2011 Nissan GT-R Shaves 0.5 Off Run To 100

Mike Stevens | Dec 2, 2010

Last month, Nissan revealed (almost) the full monty on its updated-for-2011 GT-R, but one very important figure had eluded the car's fans until now: its 0-100km/h time.

With final testing done and dusted, Nissan has this week confirmed that its tweaked hero car has shaved a good 0.5 seconds off its sprint, giving the new car a time of just 3.0 seconds. (well, 3.046 seconds...)

Completed at Japan's Sendai Race Way, Nissan's tests were completed with a standard '11 GT-R set with its 'R' mode and VDC-R systems activated, riding on the regular showroom tyres and wheels.

The GT-R's new time sees its skip past a number of venerable hero cars in the 3-3.5 second bracket, including the Ferrari Enzo, the Koenigsegg CCXR and the Lamborghini Murciélago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce. Even Ferrari's brand-new 458 Italia has been shoved aside by Nissan's updated champion.

The 2011 GT-R is powered by a revised version of Nissan's twin-turbo 3.8 litre V6, producing 390kW - compared to the current model's 375kW. Torque takes a leap also, jumping from 588 to 612Nm (between 3200 to 6000rpm).

Pricing has yet to be revealed, although Nissan Australia has confirmed a March 2011 launch date.

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  • PeterG says,
    3 years ago
    Nobody cares
  • toesonthenose says,
    3 years ago
    2 likes
    I'm interested...cutting the 0-100 time by 13% is quite a big leap. Not to mention some of the cars listed that it now beats! And all that for a lot less than $200K....(yes, I know it says pricing is still to be confirmed, but I can't imagine the price is going to increase too much!)
  • PeterG says,
    3 years ago
    I am glad you are excited... but nobody else seems to be.


    • Mike Stevens
      Mike Stevens [TMR] says,
      3 years ago
      2 likes
      Don't be so sure, Peter. This has been one of our highest-ranking articles in the past week.
  • Howard
    Howard says,
    3 years ago
    1 like
    Nobody cares about Peter G
  • Howard
    Howard says,
    3 years ago
    1 like
    Just admit it people the GTR is a great car, people only hate it because they can't afford the up keep and yet they pretend to prefer porches yet they can't afford it either. haters don't have real friends cause you all end up hating each other. Great interior, great reviews from all car magazines, just pointless dribbles by sore losers
  • MG42 says,
    3 years ago
    Very nice car, fast and everything, but I don't like it as much as I probably should. Just seems to be missing that special something. For the money I'll take a Lotus Evora thanks.

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