Official: 2012 Nissan GT-R goes from 0-60 mph in just 2.9 seconds

2012 Nissan GT-R

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.

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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
Weather Sunny/Cloudy Sunny/Cloudy
Temperature 14.9°C 18.6°C

– By: Zain Haq