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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.

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