There’s a reason why the 2012 GT-R is known internally at Nissan as “Godzilla” – it is a monstrous performer both on the road and track. The car offers an aggressive and unique styling that is reminiscent of the old Nissan Skyline models and that will surely make a statement wherever it goes. The best part of the Nissan GT-R is that it offers mind-blowing performance that rivals cars costing two or three times as much.
Crammed under the hood of the 2012 Nissan GT-R is a highly potent 3.8 liter V6 engine block as well as a pair of turbochargers. The engine and turbos combine to produce a peak output of 530 horsepower and 448 pound-foot of torque. Mated to the engine is a six-speed dual-clutch automated manual transmission that sends power to all four wheels. Acceleration is extremely fast, with the car sprinting from 0 to 60 MPH in just 3.1 seconds. Despite its incredible ability to perform, the GT-R is a car that just about anyone can drive. The all-wheel-drive and sport suspension provide the driver with a feeling of capability, unlike some high-performance vehicles that fill most drivers with sense of fear or dread.
The incredible experience of driving the 2012 Nissan GT-R does not stop just at performance. Inside, the car gives the driver a feeling of sportiness mixed with luxury. Various interior components, such as the center stack, are made of genuine carbon fiber instead of plastic fashioned to look like it. The front seats are heated and power-adjustable, with highly contoured side bolsters designed to hold you in place during fast and hard cornering. Both front and rear occupants will enjoy the Bose stereo system with eleven speakers, two subwoofers and an MP3 player input jack. The car also comes with navigation, real-time weather reports and a Bluetooth connection for hands-free phone conversations while driving.