2013 Nissan GT-R Euro-Spec Laps Nurburgring in 7:18

As promised, the 2013 model year Nissan GT-R (2014 for the American market) will be further improved when compared with the 2012 model year. Nissan Europe announced that the 2013 GT-R has scored an impressive 7 minute 18 seconds Nürburgring lap time — a 3 seconds improvement when compared to the 2012 GT-R .

During a lap test around Nürburgring, the 2013 GT-R scored a time of 7 minutes and 19.1 seconds, but the car’s creator Kazutoshi Mizuno says that 0.5 seconds were lost to traffic on that hot lap leading us to a time of 7 minutes 18.6 seconds.

Along with being faster around Nürburgring, the 2013 GT-R will run from 0 to 62 mph in just 2.7 seconds – 0.1 seconds quicker than in the 2012 car. The GT-R is offered with a tweaked V-6, 3.8-liter twin-turbo engine that delivers a total of 550 horsepower.

In the European market, the 2013 GT-R is now available for order.

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2013 Nissan GT-R Euro-Spec Laps Nurburgring in 7:18

Nissan’s iconic performance flagship GT-R has arrived in Europe for 2013 with improved response times, greater stability and even sharper handling.

Alongside the enhanced 2013 model year 370Z, the GT-R spearheads Nissan’s performance car line-up.

At the very top of the Nissan range, the GT-R now has a reworked 550PS 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V6 engine, generating improved responses from the mid and upper rev ranges. Modifications have also been made to the dampers, springs and front anti-roll bar. The result is greater high-speed stability, improved traction, a more refined ride and an enhanced driver experience.

The 0-62mph time is now only 2.7 seconds, 0.1 seconds quicker than in the model year 2012 car. The revised model is also even faster around the Nürburgring, lapping the famous German circuit in 7min 19.1 seconds when undergoing testing in May this year.

Kazutoshi Mizuno, creator of the GT-R, has revealed that 0.5 seconds were lost to traffic on that hot lap, indicating that the MY13 GT-R is capable of a 7min 18.6 seconds lap. That compares to 7min 21 seconds for the MY12 GT-R.

With the GT-R always showcasing Nissan’s latest technology, the modifications made are derived from data generated during competitive racing at the 2012 Nürburgring 24-Hour race in Germany in which two near-production GT-R models were competing last year.

The Nissan GT-R is a four-wheel-drive super-coupé like no other, with a lineage and integrity that stretches back more than four decades.

When the current version debuted in 2009 its aggressive and unique styling and thunderous performance created a storm of publicity and rave reviews. It has been subtly upgraded every year since.

The MY13 Nissan GT-R is available to order now.


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15 comments:

Nissan is going to appear in Europe at any Auto show?Let me know, please, if you have any info about it

The 2009seemed to be enough special for me.lthough this one seems pretty good, as well

It is available for order now, but at what prices?That’s the biggest question..

MY13 GT-R is capable of a 7min 18.6 seconds lap indeed, a friend of mine let me know

The Nürburgring 24-Hour race in Germany can be watched on the internet, I found it in a website, I can’t recall right now

Such a great engine, and such a powerful car!I want to test it!Where can I?

Really impressive, I cannot think about what would they bring up in the near future

If you want to, you can simply compare this one to the one from 2012, and make a general opinion regarding this vehicle

Brad, I’m sure they will come up shortly with more detailed pictures and more technical features of this car

Beautiful on the exterior, but what about it’s interior?

I noticed that they had a pretty viral advertising campaign for this product of them, and it has changed, from time to time..yeah...

I’m glad I can order this car, but does anybody know the price of this Nissan?

I want more pictures, and more colors for this car smiley

I’m wondering how does it feel like to be driving this car..

Wow, this one seems to be gorgeous!The results of the lap tests are good, as well

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