Nissan GT-R 

  • $90k built in Japan
  • 2012
  • 542 HP 3.8L
  • 195 mph
Gas mileage is great, when you consider the Nissan GT-R's 200-mph top speed.
by The Car Connection (Dec, 2013)
The new Track Edition is also a tenth of second quicker through the quarter mile than the 2013, getting there in 11.0 seconds going 125.1 mph; the Black Edition finished in 11.1 seconds at 124.8 mph.
by MotorTrend

Road Tests Real world tests of the Nissan GT-R


Nissan GT-R
2.7 s
Focus RS
5.7 s
Nissan 350Z
5.2 s

Top speed

Nissan GT-R
195 mph
GT 86
140 mph
Nissan 350Z
155 mph


Nissan GT-R
6.8 s
GT 86
17.8 s
Infiniti G37
13.9 s

Top Gear track time

Nissan GT-R
Focus RS
Nissan 350Z

1/4 mile

Nissan GT-R
10.8 s
GT 86
15.3 s
Focus RS
14.2 s

Nurburgring time

Nissan GT-R
GT 86
Focus RS

Data points Key details of the Nissan GT-R


Nissan GT-R
Ford GT


Nissan GT-R
542 HP
GT 86
197 HP
Nissan 350Z
283 HP

Photo Gallery Wallpaper quality closeups of the car

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight


The GT-R will accelerate to 60 mph in less than 3.0 seconds, and top speed has drifted up into the 200-mph zone.
by The Car Connection (Dec, 2013)
A collage of sharp angles, rounded contours and crisp edges conspires to give the 2013 Nissan GT-R a slippery 0.26 coefficient of drag.
by KBB (Oct, 2012)
A collage of sharp angles, rounded contours and crisp edges gives the 2014 Nissan GT-R a slippery 0.26 coefficient of drag as well as a commanding presence in any company.
by KBB (May, 2013)


Staying in the driveline, engineers finessed the software controlling the dual-clutch six-speed transmission to make for smoother engagements during normal driving and jackrabbit launches.
by Car and Driver (Feb, 2011)
The engine is hand-assembled, and it's now fitted with a plaque that bears the engine builder's name.
by (Dec, 2012)
There are new intake and exhaust systems, so more oxygen is passed through the cylinders, making it worth pumping in more fuel for a bigger bang.
by Top Gear (Nov, 2010)


The 2013 Nissan GT-R Coupe is equipped with a 6-speed dual-clutch automated-manual rear transaxle, ATESSA E-TS all-wheel-drive (AWD) system, Brembo brakes and adjustable suspension-damping and stability-control settings.
by KBB (May, 2013)
Combined with the accurate and communicative steering, this agility helps to make the car feel lighter and smaller than you know it is.
by EVO (Jan, 2008)
There are some nitty-gritty suspension tweaks to enliven the steering and improve the big rocket’s straight-ahead tracking, some structural bracing to reduce body flex, a few styling alterations to clean up the aerodynamics, some changes to the stability and electronic suspension controls—you’d need to turn to page 274, subparagraph G, of the owner’s manual to read about them—and some new packages on which to spend more money.
by Car and Driver (Feb, 2011)


On that stage, it's a relative bargain-a budget Bugatti Veyron, offering much of the performance but without all the leather and aluminum and at about a tenth of the price.
by The Car Connection (Jul, 2013)
It transforms the cockpit to Infiniti-like standards.
by The Car Connection (Dec, 2013)
If you're expecting to find a coddled luxury cockpit, point your pupils elsewhere.
by AutoBlog (Jul, 2013)


But if you can keep your right foot under control, it's probably more efficient with its turbo V-6 than a comparable V-8 or V-12 model.
by The Car Connection (Dec, 2013)
Saving the go-fast news for last, Mizuno explains how his team of engineers made several significant changes to the VR38DETT twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter six-cylinder engine.
by AutoBlog (Feb, 2011)
The increase in economy is a feat, considering the substantial 45-hp bump to the VR38DETT V-6, due mainly to higher boost pressure made possible by better engine cooling.
by Car and Driver (Feb, 2011)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Nissan
Price $89,950
Type of car Production car
Year 2012
City mileage 16 MPG
Highway mileage 23 MPG


Chief designer Shirō Nakamura

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 7.05 lb/hp
Maximum hp 542 HP @ 6,400 RPM
Maximum torque 468 ft-lb @ 3,200 RPM
Max RPM 7,000 RPM
Engine placement Front
Steering system Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Brembo Disc
Rear brakes Brembo Disc
Front wheels 508/? 241
Rear wheels 508/? 267

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,819 lb
Width 74.6 in
Height 53.9 in
Length 183.3 in
Front track width 62.6 in
Wheelbase 109.4 in

road tests

Top speed 195 mph
1/4 mile 10.8 s
0-60mph 2.7 s
0-100mph 6.8 s
0-200kph 10.6 s
Top gear time 1:19.70
20.6km nurburgring time 7:24.22
Laguna seca lap time 1:36.30
Hockenheim short lap time 1:09.94
Drag coefficient 0.27


Drivetrain ATTESA ET-S All-Wheel Drive (AWD) w/Carbon-Composite Driveshaft to Rear Transaxle, Transfer Case
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 6 gears
Gear ratios
  1. 1: 4.06:1
  2. 2: 2.3:1
  3. 3: 1.6:1
  4. 4: 1.25:1
  5. 5: 1:1
  6. 6: 0.8:1
Axle ratio 3.7:1


Displacement 3,800 cc
Cylinders V6
Air compressor Turbocharger
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 9:1
Bore/stroke 3.76 in / 3.48 in
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 valves
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