Official 0-62mph is 0.3sec faster than the Porsche 911 Turbo S's official figure

Nissan has revealed its heavily updated GT-R is capable of 0-62mph in just 3.0sec, 0.3sec faster than the Porsche 911 Turbo S.

Nissan had previously remained coy on the 11MY GT-R's acceleration capabilities, not confirming any figures alongside the rest of the car's revisions announced shortly after the Paris motor show.

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The 3.0sec time was achieved at the Sendai Hi-land Race Way on 12-13 November, achieving the same time at media events on both days. Weather conditions were "sunny/cloudy" for both days, with a temperature of 14.9 degrees celsius on the first day and 18.6c on the second.

A standard Pure Edition car with no options and stock wheels and Dunlop SP Sport tyres was used for the runs, the suspension being set to the extreme 'R' mode.

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All 2011 model year GT-Rs get more power and toque, as well as refreshed exterior and interior styling and a new aerodynamic package. Power from its 3.8-litre V6 engine is increased to 523bhp, arriving at 6400rpm. Peak torque is also increased to 451lb ft and is available between 3200-6000rpm. Despite these increases, fuel economy and CO2 emissions are also improved.

Dynamic changes include a new strut brace, revised spring ratios, shock absorbers and stabiliser bars and improved brakes to reduce fade and boost stopping power.Read Autocar's first drive of the new Nissan GT-R

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2 December 2010

Any press release from Nissan on the GT-R is far better written than any equivalent press release from Porsche on the 911 Turbo-S, which makes Nissan the GREATEST publicist of its products in the world.

(That gets the ludicrous boast post out of the way first.)

2 December 2010

An amazing achievement - hats off to everyone involved in the project.

It makes me incredibly happy to see manufacturers continuing to push boundaries in all directions. Not only have VMs generally done a phenomenal job in becoming more efficient and environmentally-aware, and in the process begun producing ever-more eco-friendly products, but they're still investing in chasing goals that don't necessarily serve to toe the line.

Yes, industry must continue to innovate (as it has done - in my opinion - more openly and more rapidly than the vast majority of other sectors), but social responsibility is meaningless if you no longer produce competitive products.

What's the point in saving the planet if we can't enjoy it while we're here? ;)

2 December 2010

0-62mph times are getting pointless, the engineers must have geared to make 62mph in 1st to get that time. More interested in the 0-400m time as its much more useful.

2 December 2010

For the record:

Cur and Drivel road test of Porsche Turbo S: 0-60 in 2.7, 0-100 in 6.4

Toad and Hack road test of Porsche Turbo S: 0-60 in 2.6, 0-100 in 6.3

I agree that 0-60 times are not very important, except that, in modern traffic, is there any other yardstick you can routinely max out on? My own definition of a fast car has been one capable of 60-100 in less than 5 seconds; it's surprising how many cars squirt up to 60 in the low 4s but can't meet my definition.

2 December 2010

... and Evo clocked the Turbo S at 2.9.

2 December 2010

[quote Los Angeles]Any press release from Nissan on the GT-R is far better written than any equivalent press release from Porsche on the 911 Turbo-S, which makes Nissan the GREATEST publicist of its products in the world[/quote]

Well a fine day in Sydney and have just come back from a mini track day where I drove my mate's GTR. Impressions are - it's very quick although not as quick off the line as I was expecting it to be. Seemed to almost bog down for a fraction of a second before really hauling. Grip is I will admit phenomenal although as I suspected it really does feel like a video game. I don't think you would need that much skill to drive this car very quickly indeed which is not necessarily a compliment although it is in itself a huge achievement. However as I suspected I would still rather have my Porker any day of the week.

Back to Europe on Sunday could someone please melt the snow please!

Jah

2 December 2010

[quote 275not599]

For the record:

Cur and Drivel road test of Porsche Turbo S: 0-60 in 2.7, 0-100 in 6.4

Toad and Hack road test of Porsche Turbo S: 0-60 in 2.6, 0-100 in 6.3

[/quote]

Always too many variables to make a meaningful comparison except to say both cars are very quick! But how much cheaper is the GTR compared to the Porsche?

2 December 2010

[quote Jah]But how much cheaper is the GTR compared to the Porsche? [/quote]

A lot, and becoming even cheaper, based on Ebay. But, as you know, the purchase of a supercar is a process in which logic takes a back seat to emotion. And it seems to be commonly held that emotion is one area in which the GTR underperforms. Apparently, so does the 911 Turbo compared to other 911s. I'd still take a used 911 over a GTR; at least it doesn't look like mutton dressed up as lambo.

2 December 2010

[quote 275not599]

For the record:

Cur and Drivel road test of Porsche Turbo S: 0-60 in 2.7, 0-100 in 6.4

Toad and Hack road test of Porsche Turbo S: 0-60 in 2.6, 0-100 in 6.3

[/quote]

But what were the 0-62 times?


2 December 2010

Irrespective of how quick this car is, or how much cheaper it than a 911 will be totally irrelevant to some people who believe that badge is king.

A Porsche key is the key to a Porsche, it doesn't really matter what model. A Nissan key could be a GTR or it could be a Micra or god forbid, maybe an Almera Tino.

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