The Nissan GT-R was named Car of the Year™ by Motor Trend Magazine on Nov. 18. The complete report on Motor Trend's 2009 Car of the Year will be published in the magazine's January issue.

The 2009 GT-R is the sixth generation of Nissan's flagship sports car and features the all-new VR38DETT 3.8-liter twin-turbo V-6 as well as the GR6 six-speed twin-clutch transmission.

In addition, the GT-R delivers 16mpg in the city and 21mpg on the highway, and can go from 0-60mph in 3.3 seconds, and has a top speed of over 190mph.

Other contenders for Car of the Year included:

  • Acura TL
  • Acura TSX
  • Audi A4
  • BMW 135i
  • Dodge Challenger R/T
  • Honda Fit
  • Hyundai Genesis
  • Jaguar XF
  • Lincoln MKS
  • Mazda6
  • Nissan Maxima
  • Pontiac G8
  • Pontiac Vibe
  • Toyota Corolla
  • Toyota Matrix
  • Volkswagen Passat CC