• Dec 2, 2010

What's it take to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just under three seconds flat? According to Nissan, it takes exactly 530 horsepower and 448 pound-feet of torque, coupled to a sophisticated electronic all-wheel-drive system and a dual-clutch transmission.

Put more simply in actual dollars and cents, that will cost you $89,950. For those unaware, that's the sum Nissan is asking for its updated 2012 GT-R, which recently made its live American debut at the 2010 LA Auto Show. The Japanese automaker has kindly provided a digital readout from an electronic measurement device from Digitek to silence the doubters (above). As you can clearly squint and see, the GT-R hit 60 miles per hour in 2.9 seconds and 100 kilometers per hour (62 mph) in exactly three seconds.

Your move, Corvette ZR1.




[Source: Nissan]
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Nissan Announces 11MY Nissan GT-R's Acceleration Time

YOKOHAMA Japan (December 1, 2010) - Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today announced the 0-100km/h acceleration time for the 11MY Nissan GT-R.

The acceleration time was measured during the media test ride event held at the Sendai Hi-land Race Way on November 12th, Friday and 13th, Saturday. On both days, the GT-R clocked in with a time of 3.0 seconds.

Date: November 12th, Friday and 13th, Saturday, 2010

Place: Sendai Hi-land Race Way
(12 Nikkawa Hayasaka, Aoba-ku, Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture)

Vehicle used: 11MY Nissan GT-R Pure edition

Specification/accessories: Standard specification (including tires and wheels) without optional parts

Set-up switch: R mode for the suspension and VDC-R

Weather Sunny/Cloudy Sunny/Cloudy
Temperature 14.9°C 18.6°C


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      crapservatives
      • 2 Years Ago
      funny you say that it would laugh at a vette that smoked the GTR's lap time at Nürburgring. Tweak and tune a vette or camaro and it'll smoke anything as well.
      crapservatives
      • 2 Years Ago
      GT-R uglier than even a Ford
      • 4 Years Ago
      This is a real 0-60mph and 0-62 sprint, not those 1ft roll out assisted times (I'm looking at you MT, R&T, C/D) that shave like 0.3 seconds of the real achieved time.
      This 0-62mph is 0.1 seconds faster than the 911 Turbo and on par with the Turbo S times done by independent magazines.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I'm talking about 0-62mph not 0-60, and like I said, R&T uses 1ft rollout, that 2.6 seconds is not real, it would be only 2.9 without 1ft rollout and yes, both the Turbo and the Turbo S are faster after 0-60 than the GT-R, heck, even the old 997 Turbo was on par, but I'm talking about this claimed 0-62 from Nissan for the '12 GT-R against the tested 0-62 for the Turbo S
        • 4 Years Ago
        Road and Track magazine measure the 911 turbo S 0-60mph in 2.6 seconds and the 911 keeps accelerating while the Nissan slows down considerably beyond 60mph.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I love the car but most people with the money probably wouldn't want to spend 90 grand on a Nissan.
        • 4 Years Ago
        And there is the million dollar answer. While the performance is downright staggering.. Those that can afford to spend $90k on a car, any car, arent ampt to do it on a Nissan. People will pay $90k for a Vette because they grew up loving Corvettes. People will pay $90k for a Porsche because they are refined and respected as a luxury & status moniker.

        The Fast & Furious crowd that is most attracted to this car simply cannot afford it. And thats why you see the GTR with blistering numbers, but lackluster sales.
      • 4 Years Ago
      GT-R just left the "ridiculous fast" category straight into the "ludicrous fast" category
        • 4 Years Ago
        It just may have gone plaid.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Gee that's fun. Just using your right foot.

      I'd rather have a slower car and a stick. Fast is no fun w/o stirring the pot.
      • 4 Years Ago
      mind bottling
      • 4 Years Ago
      I didn't even know that was possible!

      Hella ugly car though.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Too bad aside from the wannabe Ferrari/Corvette rear end, this thing is hideous. But aren't all Nissans anyway?
        • 4 Years Ago
        I like lots of nissans line up. (not so much the new maxima but everything else).
        • 4 Years Ago
        All Nissan's are hideous? When compared to what Ford. Come on now.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Well you have the Versa, the Sentra, the Maxipad, the waaay outdated Altima, the Titan, the Armada, do they still make the Pathfinder?, the Rogue, the lol Juke, and the Z and the hideous Murano. Nope, nothing good coming out that company. if this thing was not fast no one would care. And I compare them to everyone. No they are no the only one but they have to have the ugliest lineup in the US. Oh I forgot the Quest..I wonder why. =)
        • 4 Years Ago
        Skylines have had dual round tail lights since at least 1972, you know...
      • 4 Years Ago
      After you hit 62, make sure to pick up the peices of your shattered tranny. Only $20K+ to replace...
        • 4 Years Ago
        let's keep up with the times, alright?
        • 4 Years Ago
        In response to the launch mode comment, the launch mode in the '12 GTR has been heavily revised and the warranty even has been altered. It is more stable under launch control and transmission issues are now minor.
        • 4 Years Ago
        The original "Lunch Control" was a setting to get off of muddy situations, if I remember right and it was never meant to lunch the car on dry tarmac, that's why its repeated use damaged the transmission and why it voided the warranty.
        Since 2009 or 2010 models they have a real lunch control feature.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Even if the transmission is much more robust than when it first came out, the maintenance cost for this car is on par with 911 turbo and those costing 150k+. Those looking for a "bargain" should not apply unless they can foot the hefty maintenance bill/repair cost this car commands.

        I don't see these flying out the doors after the initial frenzy. They're now just sitting in showrooms for months. If they're such bargains why are the cars still sitting at the dealers anyway?
        • 4 Years Ago
        2008 called, they said "good joke".
        • 4 Years Ago
        "Set-up switch: R mode for the suspension and VDC-R"

        Is that how you activate the "transmission destroying" launch mode? Because that's what it says on the Press Release.
        • 4 Years Ago
        false. the transmission is covered as long as your not abusing the launch control. prior the launch control was being used with VDC off and that was a no no. now the launch control used is using VDC on, so it voids no warranty. early issues were fixed and we see very little issues with the transmission anymore.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Well since they provided a paper with numbers printed on it it's definitelya fact! jeezzzzz everything on internet is surely true.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Why is Autoblog getting a hard-on for a car that isn't even out yet, going 0-60 2 tenths SLOWER than a car that allready has been selling in showrooms for 3 months now... (turbo)
        • 4 Years Ago
        Probably because it's MUCH cheaper? Omg, imagine that!
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