sleeper?!
2005 Subaru STI (Cobb stage II) – We feel this is where John got his appetite for turbo’d all-wheel drive behemoths
2001 Porsche Turbo – Where else can you get an RR experience?
1966 Mustang Coupe – Much respect, John. What a classic!
2007 BMW 335i – My personal favorite!
2008 BMW 135i – A nice ride in a compact package.
2009 BMW 135i w/ Cobb Stage II 420hp – A beastly ride in a compact package
2003 Honda S2000 – The only drop top Shifting Lanes will publicly endorse.
2006 Nissan 350Z w/ Stillen Supercharger – Superchargers make anything better.
2003 Mercedes SL500 – What were you thinking? We all make mistakes.
2011 BMW Z4 3.5is – One of John’s favorites.
1972 Mini Cooper S – What can we say besides… Cool!
1974 Aussie Mini Cooper w/ Acura RSX engine swap – Torque steer much?
2005 Porsche 911 S w/ Matte Silver Wrap – Ok, this is just not fair!
See below for the gallery:
[quote]My automotive passion goes back as far as I can remember. When I was in elementary school, I was more into classic cars. The ’57 Chevy was my first dream car as a kid and I loved everything about that car. When I entered middle school my focus went towards sports cars. I remember going for a ride in a 1997 911 Turbo in red with tan leather interior and fell instantly in love with Porsche.[/quote]
[quote]The 2001 Subaru 2.5 RS. I got my first car when I was 17 and, Man! Did I love that car. AWD, 5 speed, 2 door, flat four engine… so much fun. It was such a different car on the roads with those HUGE fog lights mounted up front. I ended up doing a lot of modifications on that car.[/quote]