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2013 Nissan GT-R Caught Testing In Japan, 0-60 in 2.72s: Video


A 2013 Nissan GT-R, testing in Japan

A 2013 Nissan GT-R, testing in Japan

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On paper, the 2013 Nissan GT-R looks to be a solid improvement over the outgoing model. There’s a jump to 545 horsepower and 463 lb.-ft. of torque, from last year’s 520 hp and 451 lb.-ft., which should allow the new car to run the quarter mile in the high tens.

Nissan has been estimating that the new GT-R will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in around 2.7 seconds, and now Motor Trend has unearthed a video documenting Nissan’s performance claims. Would you believe a 0 to 100 kph (62 mph) time of 2.84 seconds, backing up Nissan’s claims of a 2.7 second 0 to 60 time? Actually, the recorded time to sixty miles per hour was 2.72 seconds, but we're willing to round to the nearest tenth.

The video is unofficial, and Nissan isn’t showing its cards just yet. Still, there’s no denying that the next generation of Godzilla will be even more formidable than the car it replaces, and the current GT-R is no slouch in the performance department.

Until Nissan shows us the new GT-R flexing its muscles, you’ll have to be content with the “bootleg” video below, shot at Sendai Highland Raceway by the Japanese website Love Cars.

 

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  1. And this means what to me? I have to live in the real world of bumper to bumper traffic in endless road construction. A 100 HP Fiat 500 is better in this environment than a 500+ Nissan GT-R.
     
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  2. @Tim, if your a guy with a big bank account and a penchant for track days, it means there's a legitimate alternative to a Porsche 911. The GTS is a relatively civilized daily driver that happens to excel on a track, if you've got the money to buy and maintain one.

    For the rest of us, there are cars like the VW GTI, the Subaru WRX, the Mazdaspeed 3, the Mustang / Camaro V6 and (now) the Fiat 500 Abarth.
     
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  3. Sorry, GT-R, not GTS.
     
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  4. I own a GTR,, i drive it walmart, work, mall and even grocery store. Well when i feel itchy i take the beast to drag strip.
    Even my wife drives it to BJ's etc. This car is amazing.. In US you dont need to be rich to own a GTR.. Couple grand downpayment and rest loans.. I am not a rich guy. well i live a small house and save on other things and buy a nice car..
    cheers !!!
     
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  5. not jsut for track days. Id love a GTR to cruise in, and thats thhe beauty of Godzilla, one minute you can be cruising to the shops to pick up your bread and milk, the next mihute you can be slamming down the freeway eating up the miles in luxurious comfort. This car is in my mind the only true alternative to the 911 as a daily driver reagrdless of Audi's protestrations that the R8 is also (it is a glorified day use track car built from a Giullardo with RS4 interiors)
     
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  6. @WizardsLore, in the "if I won the megamillion lottery" fantasy, the first car I'd buy would either be the Audi TT-RS or the Porsche 911 Carrera GTS. I can respect the Nissan GT-R for what it is, but it just doesn't make my hormones sit up and beg the way the others do.
     
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  7. @ Kurt, i would agree with the 911 (but as the Carrera 4S), but im assuming you mean the Carrera GT? or the 918?
    i was lucky enough to do a tour of Zaufhaussen in Stuttgart in a bright sun yellow Carrera GT after i went to the museum and fawned over the car in the car lot. the owner was most gracious. I have been in and driven countless Porsches, Massa's, Ferrari's, Lambo's, hot BMs, Merc and Audis as well as a couple of wet your pants TVR's, and i can tell you that the Carrera GT is god like..the sound, dear me the sound !!
    as for the TT-RS, i dont hink its focused enough. also the styling is still wayyyy too feminine for what it is intending to be.
    The GTR is raw agressiveness, & still gets my automotive parts a fluttering when i see one
     
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  8. @WizardsLore, the 911 Carrera GTS may not be offered in your neck of the woods. It slots into the lineup above the 911 Carrera S and below the Turbo in terms of performance and price. It's RWD and (in my opinion) offers the perfect blend of performance of civility. Oddly enough, I'm really not a Porsche 911 fan, but the Carrera GTS is one I'd love to put in my garage.
     
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  9. I got a lamborghini aventador and that would kill this in a drag. The gtr in my mind is just a toy. No disrespect to anyone who has one though.
     
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