Alternate thread title: "Ugly cars I would still want to own"
Clarkson drove the GT-R at the Fuji grand prix track. His neck snaps at 6:30. "You hopeless old fart, a Datsun broke your neck." Then the Stig drove it at the Top Gear test track. "Now remember this £53K car has monstered(?) a 300 grand McLaren around the Nurburgring, but I doubt it will do that here because this is a power circuit."
The Stig's laptimes at their test track, with approximate car prices:
Looks like a performance bargain to me. (The Ariel Atom is an oddball overgrown go-kart, not a proper car but it would be great for track days.)
I don't care if the GT-R is kinda ugly, I would buy one if I could afford it.