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Watch a stock 2013 Nissan GT-R run 10s in the quarter mile [video]

A new 2013 Nissan GT-R (R35) has for the first time embedded itself well into the 10 second realm for quarter mile passes. The highlight of the feat is that the GT-R is completely stock.

Running under favorable weather conditions at the Palm Beach International Raceway, the 2013 model surpassed the 2012's best time of 11.07 @ 124mph with a fastest time of 10.87 seconds at 125.26 mph. This translates into 0-60 mph time of just 2.7 seconds, 60-130mph in 8.89 seconds and peak G-forces of 1.3 G's which were recorded on launch. The figures were compiled by Racelogic's VBOX.

DragTimes.com attributes the performance gain to the GT-R's 2013 model year updates which include more power and torque as well as an updated LC5 Launch Control system. The 2013 GT-R produces 545 hp (406 kW / 553 PS) and 463 lb-ft (627 Nm) of torque - an increase of 15 hp (11 kW / 15 PS) and 15 lb-ft (20 Nm) over the 2012 model (U.S. spec).

 

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EJ255
Brian O'Conner: Ya know, I've been thinking, when you blew up your car, that means you blew up mine too. Dominic Toretto: Yeah? Brian O'Conner: Yeah, so now you owe me a 10 second car. Dominic Toretto: Is that right? Brian O'Conner: Yeah. Dominic Toretto: breaks window to 2013 Nissan GTR Now we're even.
Apr 27, 2012 2:41 pm
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Homerlovesbeer
Another thing....why is this a "2013" car when it's not even half way through 2012? Car companies are losing the plot. So it may be an update, but it certainaly isn't 2013. Use proper model designators not years. So if u improve it end of this year does it become a "2014" model?
Apr 27, 2012 6:28 pm
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eddie
Awesome car for the money. It is also unique enough to be noticed on the road as so many cars look alike. You get so much with this car at half the price. I have had many exotics in the past, other than the engine everything else in most expensive exotics is subpar, i.e. fit/finish, electronics etc. The GTR is worth the purchase
Apr 27, 2012 10:47 am
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Homerlovesbeer
Alamac the Juke is a poor example....you are trying to fit a BIGGER car inside the Juke body so it needs big midifications such as wheel base etc. Also I am NOT talking about exotic materials as others have commented on...simply a prettier sheet metal body which is entirely possible.
Apr 27, 2012 1:16 am
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henaz
0-100 in under 3 second?! That's hyper-car fast. Such a great value car.
Apr 26, 2012 11:10 pm
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kmayb
Doesn't cost more for exotic sheetmetal...??? Try telling that story to the likes of Mclaren, ferrari, bugatti, lambo etc etc...Think Homer has had too much Duff today...lol
Apr 26, 2012 8:32 pm
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Homerlovesbeer
I might add the crowd was pretty massive at the drag event ...LOL not.
Apr 26, 2012 7:51 pm
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kmayb
It IS the bang for buck deal of the century. I can forgive the styling if the car is that quick (remember it is just a skyline that seats 4 after all...sheesh they want a super exotic body as well for the $$$...Tough crowd to please) A veyron is only .2 sec quicker to 60mph and look at what that car costs.
Apr 26, 2012 7:01 pm
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Homerlovesbeer
It doesn't cost any extra to design a car that looks great and is appealing to the eyes. I guarantee you that 95% of the expense in designing the GTR was in the drivetrain and suspension, not the sheet metal.
Apr 26, 2012 7:48 pm
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alamak
I have to disagree, it DOES cost more to make a car look great. Because a lot of times, you have to change the chassis, drivetrain......etc in order to make the whole car work. A good example would be the Juke R, which is not as simple as taking a the whole chassis/engine and drop a body on it. Either you modify the body to accommodate the chassis, or vise versa. All this is not even mentioning the extra time frame for the exterior designer to make a great body. Time is money when it comes to make a new car.
Apr 26, 2012 8:05 pm
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Homerlovesbeer
Amazing speed, shame Nissan stuffed the design. It's looking pretty dated.
Apr 26, 2012 6:27 pm
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rm19
I agree. Almost nothing can beat that acceleration and it corners well to boot. Too bad the styling is a discordant mess.
Apr 26, 2012 6:55 pm
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FOXHOUND
damn, thats one of the best bang for buck deals out there.
Apr 26, 2012 4:40 pm
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