The Car Pro Test Drives the 2021 Nissan GT-R
Thursday on KFYO Mornings with Dave King and Matt Martin, The Car Pro Jerry Reynolds joined Dave and Matt to talk about his test drive of the week, microchip shortages, identity theft, as well as other auto industry news.
This week, The Car Pro was test driving the 2021 Nissan GT-R, a car that has been nicknamed "Godzilla" for several years. Jerry started the discussion by saying that in this world we now live in where cars have very high horse power, that one with 565 horses, like this car, doesn't sound that big anymore. However, this car is a bit deceiving due to the fact that it is is so light that it makes that 565 feel closer to 700 horses. "The acceleration is just incredible in this thing...This car is so crazy fast.," Jerry said. The car also has a launch mode to help you have a perfect launch from a dead stop. Reynolds explained that you typically get some rubber left behind with these kinds of launches, but that this car, with its all wheel drive, has some great grip. The car handles well, can make tight curves, is not particularly roomy inside, has a big spoiler, a titanium exhaust, and has a nice blue exterior that was previously a special edition but has now been made more common. The only complaints that Jerry had with the car was the high price tag at $121,000, and the fact that it has a slight turbo lag in its twin turbo engine, especially when you use that launch mode. Despite this, when it does kick in, Jerry said it will absolutely pin you to your seat. He went on to say,
It really is an engineering marvel. They thought of everything.
Jerry also talked about other stories, such as an ongoing microchip shortage where assembly lines are unable to keep up with the demand for microchips which run a wide variety of features in a car. Another story was on the fact that this week is identity theft week. Reynolds explained that identity theft has doubled since last year, and on his website he gives tips and advice on how it can happen, how to avoid it, and what to do if you suspect your identity has been compromised.
Find more info at carprousa.com and watch the full interview in the video above.