For 2013, Nissan has made its GT-R supercar even faster. How unstoppable in Godzilla going to be? Try a quarter mile run in about 10 seconds, and a sub-three-second 0 to 60 mph time.
We already suspected as much, after walking away from some time with the latest European-spec GT-R feeling it was quicker than ever before. That’s not to say that the GT-R wasn’t already quick: when it debuted in 2007, it made the run to 60 mph in a scant 3.5 seconds. Nissan informed us that, under its testing, the revised model was able to shave an impressive 0.8 seconds off that time.
The major change for the 2013 GT-R lies under the hood: the 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 now makes 545 hp, and an earth-turning 463 lb-ft of torque. That is sent through a six-speed dual-clutch gearbox to all four wheels.
While Nissan has yet to show off the 2013 GT-R’s performance credentials on film, we are in luck, as YouTube user manablog1 managed to get their hands on the revised car and set it loose at Sendai Highland Raceway in Japan. Their results? A rip-snorting exhaust note and a 0 to 62 mph time of 2.84 seconds.
Check out the video below for a few of the timed runs.