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.


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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

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