If we're going to give the GT-R a new nickname, shouldn't it be a creature native to Japan? Therefore, let's start calling Nissan's iconic sports coupe "the tanuki." This rather cute member of the canid family is somewhat related to foxes, and the tanuki plays a big role in Japanese folklore in ways that link it to the GT-R. One of the creatures most famous traits, both in the real world and in the legend's surrounding it, is the massive scrotum on males. This is similar to the feeling that GT-R drivers have after a high-speed run.