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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
If there's such a thing as a supercar for the budget-conscious, the 2015 Nissan GT-R is it. While it's no longer quite the deal it once was, the $103,000 and up GT-R has the performance chops to pace or even pounce exotic cars such as Lamborghinis, Ferraris and Maseratis that can cost twice as much. Though it wears a mainstream badge, the GT-R is endowed with racecar technology and a phenomenal engine. A performance-tuned all-wheel-drive system enables the GT-R to have gargantuan grip, while its 545-horsepower V6 has the power to pin you and up to three passengers to your seats. For enthusiasts who somehow need even more, a 600-horsepower, track-oriented NISMO edition joins the GT-R lineup for 2015.
By GTR race driver 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."
23 people out of 25 found this review helpful
By RUBY VIPER 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."
9 people out of 10 found this review helpful
By lambo on Sunday, November 27, 2011
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 3,100overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Pros: "great price, great performance"
Cons: "squeaky breaks, but so did my ferrari"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I have owned Ferrari's and Porsche's, this car has awesome performance, proving you do not have to pay astronomical prices to beat the world's best. This car puts a smile on your face every time you drive it."
7 people out of 8 found this review helpful