We are continuing on with our testing of the 2013 Nissan GT-R, back in March we ran some initial tests where the car ran 11.01 @ 123.18 MPH, then in April with a little better weather we were the first to run a bone stock Nissan GT-R in the 10’s running 10.87 @ 125.26 MPH. We wanted to see what some minor modifications would do to enhance the performance of the GT-R and we started by adding an AAM Resonated Midpipe. The AAM Resonated Midpipe is made of 6-gauge T-304 stainless steel, saves 12.4 pounds vs the stock piece and enhances Read More
Here is a great race between the all new 2013 BMW M5 powered by the 4.4L TwinPower Turbo V8 making 560HP through a 7 speed dual clutch transmission vs a stock 2009 Nissan GT-R powered by a 3.8L V6 Twin Turbo putting out 485HP through a 6 speed dual clutch transmission. The new M5 put up a good fight matching the GT-R from a slow roll to over 160MPH, luckily for the M5 they didn’t race from a dead stop where the GT-R’s all wheel drive system would have left the BMW way behind spinning the tires.
We took our new 2013 Nissan GT-R that we tested a month ago back to Palm Beach International Raceway for some more testing. With better weather and some more miles on the car we were able to consistently run well into the 10’s with Nissan’s latest and greatest. The quickest run of the night was a 10.87 @ 125.26 MPH with 0-60 MPH coming up in just 2.7 seconds and a 60-130 MPH time of 8.89 seconds (VBOX). Peak G forces on the launch were 1.3 G’s. The little extra power and torque of the 2013 Nissan GT-R along Read More
We had some time with the brand new 2013 Nissan GT-R and ran it through some dyno and drag racing tests to get some real world data Nissan’s latest version of it’s flagship car. For 2013 the Nissan GT-R was updated a host of minor enhancements. Power from the 3.8L V6 Twin Turbo was increased 15HP and 15 ft-lbs of torque over the 2012 model with a total of 545 HP and 463 ft-lbs of torque. Additional features for the 2013 model year include upgrades to the DCT transmission as well as suspension. While the list of 2013 changes Read More
Nissan held a European Press Event to debut the 2013 GT-R this past weekend. Details from the event are coming in and while it might not be 100% official the following changes were noted: Power increase up from 530HP to ~570HP Visually remains the same with no additional color options Suspension and Transmission logic have been tweaked Under body has been changed to improve aero and cooling Co2 emissions have once again been lowered Official Ring Time Attack attempt is expected mid October Premium Black Edition, Egois and a Track Edition will be also be available. With the additional power Read More
Road & Track did a heads up all out drag racing comparison of 3 cars in the 2 second club; cars that go from 0-60 MPH in under 3 seconds. The contenders include the 1200HP Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, 530HP Nissan GT-R and the 530HP 2011 Porsche 911 Turbo S. Summary of results: 2012 Nissan GT-R ($93k) 0-60 MPH: 2.94 0-100 MPH: 7.3 1/4 mile: 11.2 @ 123.4 MPH 0-160 MPH: 22.0 2011 Porsche 911 Turbo S ($170k) 0-60 MPH: 2.84 0-100 MPH: 6.7 1/4 mile: 10.9 @ 128 MPH 0-160 MPH: 18.7 2011 Bugatti Veyron Super Sport ($2.8M) 0-60 Read More
Motor Trend setup an amazing line up of cars for an all out king of the 1/4 mile drag race at an airstrip. The Nissan GT-R with it’s 530HP V6 Twin Turbo and superb all wheel drive launch control beat them all to the finish. Nissan GT-R: 11.2 @ 121.8 MPH Ferrari 458 Italia: 11.3 @ 125.6 MPH Audi R8 GT: 11.5 @ 125.1 MPH Mercedes SLS AMG: 11.7 @ 124.1 MPH Lexus LFA: 11.9 @ 123.7 MPH Chevrolet Corvette Z06/Z07: 11.9 @ 122.5 MPH Porsche 911 GT3 RS: 11.9 @ 120.7 MPH Ford Mustang BOSS 302 Laguna Seca: 12.4 Read More
Here is a quick race of a 2012 Nissan GT-R racing heads up vs a BMW M5. The M5 gets the jump but it isn’t enough with the GT-R getting to 60 MPH in under 3 seconds. The 2012 GT-R is powered by a V6 Twin Turbo pumping out 530HP vs the M5’s 500HP naturally aspirated V10. The race might be closer when the new BMW 5 debuts in a few months sporting a V8 Twin Turbo Motor pushing out 550+ horsepower, although without all wheel drive, the BMW will still be lagging behind with wheel spin.
While the 2012 Nissan GT-R has been on the streets for a couple months now, Cobb Tuning has been working hard on cracking and tuning the new GT-R’s updated ECU to allow for boost and power. Cobb has succeeded and HP Logic in West Palm Beach, FL is one of the first tuning shops to start testing the new software upgrades. We took the same 2012 Nissan GT-R we tested back on March over to Jack at HP Logic to see what the new software from Cobb can do. We hooked up the Cobb AccessPort to the 2012 GT-R Read More