Not For America! Overseas GT-R Gets 542HP, Does 0-60 In 2.7 Seconds

By | November 8, 2011

2012 Nissan GT-R

For those who have wanted the performance of the Bugatti Veyron at 1/11th of the cost, the answer has always been the Nissan GT-R. And it still is, but now only if you’re not an American and happen to live in Japan or Germany. That because recent tweaks to the new overseas model of the GT-R available in those two countries have upped the horsepower to 542, a non-insignificant 19 more than before. Just how not insignificant is it? Enough to knock an absolutely astounding 10 seconds off Godzilla’s┬áN├╝rburgring lap time and launch it from 0-60 in 2.7 seconds.

2.7 seconds! That’s a mere .3 of a second away from the Veyron Super Sport’s 0-60 time, and while we completely understand that’s a boatload of time when you’re playing in the 2-second range, it really is a threat considering the Super Sport packs twice as much horsepower for a price that’s virtually unobtainable. The GT-R truly is the poor man’s Veyron. Let’s hope that performance comes stateside now in the next generation American GT-R.



Mike on November 8, 2011 at 9:02 pm.

That C-pillar transition is really bothering me…not sure why. Impressive stats, none the less!

AJ Wilcox on November 8, 2011 at 9:41 pm.

The C-pillar doesn’t really bother me, although I realized something since you mentioned it…this would be a hot car with a deleted B-pillar. You wouldn’t want to lose any rigidity in that serious of a car tho.

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