congrats on the new car.. i sat in a black be at the dealership where we do the work on my car and it definitely was nice.
I have a red 2012 and have been surprised that the car gets so much attention whether on the road or parked out in public. Owned several vipers and the attention was very common. Did not expect that with my GT-R.Thanks everyone, I will post more pictures. I got a fantastic deal. The last time around, I also paid over retail locally in Dallas and that left a bad taste in my mouth. I didn't even give the local guys a chance to match the offer although I doubt they would have. The economic situation in Dallas is too favorable for deals to be had on cars.
Another observation after several days now: The steering is hugely improved over the 2009. It is a lot firmer, with decent feedback. It is more like my M3 now. Also, when I leave work, there are two quick opposite curves that I have always preferred taking in my M3 since I like feeling the car oversteer a bit as I push it through the curves. Well, now the GT-R can also oversteer through those curves just a lot faster!
Also tried the new launch mode. Much faster than the 2009 (I had mine reprogrammed to the 2010 mode), but also easier to engage. On my 2009 for some reason sometimes it would not rev up . I had to press the brake really hard and even so many times I had to repeat to get it to rev up. On the 2012, it is a piece of cake. Works every time and MUCH faster with a little tire chirp as it takes off.
And then finally, I am getting more people trying to race me and take pictures than I had in the 2009. Now I cannot believe that the great unwashed out there know the difference between a 2009 and 2012 so it must the color difference? I had a super silver before. Very strange to see the difference. Has anybody else changed colors in the GT-R and noticed a difference in other people's perception? I can only imagine what it must be like to have a red one based on this reaction!