At the 2010 LA Auto Show, the 2011 Nissan GT-R made its North American debut – however, at the time, Nissan didn’t release any 0-62 mph or 0-60 mph figures. The Japanese automaker announced yesterday that the acceleration time was measured during a media test ride event held at the Sendai Hi-land Race Way on November 12th, Friday and 13th, Saturday. On both days, the GT-R clocked in with a time of 3.0 seconds.
In the 0-60 mph world, that translates to 2.9 seconds.
Blistering fast? Yes. Is Chevrolet going to do something with the ZR1? We sure hope so.
Refresher: The 2012 Nissan GT-R is powered by a VR38DETT 3.8L twin turbo V6 that produces 530-hp and 488 lb-ft of torque. Off-the line performance is also improved with an upgraded “R mode” for the transmission and to control tight corner braking. That allows 0-60 mph to come in at 2.9 seconds.
Press release and high-res gallery posted after the jump.
2012 Nissan GT-R:
|Date:||November 12th, Friday and 13th, Saturday, 2010|
|Place:||Sendai Hi-land Race Way
(12 Nikkawa Hayasaka, Aoba-ku, Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture)
|Vehicle used:||11MY Nissan GT-R Pure edition|
|Specification/accessories:||Standard specification (including tires and wheels) without optional parts|
|Set-up switch:||R mode for the suspension and VDC-R|
|Nov. 12 (Fri.)||Nov. 12 (Fri.)|
|0-100km/h acceleration time||3.0 seconds||3.0 seconds|
– By: Zain Haq