|2013 Nissan GT-R. Visually looks the same as a 2012|
The journalists over at Inside Line got their hands on a newly upgraded 545 horsepower Nissan GT-R, and put it though its paces. The numbers, its always all about the numbers.
Test Results:The car was not as quick as the last 2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition they tested. Different days, different conditions equal different numbers. For those kind of people that live and die by the 0.1 of a difference of magazine testing, they might be a bit disappointed. Maybe an over achieving 2012, and a normal 2013.
Acceleration0-30 (sec): 1.3 (2.3 w/ TC on)
0-45 (sec): 2.0 (3.2 w/ TC on)
0-60 (sec): 3.1 (4.3 w/ TC on)
0-60 with 1-ft Rollout (sec): 2.9 (3.9 w/ TC on)
0-75 (sec): 4.4 (5.7 w/ TC on)
1/4-Mile (sec @ mph): 11.1 @ 123.3 (12.1 @ 122.1 w/ TC on)
Braking30-0 (ft): 26
60-0 (ft): 106
HandlingSlalom (mph): 73.7 (73.7 w/ ESC on)
Skid Pad Lateral acceleration (g): 1.01 (0.99 w/ ESC on)
For 2013, the GT-R gains another 15 horsepower and another 15 pound-feet of torque, plus yet more transmission refinements and a retuned suspension. As you'll see, these modest updates didn't translate to better straight-line performance compared to the 2012 GT-R Black Edition we tested last year (although, our 2013 GT-R Premium test car proved more finicky, shutting down its launch control when it decided its drivetrain bits had gotten too hot).Is the Black Edition actually quicker than the Premium? Do the wheels make that much of a difference? Is this proof that "red is faster".? The Black Edition has red trim on the Recaro seats.
Source: Inside Line