Imagine the things you can do in 13 seconds. Not a lot, right?
Well, this aftermarket-tuned Nissan GT-R can do a whole lot in that span of time, enough even to hit speeds in excess of 186 mph.
Understandably, this isn’t your regular Nissan GT-R. It’s not even your regular tuned GT-R. This bad boy is the GT-R AMS Alpha 12+; a car that carries an unimaginable amount of power to the tune of 1,700 horsepower.
The fellas over at DragTimes managed to capture a video of the GT-R AMS Alpha 12+ giving new meaning to the phrase breakneck speed, putting a whooping on the GT-R until it reached 186 mph in just 12.87 seconds.
But that’s not all. If you need to cover a mile in this nasty machine, you can accomplish that in just 22.77 seconds with speeds of around 233 mph. Make no mistake, the GT-R AMS Alpha 12+ is capable of such numbers because of the mind-numbing output it can produce.
Click past the jump to know more about the Nissan GT-R AMS Alpha 12
Nissan Japan has unveiled today a new video presenting the 2013 GT-R sports coupe testing ground in Rikubetsu, northern Japan. We will enjoy every road test offered for the GT-R, but we don’t know why, a test made on snowy roads is even more impressive.
The 2013 GT-R JDM Spec was offered as a sort of a preview version for the 2014 GT-R U.S. version that arrived on the market earlier this year. The model is powered by the usual twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter powerplant that delivers a total of 545 horsepower and 463 pound-feet of torque. For the 2013MY, the GT-R received new fuel injectors, a new oil pan baffle to stabilize oil behavior and oil pressure under high performance driving conditions.
Be sure to watch the full video to find out what an amazing car the GT-R already is and imagine just how awesome the next-gen model will be when it hits the market in 2015. By the way, there are two big surprises in the video, so watch closely!
A month ago, an Audi RS6 fitted with Nokian Tyres set the ice speed record, clocking in a top speed of 208.6 mph. It was a mighty impressive pace that should stand for a while, or at least until after somebody else decides to take a crack at it.
Recently, though, a bone-stock Nissan GT-R tried its luck in a crust of ice at Russia’s Lake Baikal. Piloted by Russian drivers Roman Rusinov and Andrey Leontjev, the GT-R set a pretty blistering lap time of its own, hitting a top speed of 294.8 km/h (183.18 mph).
It still fell short of what the RS6 was able to accomplish a month ago, but the time was still good enough to set the Russian ice speed record for a stock production car.
We know that records these days are only as good until somebody else beats it. But that doesn’t take away from the impressive feat Nissan Russia and the two racecar drivers managed to accomplish.
We give props where it’s due and the people involved in the attempt and subsequent record deserve a lot of credit. It’s not easy to drive on ice at such high speeds, but you all know that.
When you will start watching this video you will think it is all about the Nissan GT-R. Well, sorry to disappoint you, but no, the GT-R is not the star of this video. In fact, this video is about a 850-horsepower Trophy Truck with 34-inches of suspension roaring across the Mojave Desert at 150 mph.
There is nothing incredible, so far, right? After all everyone has heard about an 850-horsepower pickup truck, right? But this particular one does some amazing things: next to hitting an astounding speed on sand, it also does some pretty incredible acrobatics in the desert, including a massive leap over the broken-down GT-R.
The video is also spiced up by a pair of gorgeous women. We don’t quite get the girl doing a photo shoot next to the white M3, but were all for gratuitous bikini shot, especially when they get really dirty. No, not in that way, guys, you’ll have to see the video to find out what we’re talking about.
Please remember, behind the wheel was professional driver "Ballistic’ BJ Baldwin, so please do not try this at home.
The GT-R just keeps on getting better and it appears as if Nissan is not planning on slowing down any time soon. This is courtesy of Nissan North America’s senior vice president saying to “stay tuned later this year for news that will electrify our legions of GT-R fans worldwide” at the 2013 New York International Auto Show. A rather innocuous statement on the surface, but if you look at that statement in a literal sense and also remember that Nissan has already planned a hybrid racer in the future, that makes you wonder if there was a more literal meaning to that statement.
Reading between the lines makes us wonder if this statement means that the hybrid system that Nissan is planning to use at the 2014 Le Mans may make its way into a production GT-R in the near future. Now we’re not talking about a hybrid system to drastically improve mpg – though it usually will just a little. Rather, we are talking about a high-performance hybrid system seen in the likes of the Porsche 918 and the Ferrari LaFerrari.
We already saw a shrunken down variant of the GT-R engine – a 3.7-liter V-6 – strapped inside the Infiniti Essence Concept with a powerful electric motor to add some extra ponies. Chances are, this concept was simply the first example of what Nissan plans to do with the existing 3.8-liter.
Imagine the GT-R with the added boost of an electric motor. We’re talking well over 700 horsepower and we are thinking conservatively here. That sounds like sweet music to our ears but also a nightmare to our wallets. Chances are that if Nissan does pull the trigger on “Electrifying” fans in a literal sense, the base GT-R would likely remain as a – dare we say – “cheaper” option.
Nissan GT-R started destroying supercars twice its cost in 2008 and since then it has received minor updates each and every year since. The only major update, however, came in 2011 by way of a power bump from 478 to 520 horsepower. Now, new reports from “insiders” suggest that a second major update is planned for the 2015 model year.
The model will received a pretty significant facelift, but the most important updates will be made to the driveline in an attempt to lower the car’s 0-to-60 mph sprint time down from the current 2.8 seconds. For this, the current six-speed dual-clutch gearbox will be replaced by a new one featuring an extra gear. As a result, the insider reports that the sprint time will be improved by at least 0.1 seconds.
Along with the new transmission, the 2015 GT-R will also get improved brakes, new tires and, of course, a new record time around Nürburgring — Kazutoshi Mizuno hopes to take it down to 7 minutes 15 seconds.
Nissan’s press conference regarding the current state and future of its in-house performance division, NISMO, was eye-opening for a multitude of reasons.
But the most important part of the whole thing, at least in our eyes, is the announcement made by Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn regarding the possibility of a Nismo edition being built for the company’s flagship supercar, the GT-R.
Well, Ghosn put all the rumors to rest at the official opening of the new Nismo global headquarters and development center in Yokohama, Japan. "It would be unthinkable for us to develop a range of Nismo road cars without including the GT-R," Ghosn said during the press conference.
"The standard road car is a global supercar and the GT-R’s performance on track reflects the passion and talents of the Nismo team. The GT-R Nismo will be special and I can’t wait to drive it."
Well, there you have it, fellas. The Nissan GT-R will get a Nismo version and Carlos Ghosn, as well as the entire population we imagine, "can’t wait to drive it."
No details were released regarding any specs or figures, but the automaker did say that the model will be based on the 2014 GT-R and is scheduled to hit dealerships in a year’s time.
"We know that enthusiasts around the world will be itching to know more about the forthcoming GT-R Nismo," Nismo president Shoichi Miyatani explained.
"It’s too preliminary to share any details yet, but fans can be certain we’ll be applying all of our motorsport expertise to creating a GT-R Nismo worthy of the name."
And with that, expectations for the GT-R Nismo just went through the roof.
Last month, Nissan unveiled the Japanese specifications for the 2013 Nissan GT-R and announced that the 2014 U.S. model year will be making its world debut at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show. As we expected, the 2014 U.S.-spec GT-R will be nearly identical to the 2013 JDM-spec GT-R, but American customers will enjoy a few more updates, thus avoiding completely disappointing us.
The updates are mostly limited to minor tweaks to the engine’s internals. Despite these minor adjustments, the 2014 GT-R will carry over the same output specifications as it had in 2013. AS we all know, horsepower is only a portion of the equation. You also need to reach the peak-output rpm in an efficient manner, and this is where Nissan made most of its changes – what most people simply refer to a “throttle response.”
So, are these improvements worthy of trading in your 2013 model year for?
Updated 01/24/2012: Nissan has just released the official prices for the 2014 GT-R, which is now on sale at the dealers nationwide. Bad news is that when compared last year’s model, the 2014 model year prices have been increased by $2,770. As a result, the 2014 GT-R Premium is priced at $99,590 and the GT-R Black Edition comes in at $109,300.
To find that out and more, hit the jump to read all about the 2014 Nissan GT-R.
After having a cameo in “Fast 5,” the producers of the next installment have finally decided to give a more deserving role to the award-winning Nissan GT-R. And guess what? Like how Gerard Butler worked out for the movie "300,” the Nissan GT-R will also grow some muscles and abs for the movie, thanks to BenSopra and SP Engineering.
This car is a tuner enthusiast’s dream with the host of upgrades, both in styling and performance, so it is bound to grab some attention from the lead actor Vin Diesel.
This superstar GT-R features a muscular and aerodynamic body kit by BenSopra that makes the car look like a fire breathing Godzilla (which it actually is) and a full carbon-fiber treatment by Seibon that includes the doors, door sills, cooling panel set and engine cover. AMS Performance stepped in an offered up a carbon roof and trunk lid. Pretty awesome, don’t you think?
To smoke the competitors, both on the big screen and for real, the GT-R’s 3.8-liter V-6 carries Switzer’s P800 turbo kit, including HKS downpipe and resonated Y-pipe provided by SP Engineering. The soon-to-be movie star also stops faster thanks to the custom ceramic brake set-up by Weapons Grade Performance.
Overall, this custom Nissan GT-R just gives us a good reason why we should watch the 6th installment of the Fast and the Furious. Now, if only they had an Oscar Award for baddest cars...
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.