Nissan has recently conducted some in-depth testing with the slightly revised 2013 GT-R.

Nissan has recently conducted some in-depth testing with the slightly revised 2013 GT-R.

The Japanese company is trying to convince us the GT-R remains a proper supercar even on snowy roads like the ones in Rikubetsu, Hokkaido in northern Japan. Nissan performed a series of tests with the most recent version of the R35, testing its acceleration, braking, skid pad performance and hill start.

The 2013 Nissan GT-R is powered by an updated V6, 3.8-liter twin-turbo producing 550 HP (404.5 kW) and 627 Nm (463 lb-ft) which now offers improved response from mid and upper rev ranges. Better stability and sharper handling are also attributes of the tweaked model, along with tuned dampers, springs and anti-roll bar.

It runs the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint in 2.7 seconds so it's 0.1s faster than its predecessor. The recently introduced Track Edition loses the rear seats and receives a stiffer suspension setup, special brake cooling guides, custom front spoiler with carbon fiber air ducts, as well as higher grip front seats.

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2013 Nissan GT-R snow testing in Hokkaido, Japan [video]