After seeing the captivation people have with the 911 GT2 RS and it’s tuning versions, Nissan took a deep breath and told us about the new specs of their 2012 GT-R.
The 2012 Nissan GT-R serves up apparently modest changes but all of those added together make for a big difference.
The 2012 Nissan GT-R sports the same 3.8 liter V6 with twin turbo-charging as before only it now develops 530 horsepower (a 45 pony boost over the previous version).
The newly found power is teamed with update aerodynamics to help with high speed stability. That’s a pretty interesting combination but what I’m really interested is the 0 to 60 time.
For example, the 0-60 in the 2012 Nissan GT-R is now just 3 seconds. That figure is half a second faster than the previous model but crucially, it’s 0.4 seconds faster than a tuned up Porsche 911 GT2 RS.
I’m not sure if the 2012 Nissan GT-R can beat the Wimmer RS 911 GT2 RS round the Nurburgring but I have high hopes for it.
According to the Nissan, the acceleration times were measured on a stock vehicle, with factory spec tires and the GT-R set to all of it’s most ferocious settings.