With so much build up to the release of a new car these days you can be a little underwhelmed when it actually arrives, unless of course it’s the Nissan GT-R.

Melbourne Motor Show: Nissan GT-R

I mean look at it, just stunning. Purposeful, fast, modern and capable, you just want to take the keys and not come back for a week or three.

The rigorous quality control of its build, the breath taking performance on tap, or the stunning appearance of a big two door sports coupe which ever angle you’re coming from the GT-R is a brilliant machine.

Powered by a twin-turbo V6 the GT-R produces 352kW and 586Nm and manages the 0 -100 km/h sprint in a claimed 3.6 seconds. Sadly a speed (fun) limiter will pull you back long before the 300km/h mark it’s capable of is reached.

But enough words – let’s just take a moment and stare at it.