First Test: 2014 Nissan GT-R Track Edition

Motor Trend put a 2014 Nissan GT-R Track Edition though its paces, and reported their results on their site. 0-60 mph improved by 1 tenth of a second to 2.7 seconds with the quarter mile going by in 11.0@125.1 mph. So close to a 10 second FACTORY street car. The price is creeping up and up with the price as tested as $116,710. Still tens of thousands of dollars less than cars with similar performance. 1.04 G on the skidpad ain't bad either.

They say the ride quality is improved, but it is still stiff. You can expect that from a car that will pull 1.04, and Nurburgring lap times in the teens.

It didn't take a day at the track to feel the difference in ride quality -- the improvement was evident five minutes into my drive. "Still sounds like a dump truck, but a quieter, softer dump truck compared to the 2013 model," noted associate photography editor Michael Shaffer.

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No one has mentioned any real improvement on the brakes, other than the brake ducting. Still Motor Trend reports that the Track Edition stopped 11 feet shorter than the Black Edition. Probably just a car to car, track surface to track surface, difference.

he biggest improvement in the GT-R's performance was its stopping distance, with the red rocket coming to a screeching halt from 60 mph in just 94 feet -- 11 feet sooner than the Black Edition.

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2014 Nissan GT-R (Track Pack)
BASE PRICE$116,710
VEHICLE LAYOUTFront-engine, AWD, 2-pass, 2-door coupe
ENGINE3.8L/545-hp/463-lb-ft twin-turbo DOHC 24-valve V-6
TRANSMISSION6-speed twin-clutch auto.
CURB WEIGHT (F/R DIST)3881 lb (55/45%)
LENGTH x WIDTH x HEIGHT183.8 x 74.6 x 53.9 in
0-60 MPH2.7 sec
QUARTER MILE11.0 sec @ 125.1 mph
BRAKING, 60-0 MPH94 ft
MT FIGURE EIGHT23.0 sec @ 0.93 g (avg)
ENERGY CONS., CITY/HWY211/147 kW-hrs/100 miles
CO2 EMISSIONS1.05 lb/mile

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Check out the full article and pictures over on their site. forum for discussion about importing vehicles over 25 years old to the US.

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Item Reviewed: First Test: 2014 Nissan GT-R Track Edition Rating: 5 Reviewed By: Sean Morris