Official: 2012 Nissan GT-R Goes From 0-60 In Three Seconds

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Without doubt the Nissan GT-R is one of the fastest cars on the planet but could the all-wheel drive terror be worthy of ‘hypercar’ status, a title relegated to only the fastest and most extreme of production cars such as the Bugatti Veyron and upcoming Ultimate Aero II from Shelby Supercars?

Earlier this month a video (posted below) was released that certainly made a strong case for it. The clip showed the new 2012 Nissan GT-R undergoing acceleration tests with the car’s chief engineer, Kazutoshi Mizuno, overseeing the process.

As we know, the facelifted GT-R sports a more powerful 523 horsepower and 451 pound-feet of torque version of the car's twin-turbocharged V-6, as well as a more aerodynamic body and updated launch control system--all of which should result in quicker acceleration times.

2012 Nissan GT-R acceleration times

2012 Nissan GT-R acceleration times

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How much quicker? Well, according to the video around 3.046 seconds for the 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) sprint. Mizuno is quick to point out that the track was relatively cold and that with warmer conditions the car could drop into the sub-3.0 seconds bracket.

Now, Nissan has backed up the video with an official claim that the GT-R’s 0-100km/h time is a flat 3.0 seconds. The result was clocked during a media event at the Sendai Hi-land Race Way in Japan a couple of weeks ago.

Two separate runs were made in a stock standard 2012 Nissan GT-R, once at an outside temperature of 58.82°F and the other at 65.48°F. Both returned the exact same 3.0 seconds figure.

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Comments (5)
  1. had they closed the drivers side window they couldve broken the 3 sec barrier. pity there were so many technicians and nobody noticed such a simple mistake.

  2. Are you sure the window wasn't rolled up before the car was launched?
    The graph at the top actually says 0-60 mph in 2.9 seconds and 0-100 km/h in 3.0 seconds, so the 3 second barrier for 0-60 mph has already been broken. The YouTube video is actually from a previous article when the time for 0-100 km/h was 3.046 seconds.

  3. thats because 60mph isnt exactly 100kmh
    either way that is mighty fast. I love these cars, ther eis a white one, 1 street over from where i live and the sound it makes is hypnotic. A throaty deep growl that makes the hairs stick up on the back of my neck, and totally perfect for a supercar compared to the tin lawnmower sound of every ferrari that i hear

  4. Now, are Nissan going to offer an even more earth-shattering V Spec version? Would be crazy (as in great) if they do!

  5. whoever describes this as having a "throaty deep growl" has never heard a large displacement v8 before..

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