suspension settings tweaked — with a little more negative camber — for the high speeds of Phillip Island. It’s fast and fun, no surprise, even though the surface is slimy and I can’t give the car its head.
The GT-R always feels big and heavy, but I can forgive that because of the way it covers ground.
The Track edition looks and feels the same. Until I get it rolling.
I’m using half as much wheel for the same result in the first few corners but the track is still wet and the back steps out of line a couple of times.
When the weather clears, the track dries, the car is in its element and all ends well, howling to 252km/h down the straight — that’s a little quicker than the Lamborghini Huracan I drove earlier this year.
Compared with my last GT-R run at The Island, I can lean really hard on the rear tyres and the car feels more balanced, not just relying on front-end grip for its speed through corners. It could do with better brakes but carbon discs are out because of the cost.
I’m not sure I’d want a GT-R for day-to-day commuting. Godzilla is, however, much improved and the Track edition is a great choice for people with a need for speed.