Monday, February 7, 2011

2012 Nissan GT-R

Hopefully you guys aren't sick of hearing about the new Nissan GT-R yet, because I'm just getting around to writing about it now! The 2012 model is seeing some overall upgrades, specification-wise, and they're worthy of your attention.


I'll start off with the good stuff, the real nitty gritty. Kazutoshi Mizuno of Nissan claims a 45 horsepower increase, bringing the total to 530, and a slight torque increase. Upgraded boost ensures that the new GT-R can hit 60mph from 0 in 2.83 seconds.

Other changes (or upgrades) come in more subtle forms. Nissan has created better sound deadening, more suspension tuning has taken place to help reduce under-steer, and some more detailed computer tuning which I won't get into.

The GT-R has become a prominent supercar, most comparable to the Porsche 911 turbo (though far less tame), and with a price tag of around $100,000 it's interesting why people buy vehicles twice its price.

22 comments:

  1. It looks amazing but it's way way way over my income lol

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  2. awesome car...but damn thats a huge sum of money!

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  3. wow, 0-60 in 2.83 that car could race my motorcycle and be competitive. Methinks i need a faster bike. lol.

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  4. The thing about nice cars? I'll never own one. :(

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  5. Broom broom, good stuff I like cars

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  6. The 2012 model is certainly not their finest work.

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  7. I'd love to own this care, it's damn sexy.

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  8. maybe cool but I think
    Skyline R34 > GT-R

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  9. Sick car, wish I could afford one.

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  10. sick looking car....mmmm this or a house...tough call

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  11. had me until the $100k
    now for a poor mans version check the 3.5 liter 2 door Altima. Half the power sure but 1/4 the cost and it looks a lot like the 350 to me.

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