Buzz Garage: Nissan GT-R

Buzz Garage: Nissan GT-R

Between 1969 and 1974, and then again between 1989 and 2002, Nissan offered high-performance car enthusiasts with what’s become an icon in the automotive industry, the Nissan Skyline GT-R. However, when Nissan debuted the successor of the supercar at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show, it decided to drop the ‘Skyline’ badge but added more power and sexier looks, creating the hottest and fastest ‘Godzilla’ to date.

The new Nissan GT-R is powered by a 3.8 L twin-turbocharged DOHC V6 engine that produces 473 horsepower and a peak torque of 430 lb-ft. According to Nissan 0-62 comes in at 3.5 seconds but the guys Edmunds have managed a time of 3.3 seconds. Top speed is limited at 193mph. Nissan has confirmed a Nurburgring lap time of 7:38.54 seconds.

Pricing for the Nissan GT-R starts at $76,840 for the base model and $79,090 for the GT-R Premium model. Prior to Sept. 5th the Nissan GT-R started at $69,850.

The Nissan GT-R SpecV made its world debut on Jan. 8, 2009.

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Posts on the Nissan GT-R:

05-19-2009: Two Nissan GT-Rs sold through UK’s scrappage program
05-18-2009: Vorsteiner’s Ventross Nissan GT-R will be built-to-order
05-14-2009: Nissan GT-R laps Nurburgring in 7:26, still needs to beat Corvette ZR1
04-23-2009: 2009 911 GT3 laps Nurburgring in 7:45, says Nissan GT-R is still slower 
04-17-2009: LSD introduces Lambo doors for the Nissan GT-R
04-16-2009: 2010 Nissan GT-R laps Nurburgring in 7:27.56
04-09-2009: Nissan: Infiniti four-door GT-R is “not a priority in today’s climate”
04-01-2009: Hennessey GTR700 sets top speed record for the Nissan GT-R
03-31-2009: A more powerful Nissan GT-R than the SpecV in the works
03-24-2009: Nissan GT-R Spec-M: For those that want a smoother ride
03-16-2009: 2010 Nissan GT-R gets 5 more horsepower, starts at $81,790
03-10-2009: Nissan headed back to the Nurburgring with the GT-R and GT-R SpecV 
02-25-2009: 2009 Nissan GT-R officially clocked in at 3.3 seconds
02-02-2009: Nissan GT-R SpecV with left-hand-drive spotted
01-30-2009: Nissan officially says goodbye to launch control on 2009 and 2010 GT-Rs
01-16-2009: 4-door Nissan GT-R, GT-R SUV in the works
01-08-2009: Nissan GT-R SpecV Officially Revealed
12-29-2008: Power Enterprise offers up to 650-hp upgrade for Nissan GT-R
12-18-2008: Nissan GT-R Spec-V pre-orders start tomorrow
12-18-2008: Video: Garage419 races Nissan GT-R against Rental Corvette with NOS
12-18-2008: Cobra N+ offers a 550-hp Nissan GT-R, 620-hp upgrade in the works
12-15-2008: Hennessey tunes the Nissan GT-R: 600-hp or 700-hp upgrades available
12-08-2008: Euro-spec Nissan GT-R gets more power, better grip, higher price-tag
12-01-2008: Nissan GT-R Spec-V details released
12-01-2008: Drivers-Republic: Nissan GT-R vs. Porsche 997 GT2 on the Nurburgring
11-25-2008: How does the Nissan GT-R perform without launch control?
11-21-2008: Cherish your 2009 Nissan GT-R: 2010 model won’t have launch control
11-18-2008: Nissan GT-R named 2009 Motor Trend Car of the Year
11-11-2008: Nissan GT-R Spec-V to be revealed by end of Nov.
11-10-2008: 600-hp Nissan GT-R LM Edition in the works
11-06-2008: Video: Corvette ZR1, Porsche GT2, Ferrari 599, Nissan GT-R drag race
11-05-2008: Zele Nissan GT-R makes U.S. debut at the 2008 SEMA Show
10-24-2008: Infiniti to take on Porsche’s Panamera with 4-door GT-R
10-22-2008: Video: National Geographic’s special on the Nissan GT-R
10-20-2008: Matte-gold Nissan GT-R spotted in Dubai
10-15-2008: Video: Nissan GT-R does donuts in the UAE
10-14-2008: Another Nissan GT-R bites the dust
10-13-2008: Acura NSX to cost twice as much as GT-R, will have better performance
10-09-2008: Nissan offers Porsche driving lessons, tires from the GT-R Nurburgring run
10-03-2008: Nissan defends its GT-R Nurburgring lap time
09-30-2008: Porsche says Nissan cheated on GT-R’s Nurburgring lap time
09-22-2008: Amuse Phantom GT-R produces a wicked 602-hp
09-06-2008: 2009 Nissan GT-R pricing increased by 10 percent
09-04-2008: Nissan GT-R HKS GT570 Racing Package gives Godzilla 562-hp
09-01-2008: Wald International Nissan GT-R R35 Sports Line
08-29-2008: NISMO Nissan GT-R Club Sport Package Revealed
08-14-2008: Report: Nissan GT-R V-Spec coming to Paris, name change possibility
07-28-2008: Nissan GT-R Spec-V will produce 520-hp and will cost $130,000
07-24-2008: Photo Rendering: A Nissan GT-R convertible that will never be
07-07-2008: First U.S. 2009 Nissan GT-R delivered
06-16-2008: A work of art: Photographing a matte-black Nissan GT-R
06-14-2008: Godzilla Heaven: Nissan GT-R fleet lands in Jacksonville, Florida
06-13-2008: Nissan GT-R Spec-V coming in mid-2010, Paris debut expected
06-02-2008: Video: Nissan GT-R 7:29 lap of the Nurburgring
05-30-2008: Video: Nissan GT-R vs R8, 911, Evo X MR, WRX STI, Elise SC
05-16-2008: Expect to pay over $90,000 for the Nissan GT-R
05-01-2008: 2009 Nissan GT-R does 7:29 around the Nurburgring
04-29-2008: Video: GranTurismo creator takes the Nissan GT-R to 193mph
04-28-2008: Video: Jay Leno test drives the 2009 Nissan GT-R
04-28-2008: Spy Video: 2010 Nissan GT-R V-Spec goes around Nurburgring
04-09-2008: Nissan GT-R V-Spec laps ‘Ring 18 seconds faster than standard Godzilla
04-07-2008: Video: MotorTrend takes the Nissan GT-R 0-60 in 3.2 seconds
03-31-2008: InsideLine gets pulled over again, washes and returns GT-R to Nissan
03-29-2008: Nissan GT-R may be producing at least 507-hp
03-24-2008: Another Nissan GT-R wrecked, this time in Malaysia
03-13-2008: Ghosn: There will be no 4-door Nissan GT-R
02-16-2008: Can’t afford a Nissan GT-R? You may be able to lease one
02-13-2008: Nissan GT-R V-Spec to get 550hp, will be 330 pounds lighter
02-06-2008: 691 U.S. Nissan dealers get ‘GT-R Certified’ to take pre-orders
01-28-2008: Nissan GT-R Spec V pictures and info leaked?
01-24-2008: Video: Nissan GT-R goes drifting in the snow
01-07-2008: Moment of Silence: First Nissan GT-R crash
12-19-2007: Video: Inside Line takes Nissan GT-R 0-60mph in 3.3 secs
12-05-2007: U.S. dealers waiting on GT-R horsepower rating
11-19-2007: Nissan expects to sell 1,500 GT-R units a year in the U.S.
11-14-2007: LA Auto Show: Nissan GT-R U.S. pricing revealed
10-25-2007: Nissan GT-R Spec V coming in 2010
10-24-2007: Tokyo Motor Show: Nissan GT-R Officially Revealed


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