Too much emphasis is placed on 0 - 60 mph statistics as it represents only one element of a larger overall picture of what a vehicle is capable of achieving dynamically. With all of the hype surrounding Nissan's new GT-R hyper sports car, the vehicle is an instant legend and Edmund's Inside Line helps solidify that reputation with an exclusive full test drive. Despite attempts at objectivity, the petrol-head junkie within can't help but reinsert eyeballs back into sockets as Inside Line reports 0 - 60 mph in a pavement cracking 3.3 seconds and quarter-mile in 11.6 seconds at 120.9 mph.
Using a privately owned Japanese spec GT-R at an airstrip outside of Tokyo, the 3.8-liter turbo V6 engine produces an unofficial minimum of 473 hp and 434 ft/lbs of torque. Inside Line reports that they achieved these numbers by engaging the GT-R's launch control feature that enabled a spine crushing launch through the GT-R's all-wheel-drive system despite low-grip surface. Without the launch control, the GT-R still produced an amazing 0 – 60 mph in 4.0 seconds and quarter-mile in 12.6 seconds at 120.6 mph.
Inside Line asserts this is the quickest car they've ever tested. Compared to the Dodge Viper, Corvette Z06 and Porsche 911 Turbo Tiptronic, the GT-R gets bragging rights. With a price tag of 70,000 USD the GT-R rewrites the rules for all hyper cars. Check out the Inside Line source link below for full story.