2012 Nissan GT-R acceleration time announced

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Japanese automaker tested the upcoming GT-R at the Sendai Hi-land Race Way in Japan last month

Nissan has seen fit to release a few, spare details on the upcoming 2012 GT-R model.

But it's one of the main items Nissan enthusiasts would like to know about. Namely, the GT-R's 0 to 100 km/h sprint time.

Nissan tested the GT-R's time on the Sendai Hi-land Race Way in Japan a couple of weeks ago in the middle of November and the car returned a pretty impressive result.

Standing start to 100 km/h clocked in at a flat 3.0 seconds.

The Japanese automaker conducted the sprint test twice, once at an outside temperature of 14.9°C (58.82°F) and the other at 18.6°C (65.48°F). Both returned the exact same 3 second figure.

The test was done with a standard GT-R model, with no modifications.

The GT-R comes with a twin-turbo 3.8-liter V6 engine which produces 530 hp (395 kW / 537 PS) and 488 lb-ft (661 Nm) of torque.

Source: Nissan

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


  Nov. 12 (Fri.) Nov. 12 (Fri.)
0-100km/h acceleration time 3.0 seconds 3.0 seconds
Weather Sunny/Cloudy Sunny/Cloudy
Temperature 14.9°C 18.6°C

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geezerman geezerman
i so want to love this car,...and actually sincerely DO admire it's technological wonder,...but i fear this car really is headed for the dust-bin of automotive history,...they DON'T SELL THIS THING AT ALL!,...down to 22 a month here in the u.s.,...don't know what other worldwide sales are,...but with those dismal sales figures,...i fear nissan will pull the plug on it's failed "porsche killer" sooner than later,...and this car will be noted with an asterisk as another in a long line of failed attempts to try and de-throne porsches bench-mark 911 turbo as the sportscar king,...sad,...but they seriously can't sustain making a car that has to lose nissan money overall,...car manufacturers are not coddling money losers anymore,..witness the demise of mitsubishes lancer evo,..very sad,...but practical realities dictate harsh monetary decisions nowadays,...porsche ALWAYS kills cars that don't make it money,...and very quickly at that!
Mar 6th, 2011 4:22am
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Panuzzi Panuzzi
GT-R threw some gasoline on the fire, nice to see some competition brewing. Porsche 2011 Turbo S has a 0-60 in 2.7 sec
Dec 4th, 2010 10:06am
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poverty poverty
Big deal, a remapped TT-RS with 420hp has clocked a 0-62 in 3.1 secs on a disused runway without any fancy launch control gizmos
Dec 3rd, 2010 1:11am
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Roger426 Roger426
This car is ugly, you can buy a CTS-V for $20,000 less and it has more doors, more room, more horsepower, looks better and it holds records at the nurburgring. And im sure the two door version will beet this around the track.
Dec 2nd, 2010 6:08pm
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radmeister radmeister
You guys remind me of Vin Diesel in The Fast and The Furious. "I live my life a 1/4 mile at a time" I guess you guys live your life one 100km/h sprint at a time. You all fail to realize a very simple fact, statistics can be made to prove any point. 0-100km/hr, ok that's one figure where the main factor is grip. What about the rest? And where did you guys get the idea that anyone can get 7:26 or w/e it got on the ring? This car is as complex as any car to get the best out of it. Don't even compare it to the Veyron, you want to compare go based on max speed. 0-320, the Veyron would eat it alive. In the realm where grip doesn't matter HP comes out ontop. To put it simply, the car does what it advertises, and that's it. Just because it has the fastest 0-100 or the fastest lap around the ring for the price doesn't make it the best car. Unless that's all you do. Some people like Porsches/Vettes/we... because those cars offer them something they like. The GT-R offers some people what they are looking for, no car is the best car, the best car would be a combination of many cars, so arguing the point is idiotic. I personally like Porsches, not because of figures, you don't fall in love with a woman solely based on her dimensions. It's an emotion, something that cannot be quantified. Love is not logical, therefore figures are meaningless, and one's preference even more meaningless to argue over. In most cases cars like this are bought for to get an emotion, not to win races or make $ with them.
Dec 2nd, 2010 2:29pm
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Ferrariguy Ferrariguy
Rad, why would you compare a car to "marrying a safe girl," but "wanting the dangerous one," that's stupid analogy. Nobody wants a dangerous girl, and by your definition, I am guessing one that will cheat on you, take all your money, custody of your kids, and leave you with nothing.... And possibly take your Porsche, Ferrari, or other possessions. lol. Bad analogy.
Dec 3rd, 2010 4:39am
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radmeister radmeister
I don't mean dangerous for me, I mean one that likes excitement and like to do dangerous things. Takes risks etc..
Dec 4th, 2010 2:07am
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Herr.Bugno Herr.Bugno
On the chart you see that 100 was reached only at the 4th index. So perhaps it is 4,0 seconds instead of 3.0?
Dec 2nd, 2010 10:26am
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tbs tbs
The reason the GTR is hated is it's turned it's back on the tuning industry which made it great. It was an everyman's car with more power and better handling than the the locals. It is now a supercar and no longer accessible to most people. Also to Aston Martin and Microroice-RS nissan once datsun has produced some of the best sports cars ever seen eg datsun 240Z and nissan 370Z and your opinions are ignorant and useless.
Dec 2nd, 2010 8:36am
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radmeister radmeister
I think that has nothing to do with it, there are still a multitude of tuners out there, as a matter of fact many of the US tuners have jumped on the GT-R band wagon. Why it's so hated is perhaps disappointment. People expected an evolution of the R34, something light and nimble that could kill you if you didn't pay attention for 1ms. Instead they got a fat pig with too many safety features and not enough soul. If i wanted safe i'd get a volvo. Nobody thinks "i want to go fast, but as safely as possible" Safe is not fun, EVER! Ontop of that you look at the car and it has no lines, at least none that would make me say, ooooohhhh i like that. That's just my two cents though, don't get more emotional about my comment than about the car.
Dec 2nd, 2010 2:45pm
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abdou24 abdou24
I dont care i m gonna buy this car, truly amazing
Dec 2nd, 2010 3:10am
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Aesthetics Aesthetics
just wait until the corvette fans hear about this! you're going to see really silly comments from then on. i think the boring and characterless comments come from those who simply cannot accept the greatness of this car and throw everything at it but fact is fact, every single car journalist never even come close to the subject that the gt-r is boring and characterless and instead are amazed at it when behind the wheel..how could you call a car boring when it has a twin turbo v-6 at 530hp with a sweet 7 speed box behind the driver to shift weight? daft
Dec 2nd, 2010 2:53am
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radmeister radmeister
Feeling bored is an emotion. And i have to agree, based on my taste this car offers no arousal of any emotions. It's boring and bland, like a coffee maker. It may be the best coffee maker on the market, but i don't feel emotionally attached to it. It seems to have no soul, too safe, too calculated, too meticulous. Danger arouses us, it wakes us up from our dormant monotonous lives. You marry the safe girl, you thirst for the dangerous one. Same with the GT-R, good daily driver, but will it help you escape reality? Put a smile on your face before you open the garage door? I doubt it.
Dec 2nd, 2010 2:36pm
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Impressive acceleration! This car is so fast my brother used to own a 09 model and I drove it, the acceleration is AMAZING! Together with the Supra, I don't know what secrets about their engins that if you tune them for 150+ hp they will smoke all the supercars easily!
Dec 2nd, 2010 2:25am
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accousticjama accousticjama
It would be impressive if it wasn’t for the FACT that independent tests in the past have failed to come close Nissans “performance figures” about the GTR.If u believe this,u probably also believe in the Easter Bunny & Santa Claus. German or nothing!
Dec 2nd, 2010 2:00am
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Jamaicandude Jamaicandude
You're entitled to your favorite, but the FACT is that there are way more independent tests confirming the GT-R's performance rather than refuting it. Top Gear, Car, Autocar, MT, C&D, R&T, Edmunds (using stock customer cars, not press specials)... I could go on & on. Even more telling is the fact that the GT-R has proven it's worth in a range of other tests (like C&D's One Lap of America & Lightning Lap, MT's best handling car test, R&T's time attack @ Buttonwiilow), not to mention winning International events like the Targa West, Targa NZ, Targa Tasmania & Targa Newfoundland) as well as competing against all manner of exotic metal (from a Lancer Evo to a Bugatti Veyron & everything in between) & though it doesn't always win, it's never lost ANY comparison test I've seen by a huge margin, & NEVER to anything with a similar price tag. Curiously, it seems like only the German rags can't seem to get the GT-R to perform right, while their fans ignore every other story that matters... go figure...
Dec 2nd, 2010 5:13am
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Velocity7 Velocity7
The only thing wrong with this car is that it is a Datsun.
Dec 2nd, 2010 1:43am
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RobERob RobERob
"The only thing that's wrong with this car is that it's a Datsun?" Yeah, if this were the 1970's (eye roll). Wow!
Dec 2nd, 2010 3:36am
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eddie eddie
This car is like when the Datsun 240z arrived in the 70's, and nothing compared for the price.
Dec 1st, 2010 11:58pm
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Microice Microice
Awesome car with the best bang for buck appeal but...at the end of the day its still a nissan which throws me off a bit
Dec 1st, 2010 11:25pm
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N20_Purge N20_Purge
Jaw-dropping stuff! I am just amazed at how this car can get such a quick 0-60 time, thrasing supercars at 3x the price. If you don't respect this car, you aren't a genuine car enthusiast, end of.
Dec 1st, 2010 10:13pm
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scratchy996 scratchy996
turbo torque, AWD and gearbox made for fast 0-100kph times.
Dec 3rd, 2010 11:44am
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I think it's much more powerful than Nissan announces. It must have at least 580 hp
Dec 1st, 2010 9:47pm
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Paulds Paulds
Godzilla is back! just amazing!
Dec 1st, 2010 9:36pm
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LSDiff LSDiff
Oh my... Awesome!
Dec 1st, 2010 9:35pm
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This car is incredible, definitely rivals the Turbo S. Me wants, without the LEDs.
Dec 1st, 2010 9:33pm
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Jamaicandude Jamaicandude
It completely baffles me that this car gets the amount of hate that it does... from supposed "enthusiasts", no less! There's never been a car to offer so much performance for so little coin. It blows away EVERYTHING in it's price point by a huge margin, & there aren't that many road cars that can go toe to toe with it at ANY price either. You don't have to like it, but it demands respect.
Dec 1st, 2010 9:28pm
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Douglas6250 Douglas6250
Exactly jamaicandude. It is a car that demands respect, and bare in mind that you just need to be reasonably good at driving to look like Michael Schumacher in this car.
Dec 1st, 2010 11:09pm
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Joe_Limon Joe_Limon
what about the ariel atom?
Dec 2nd, 2010 9:10pm
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Jamaicandude Jamaicandude
I suppose you do have a valid point Joe, & Lord knows the GT-R has been compared to some interesting machinery since it debuted, but I honestly didn't think anyone would seriously compare it to an Atom... or any "superlight", for that matter. That class consists of a special breed of car. HP be damned: weight (or more accurately, lack thereof) is worth way more than power or trick AWD systems & dual clutch transmissions. Technically street legal, but offering absolutely nothing in the way of practicality. Perfect track day cars no doubt, but not really comparable to anything with sound deadening, let alone windows, doors & a roof. Just my opinion though.
Dec 2nd, 2010 10:10pm
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Joe_Limon Joe_Limon
The Ariel Atom is practical enough to be used for 95-99% of my driving. With the civic motor it'll be relatively cheaper to fix and better on fuel :) That being said, if I wasn't able to have a second more practical vehicle, I'd definitely choose the GTR over it.
Dec 3rd, 2010 2:10am
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radmeister radmeister
Why not get a ducati 1198 R Corse instead of the Atom? Costs half as much, and offers the same practicality with better performance.
Dec 4th, 2010 2:10am
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Joe_Limon Joe_Limon
Because sometimes I like having a passenger... and then there is the safety issues...
Dec 7th, 2010 6:03am
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ken897 ken897
now also the same old alloy wheels with disguise in dull finish........need some change
Dec 1st, 2010 9:16pm
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