Drive a really light car and you’ll appreciate all the levels of brimming communication and agility low mass brings you. But there are some big body automobiles that just make heft work.

I’ve had the good fortune of driving a couple of Nissan GT-Rs, on the road and on track. Wheeling all 3,800 pounds is certainly a memorable experience.

The way the car feels is, uh, not lacking in drama.

Yeah it’s solid and yeah it’s fast, but it’s also very bright through the wheel. Active. The GT-R is as happy shimmying its way into a corner as it is bullying its way out.

What big, heavy car totally surprised you behind the wheel?

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