After tremendous buildup, including plenty of leaked details, Nissan officially revealed the new 2012 GT-R at the LA Auto Show recently. Full details were released about improved aerodynamics, lighter wheels and even a significant boost in engine output to 530-hp, but there was one thing missing: a 0-60 mph time.
Increasingly, with ultra high-performance cars like the GT-R, the 0-60 mph time is completely irrelevant, but it is important for bragging rights. Nissan now has a lot to brag about, announcing that the car can hit the 60 mph mark in an astonishingly quick 2.9 seconds. (100 km/h in 3.0 seconds). The Japanese automaker even went so far as to release a readout from a Digitek device that was used to measure the official 2.9 second time.
Considering the GT-R costs $89,950 that time is incredibly impressive, topping even the Porsche 911 Turbo S, which is rated at 3.1 second. Let’s just hope reproducing that number won’t void your warranty.
GALLERY: 2012 Nissan GT-R
Official release, Digitek readout and a short video of the GT-R from the LA Auto Show after the jump:
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Nissan Announces 11MY Nissan GT-R’s Acceleration Time
YOKOHAMA Japan (December 1, 2010) – Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today announced the 0-100km/h acceleration time for the 11MY Nissan GT-R.
The acceleration time was measured during the media test ride event held at the Sendai Hi-land Race Way on November 12th, Friday and 13th, Saturday. On both days, the GT-R clocked in with a time of 3.0 seconds.
Date: November 12th, Friday and 13th, Saturday, 2010
Place: Sendai Hi-land Race Way
(12 Nikkawa Hayasaka, Aoba-ku, Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture)
Vehicle used: 11MY Nissan GT-R Pure edition
Specification/accessories: Standard specification (including tires and wheels) without optional parts
Set-up switch: R mode for the suspension and VDC-R
Weather Sunny/Cloudy Sunny/Cloudy
Temperature 14.9°C 18.6°C