Nissan GT-R: 0-62mph 3.0sec

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Nissan has revealed its heavily updated GT-R is capable of 0-62mph in just 3.0sec, 0.3sec faster than the Porsche 911 Turbo S.

Nissan had previously remained coy on the 11MY GT-R’s acceleration capabilities, not confirming any figures alongside the rest of the car’s revisions announced shortly after the Paris motor show.

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The 3.0sec time was achieved at the Sendai Hi-land Race Way on 12-13 November, achieving the same time at media events on both days. Weather conditions were “sunny/cloudy” for both days, with a temperature of 14.9 degrees celsius on the first day and 18.6c on the second.

A standard Pure Edition car with no options and stock wheels and Dunlop SP Sport tyres was used for the runs, the suspension being set to the extreme ‘R’ mode.

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All 2011 model year GT-Rs get more power and toque, as well as refreshed exterior and interior styling and a new aerodynamic package. Power from its 3.8-litre V6 engine is increased to 523bhp, arriving at 6400rpm. Peak torque is also increased to 451lb ft and is available between 3200-6000rpm. Despite these increases, fuel economy and CO2 emissions are also improved.

Dynamic changes include a new strut brace, revised spring ratios, shock absorbers and stabiliser bars and improved brakes to reduce fade and boost stopping power.Read Autocar’s first drive of the new Nissan GT-R

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