Engine: 3.8-liter Twin-Turbo V6
0-62: 3 seconds
Top Speed: 196 mph
Transmission: 6-speed dual-clutch
Torque: 463 lb-ft
One thing Nissan hasn’t done is allow its high-performance model to sit back on its haunches. Just when you think it’s gotten as fast as fast can get, another year passes, and it undergoes another round of small updates that prove it has yet to reach its limits.
Forgiving the launch control system’s transmission-preserving r.p.m. reduction in 2010, it’s always better to wait for the next model year. For instance, horsepower has crept from 480 in 2009 up to today’s 545. Of course, there is a price to be paid for these improvements, literally, as the base sticker has inched from $78,000 to $99,000. While that’s sticker shock for some, Nissan is betting that others will be willing to pay more for a little more—and a little less.
Limited to just 150 units, the GT-R Track Edition doesn’t get a dose of horsepower, but it does away with the back seat and adds a stiffer suspension, grippier seats and additional brake cooling.
Article from the 2014 Exotic Car Buyer’s Guide
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