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NISSAN GT R
|First Test: 2012 Nissan GT-R|
|Under a full 20 psi boost blitz with the new launch control (aka R Mode Start Function) engaged, all 530 twin-turbocharged horses and 448 pound-feet of thrust catapult a motionless all-wheel drive 2012 Nissan GT-R to 60 mph in a blistering 2.9 seconds. The car that in 2007 changed a number of performance reference points is changing them once again.|
For those unfamiliar with speed, the new GT-R achieves a kind of quickness expected from the automotive world's uppermost crust -- those with six-figure price tags attached or with ultra-limited production numbers. These include the $130,000-plus Porsche Turbo PDK (0-60 mph in 2.8 seconds) and multi-million dollar Bugatti Veyron (2.7 seconds). A...