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Last year, Nissan boosted the GT-R's horsepower to 545. For 2014, that max-output spec remains unchanged even though new fuel injectors quicken throttle response. A new limited-availability (150 for the U.S.) Track Edition model deletes the rear seat for weight savings and fits stiffer springs with Bilstein DampTronic gas-pressure shocks.
For 2013, Nissan has given the GT-R a 15-horsepower bump, bringing output to 545; torque is also increased by 15. The GT-R sees revisions to its transmission aimed at improving shift times and a revised suspension. A new carbon rear spoiler is added to Black Edition models, while all GT-Rs now feature a standard rearview camera.
Along with a new look, new wheels and new colors, the 2012 Nissan GT-R coupe gets a new Black Edition trim with unique black and red Recaro sport seats, a black headliner and black 6-spoke RAYS lightweight alloy wheels. Horsepower jumps from 485 to 530, while city/highway fuel economy moves from 15/21 to 16/23
Nissan is known for its innovative electric cars and sporty but affordable family sedans, but the iconic GT-R supercoupe brings the brand unrivaled cache, especially among younger performance fans. Not just some generic coupe with a big engine, the GT-R is a bona fide supercar, engineered from the ground up to deliver an adrenaline rush on par with the fastest Porsche 911 or Audi R8. Of course, the GT-R's $100,000 price tag puts it well out of reach of the numerous enthusiasts and video gamers who have loved this car's predecessor – the Skyline GT-R – for over two decades. But that's the stuff of dreams.
By GTR race driver (west coast) on Thursday, July 29, 2010
overall rating 10 of 10rating details
"Driven for 11000 miles so far. Excellent reliability. early models (2009) can update to current TCM which is program to control rpm limit on launching to protect the transmission from potential wear. This works fine and still allows for 0-60 time of 3.3 seconds. Also has ignition switch technical bulletin to change this part due to failure of part that causes key to be not recognized. I never had trouble. OK to daily drive and I get 20 to 22 mpg in mixed driving all the time using auto transmission but I am easy on the gas. Others report 16+ mpg with aggressive driving in manual mode. Comfort is best on smooth roads and is firm but OK, more stiff than most sports cars due to 20" runflats. I have lowering springs and kept stock shocks and doing very well, better comfort and better handling. Easy to upgrade midpipe for more midrange rpm power and easy to add Cobb Access port for ECU MAP upgrade but it can void warranty so decide for yourself. Easy to get dyno up to 500+ HP with minor upgrades. Maintenance about $150 per oil change every 3000-6000 miles but trans and diff oil change at 18000 miles can be over $1000+. Reg cost of new runflats every 12000-14000 miles is about $1500. Brakes are about $5000 but not until 30000 miles. Rear seats are usable but small with tight headroom. Front seats comfortable and firm. Bose audio is adequate and better with added sound deadening in rear seat and trunk areas."
19 people out of 19 found this review helpful
By Mark (GA) on Saturday, March 23, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 18,100overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Pros: "Performance, price, looks, AWD and much more"
Cons: "No auto headlights"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"What an absolute dream car. Super car performance at a fantastically low price (relatively speaking) Despite the massive horsepower and torque the AWD system keeps it planted firmly on the road. They hold their money too Its a dream come true."
7 people out of 7 found this review helpful
By RUBY VIPER (Ocala, FL) on Monday, November 29, 2010
overall rating 10 of 10rating details
"I've owend alot of high preformance cars from BMW, Porsche, Vipers, Vettes and AMG. The GT-R goes to the top of the list. Excellent quality and always exciting to drive. Car is bullet proof. I also like the fact that it is rare, as its' production is controlled. I am looking forward to the 2012 Mdls."
6 people out of 6 found this review helpful