2013 Nissan GT-R could lap Nurburgring in less than 7:20 (w/ Video)

Nissan Chief Vehicle Engineer Kazutoshi Mizuno presented the 2013 GT-R supercar at Japan’s Sugo International Race Circuit saying that it may be able to beat previous model year’s Nurburgring lap times.

The GT-R has been continually beating its previous times, with the 2011 model clocking in at 7:26.4 and the 2012 model year taking that time down to 7:24.22. For 2013, the Nissan GT-R is expected to run a Nurburgring lap time of less than 7:20.

“We have a car that has the potential to go from 0-100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) in under 3 seconds, lap the Nurburgring in less than 7 minutes 20 seconds, and cruise at speeds of 300 kilometers per hour (186 mph),” said Mizuno. “But what makes the GT-R today is that you can drive it on the autobahn at speeds like that with a degree of comfort.”

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Refresher:  The 2013 Nissan GT-R is powered by a 3.8-liter twin turbo V6 engine in the 2013 GT-R now produced 545-hp, an increase of 15-hp over the 2012 GT-R, and torque has been pushed from 448 lb-ft to 463 lb-ft. The 2013 Nissan GT-R is will go on sale at select certified Nissan dealers in January 2012.

– By: Alexandra Koken