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
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
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