Just when you thought that the Nissan GT-R couldn’t be more awesome, British tuner Garage D built a program that really turns Godzilla into a full-blown mega monster.
It’s arguably one of the most impressive programs for the GT-R and that might even be a safe assessment. Don’t be fooled by the seeming absence of aero upgrades because Garage D’s work is solely devoted to turning the Nissan supercar ’s engine into a mind-blowing piece of performance engineering.
It was a comprehensive program and its numbers really do back it up. After Garage D was done with it, this GT-R was capable of hitting 1,200 horsepower, which allowed it to cross the quarter-mile mark in an astonishing 9.450 seconds while blasting along at speeds in excess of 164 mph.
Even more impressive, the GT-R can cover one mile in 22.528 seconds at a top speed of 230 mph. Totally bonkers, we tell ya.
But here’s the most impressive part: this 1,200-horsepower GT-R is completely street legal, which means that you can run around the roads, flex your muscles, and blast off leaving everyone eating your dust.
That’s what a 1,200-horsepower GT-R is capable of doing. And we should all thank Garage D for making it possible.
Click past the jump to read about the 2014 Nissan GT-R
Every year, Nissan rolls out updates for the GT-R R35. For 2013, Nissan added a "Track Pack," which hones the handling of the GT-R even further. New lightweight alloy wheels and additional brake cooling ducts in the front bumper have been provided. The brake rotors on the rear axle are cooled using special channels that help ventilate heat.
The suspension system has been overhauled with more track-ready performance, and the introduction of adjustable dampers for comfort is a welcome move. Opting for the "Track Pack" makes the GT-R lighter, thanks to the new wheels, Recaro sports seats in the front and a rear-seat delete.
For 2013, Nissan engineers have tuned the GT-R’s 3.8-liter, twin-turbocharged V-6 to produce 542 horsepower, which is 12 horsepower more than the previous model, and 466 pound-feet of torque in a wider rev range.
Mid-range torque delivery is improved on the 2013 Nissan GT-R , as well as fuel efficiency. The transmission has been reworked, while spring rates in the suspension have been tweaked for better handling and high-speed stability
The U.S.-spec GT-R consist of a base model that comes in at just over $96,000 and a "Black Edition" that cost upwards of $106,000.