• Feb 24, 2009
Click above for a high-res gallery of the 2009 Nissan GT-R

When the Nissan GT-R launched last year, the automaker stated an official 0-60 time of 3.5 seconds. Shortly thereafter, the buff books began reporting faster sprints to the magic mark, ranging from 3.3 to 3.4 seconds. Although they rarely divulged how they accomplished the feat (some admitted to using a one-mph rollout, others claimed superpowers), we knew things would change for the 2009 model year.

The refreshed GT-R is equipped with a few extra ponies and a reworked launch control system, and according to our friends at GTRBlog, a Nissan test driver clocked a 3.3-second 0-60 mph run while testing at the automaker's Tochigi track... with the VDC on.

Nissan has decided not to officially restate the 2009 GT-R's 0-60 time, leaving it to independent testers (read: the media) to confirm or deny this new rumored run. So for the time being, the 3.5-second figure will stand... until an outside source performs a thorough, repeatable and instrumented test.


[Source: Nissan, GTRBlog]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Love it, need more popcorn :)
      • 5 Years Ago
      • 5 Years Ago
      "meh"

      For the cost I'd rather have a Z06 - oh yay! I do.

      Yes there is some serious engineering in the GT-R... but for my purposes I would never consider buying one.

      The price, it's weight, and its looks are all turnoffs for me in terms of what you actually get.

        • 5 Years Ago
        "The price, it's weight, and its looks are all turnoffs for me in terms of what you actually get."

        So you are saying that it should be even cheaper than it already is, and still put out the numbers that it does on the track?

        And what do you actually get? Were you expecting a veyron?

        Why don't you take a good look at your vette's interior and build quality and wonder why a $75,000 car uses the same interior as a cobalt.
        • 5 Years Ago
        The build quality of the Vette doesn't turn you off???
        It's no better put together than a $20k econobox.

        I had the stereotypical, mid-life-crisis, balding guy in a yellow Z06 zoom by my lightly modified WRX while I was heading to the coast. He was driving very fast. Guess what WRX ended up passing the balding guy once the roads started getting twisty? He seemed pretty bitter about it but he obviously had zero confidence once he took the thing on some serious roads. But that one straight part of the road he sure did go quick. I'm sure the roads being wet didn't help him much.

        Still, it made my day.

        The GT-R is a pretty sweet machine. Sit in one sometime. Look, touch and smell it. I found it so much more amazing in person. Sadly, I didn't get to drive it...
        • 5 Years Ago
        "The build quality of the Vette doesn't turn you off???
        It's no better put together than a $20k econobox."
        lol no.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Let celebrate with a "kiss my metal ass autoblog" bumper sticker.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Too bad it looks like ass. Fine if your obsessed with the PS3.

      About the ZR1 vs. this P.O.S. - anyone with an ounce of matter between his ears knows the vette is better. Its not just about price, its the whole package. This is why cars costing half what a ferrari does despite being faster, etc. - aren't better.

      Long live the new king - ZR1.
        • 5 Years Ago
        "...anyone with an ounce of matter between his ears knows the vette is better. Its not just about price, its the whole package."

        It's statements like these that makes me cry for the future of America.

        (:D)
        • 5 Years Ago
        This guy must have an ounce of earwax between his ears, but no brain.

        "Its not just about price, its the whole package. This is why cars costing half what a ferrari does despite being faster, etc. - aren't better."

        You just trashed the ZR1. If its not about speed or price then there is absolutely no point to the ZR1 whatsoever.

        Thats the same line the Porsche and Ferrari fanboys use to describe the better build quality.

        You just inadvertently re-crowned Ferari the King of all supercars.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Sigh. I will never be able to afford one. Well, I don't really want to earn that much money anyway, but still, would be nice to drive one.
      • 5 Years Ago
      With Acura putting the NSX on hold, this is the only Supercar from Japan for now.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Real world driving? Hm.. vette driving on highway on slow lane at 55mph same with GTR dont forget both of them going to be stuck in traffic jam. Okay now come winter and snow snow snow lemme see vette stay home because too much power to rear wheel not good in snow. While GTR which has high tech AWD system still drive slow in highway and still stuck in traffic jam. So what real world?
      • 5 Years Ago
      A 0.2 sec drop in the 0-60 time of this car doesn't matter any more than a 0.2 sec rise. If you take it to the drag strip, you probably missed most of the point of the car.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It is a great way to spent $70k if performace is your thing. It would kill the M3 but I think in the end I would want an M3 for around the same cost.
      • 5 Years Ago
      GT-R = A riceboy's wet dream...
        • 5 Years Ago
        Mmmm..... I like rice, it feeds a lot of people, its better than that stupid American corn.....Long live the MKIV Supra unless Hogan's kid gets a hold of another one.

        I think for all the GM fans out there, the days of a good looking Corvettes ended in the late 50's, for that fact.... all GM products best days are behind them.... wait.... let me say that again... all American cars best days are behind them!!
        • 5 Years Ago
        Awww, I hurt your wittle feelings...

        B.T.W. - I own an Audi A5, and have a Masters Degree in Software Engineering, so assuming that I own a Big Three product makes you the inbred.

        Your comments provide another reason why I don't drive Japanese cars - the prospect of being associated with a bunch of thin-skinned, whiny, adolescent-types such as yourselves basically turns my stomach....
      • 5 Years Ago
      Godzilla has done more for American pride than anyone of note in the past 20 years. Whenever any number is released about this car we Americans quickly unite and pull out our biggest gun (ZR1) we have.

      I'll admit, I don't want the GT-R to top the ZR1 in any category, but Godzilla is really a special car. This car has Porsche and Corvette lovers in a tisy every time someone even mentions it's name. You have to be a beast if you can ruffle the feathers of those crowds.

      I love that the GT-R and ZR1 are rivals; it's that kind of fierce competition that may keep both around in these days where muscle is a bad word in most companies with the recession killing brands left and right. We americans really want the Z06 to be the rival for the GT-R, but it just can't handle the task so we have to bring out big brother.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yep. Lets just hope it makes GM to make a better Z06, and Chrysler to make a better Viper.
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