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2012 Nissan GT-R

At a Glance

Pricing $89,950
Drive Types AWD
Engines 3.8l V6 T
Transmissions SM6
Fuel Economy 16 (city), 23 (highway)

A legend among Japanese supercars, Nissan's GT-R finally made it to the US in 2008. Powered by a twin-turbo 3.8L V-6 coupled to a 6-speed dual-clutch transaxle, the all-wheel drive GT-R is one of the highest performance sport coupes available at any price. Each engine is assembled by hand at Nissan's Yokohama engine plant. The latest iteration of the ATTESA E-TS all-wheel drive system varies torque-split from the normal 0:100 to 50:50 (F/R) as road and driving conditions require. Nissan's VDC stability control system and transmission shift mode have three settings controlled by the driver. Brembo disc brakes are at all four wheels, with 6-piston calipers in front and 4-piston calipers at the rear. Dedicated Bridgestone run-flat tires on forged 20-inch alloy wheels are standard: 255/ZRF20 (front) and 285/35ZRF20 (rear). In the cockpit, a complex multi-function display tracks all mechanical and electronic subsystems of the GT-R, and can record vehicle performance data for review.

What Changed:

The Nissan GT-R benefits from numerous enhancements for 2012. The front and rear fascia changes may update the appearance, but also add downforce for improved handling and further the reduce the coefficient of drag to 0.26. Horsepower has increased to 530-bhp and torque has increased to 448 lb-ft. The GT-R also wears redesigned wheels that are lighter. A new Black Edition trim package is added.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
GT-R 3.8l V6 T (530-bhp) SM6 AWD 16/23/19 80 $89,950