Motor Trend Test : 2012 Nissan GT-R

The reviews and tests for the 2012 Nissan GT-R keep rolling in. Deliveries of the 2012(US) GT-R have started in Europe, but we have not heard of any US deliveries. The US deliverers, rumored to start on or about Feburary 3rd, seem to be delayed due to a back up camera issue. There is no confirmed date on deliveries as of today.

The numbers. Everyone wants to know the numbers.   2.9 , 11.2@122 , 101 feet , 1.05 .  What does that mean in real life?  Its faster than the 2009-2011 car.  The as tested weight is even a little lighter, although those numbers are always a little suspect to me.

  2011 Nissan GT-R 2012 Nissan GT-R
Output 485-hp/434-lb-ft 530-hp/434-lb-ft
Weight 3939 lb 3898 lb
Weight to Power 8.12 lb/hp 7.35 lb/hp
0-60 mph 3.5 sec 2.9 sec
Quarter Mile 11.8 sec @ 119.8 mph 11.2 sec @ 122.7 mph
Braking, 60-0 MPH 99 ft 101 ft
Lateral Acceleration 1.03 g (avg) 1.05 g (avg)
MT Figure Eight 23.7 sec @ 0.85 g (avg) 23.3 sec @ 0.89 g (avg)

With the 2012's 3.8-liter VQ38DETT V-6 producing 45 more horses and 14 additional pound-feet at meatier low- to mid- range rpms, and its weight cut by 41 pounds (to 3898 pounds), phenomenal sprinting speed is but only one facet of this Nissan's true character.
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Item Reviewed: Motor Trend Test : 2012 Nissan GT-R Rating: 5 Reviewed By: Sean Morris