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Nissan GT-R Shows A Ski Slope Who's Boss: Video


The Nissan GT-R is a pretty versatile car.

Sure, it can blitz the Nürburgring like any self-respecting supercar, but it can also be driven quickly in unusual places. Like a ski slope.

A group from Sweden -- appropriately named Team Iceriders -- did just that, racing a modified GT-R up the slopes against a couple of snowmobiles in a video posted by CarThrottle.

We've seen the GT-R doing its thing on racetracks many times, but seeing it in an off-road environment adds a whole new dimension to the performance.

Hopefully the video won't give GT-R owners any ideas about what to do with their cars when the local track closes for the winter.

Driving straight up a hill is something trucks normally do, but that shows just how versatile the GT-R is. It really is a supercar for all seasons.

With a 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 and all-wheel drive, the GT-R already has plenty of muscle, but Team Iceriders gave it a little extra to make sure it could scale the slopes.

Nissan has steadily upgraded the GT-R since its 2008 launch, eventually settling with 545 horsepower and 463 pound-feet of torque. However, Nissan is reportedly working on a GT-R NISMO for 2015, with a Bugatti-rivaling 0 to 60 mph time of 2.0 seconds.

According to CarThrottle, the black-and-white GT-R has 620 hp and can devour the quarter mile in 10.77 seconds. Naturally, it wears studded tires when playing in the snow.

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