Engine:6 Cylinder Turbo
For Sale By:Private Seller
Warranty: Vehicle has an existing warranty
Drive Type: All wheel drive
Touchet, Washington, United States
2009 Nissan GT-R Premium. Low Mileage (16,550), PLUS 100,000-MILE TRANSFERABLE WARRANTY! Warranty good through 2016. One Owner, Clean Carfax, Always Garaged, Never Tracked, Never Seen Snow: only asking 31 K !! Serious Inquires Only - VR-Series Twin-Turbocharged 3.8-liter V6 - 480 Horsepower, 434 lb-ft Torque - IHI Developed Twin Turbo System - Independent Rear Transaxle All-Wheel Drive System - Dual-Clutch, Paddle-Shift 6-Speed Transmission - High-Performance Monotube Bilstein Damptronic Electronically-Controlled Shock Absorbers - Independent Double Wishbone Front Suspension - Independent Multi-Link Rear Suspension - Brembo Monoblock 6-Piston Front & 4-Piston Rear Brake - Calipers With 15 Full Floating Cross-Drilled, Ventilated Rotors - Integrated Flush-Mounted Door Handles - Traditional GT-R Four-Ring Taillights With LED Illumination - Heated Power Folding Sideview Mirrors - 20" Forged Aluminum Wheels - Heated Front Seats - Push Button Ignition - Leather & Synthetic Suede Front Sport Seats - Outside Temperature Display - Nissan Intelligent Key - Nissan Hard Drive Navigation System With 7 Color Display - Homelink Universal Garage Door Opener - 9 Speaker Bose Audio System CD/AM/FM Radio, MP3/WMA Playback & HDD Music Box - 2 Subwoofers - Bose AutoPilot - XM Satellite Radio - Bluetooth Hands-Free Home System
Nissan's decision to fit continuously variable transmissions across even more of its new models may be coming back to bite the Japanese automaker, as it's been hampered by customer satisfaction issues relating to its XTronic CVTs, which are provided by a supplier called JATCO.
From what we're understanding, the issue largely relates to customers' unfamiliarity with the non-traditional shift nature of a CVT. Dealers have reported complaints and service visits from owners over the belt-driven automatics (did these people not test drive the cars before they bought them and notice that they don't shift conventionally?).
The company, which Nissan owns 75 percent of, has come under fire from none other than Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn, who's spoken about JATCO and its troubles rather openly. "Every time you launch a new CVT you always have some risks," Ghosn said in an interview with Automotive News. "So we now have a process by which, before we launch any new CVT, [JATCO] come before the Nissan executive committee to explain all the measures they have taken to make sure there are no surprises."
Back in June, Nissan announced a new partnership with Williams that would see the Formula One team's applied sciences division help develop a new line of Nismo performance models. It's not the only agreement Renault-Nissan has signed with an F1 team: Infiniti is the title sponsor for Red Bull and Renault powers four teams on the grid. It's also just the latest client Williams has signed a deal with to apply the lessons it has gleaned on the F1 circuit to other racing and sportscars. But now we've got some more info on how Williams and Nismo intend to collaborate on the next-generation GT-R.
According to Australia's Carsales, Williams Advanced Engineering is developing the hybrid powertrain that will boost the next iteration of the supercar-slayer known as Godzilla. Which may seem strange considering that the Renault-Nissan Alliance has plenty of experience with electric propulsion on its own, but then Williams has proven itself something of a leader in the field of performance hybrid powertrains: it supplies them to Porsche and Audi for their Le Mans racecars, and to Jaguar for the C-X75 concept.
Whether Williams and Nismo will settle on a flywheel-based energy recovery system or a more conventional battery-powered system remains to be seen, but brakeforce regeneration likely won't be the only element that Williams will develop for the next GT-R. Expect its expertise in aerodynamics and composites to come to bear as well, which can only mean good things for the replacement for a sportscar that's already one of the most capable on the road.
The streets of New York City might be filling up with a lot more Nissans in the next few years. A New York appeals court ruled that the city's mandate to replace old taxis with a fleet entirely made up of the Nissan NV200 Taxi of Tomorrow was legal. The decision overturned a previous ruling that decided The Big Apple couldn't force cabbies to all purchase the same vehicle.
Justice David B. Saxe wrote the court's opinion saying the Taxi of Tomorrow is a "legally appropriate response to the agency's statutory obligation to produce a 21st-century taxicab consistent with the broad interests and perspectives that the agency is charged with protecting," according to Bloomberg. The Greater New York Taxi Association, the plaintiff in the case, could still possibly attempt a second appeal.
Nissan originally won the 10-year contract estimated to be worth about $1 billion in 2011, beating out Ford and a Turkish company. Under the Taxi of Tomorrow plan, all New York cabbies would have to switch to the NV200 within three of five years of the van going into service, and it would replace the 16 vehicles previously authorized as taxis. In 2013, the mandate received multiple challenges though, including an attempted ban by cab drivers because the replacement wasn't a hybrid. In a separate case, state Supreme Court judge Schlomo Hagler decided that there was nothing in the city charter that forced a taxi driver to choose a specific vehicle. This was the case that was just overturned. In the meantime, the automaker has been selling the NV200 to New York cabbies at prices around $29,700.