NEW YORK — Reading the press release of the refreshed 2017 Nissan GT-R, I was shocked to find words like “elegance,” “civility” and “smoother” splashed across its pages. That’s because I would have never used those words to describe the previous GT-Rs.

The deeper I dug, I started to wonder, “Has Nissan finally fixed Godzilla?”

Simply put, until this point, Godzilla (the nickname of the GT-R) has been always been brutal. Both in its speed and also in the way it treated its occupants. Yes, it’s as fast — if not faster — than an Italian supercar for half the money. However, that relative low price came at, well, a price. Read more…

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Godzilla gone civilized? Nissan says the 2017 GT-R is finally comfortable