2012 Nissan GT-R

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2012 Nissan GT-R
Available in 2 styles:  2012 Nissan GT-R 2dr AWD Coupe shown
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16 city / 23 hwy


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The GT-R is a racetrack-bred sports car with four seats. Rivals include the Chevrolet Corvette Z06, but unlike that car, the GT-R has all-wheel drive.

New for 2012
The 2012 GT-R’s V-6 now produces 530 horsepower and 448 pounds-feet of torque. The interior includes new carbon fiber trim and upgraded materials, and newly enlarged grille openings help reduce air resistance inside the engine bay. A new Black Edition includes custom red-and-black Recaro leather seats, red-and-black interior trim, a dark headliner and metallic black wheels.

Unlikely to be mistaken for any other car, the audacious-looking GT-R is shaped to cheat the wind, route cooling air where it's needed and maintain aerodynamic downforce in the front and rear. Newly designed, lighter weight 20-inch aluminum wheels and larger cooling ducts have been added. Exterior features include:

  • Steel, aluminum and carbon fiber construction to save weight and help handling balance
  • "Super wide beam" headlights
  • Standard 20-inch wheels

The GT-R has the driver-oriented cockpit expected of a performance car, with a large tachometer front and center. The seats hug their occupants tightly — a necessity on the track — but the floor space is uncommonly unrestrictive. Technically a four-seater, the GT-R could handle two adults in front and two kids in back. Nissan says the trunk can accommodate two golf bags or suitcases. Interior features include:

  • Eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat
  • Four-way power-adjustable front passenger seat
  • Multifunction display records data such as mileage, cornering force and acceleration
  • Steering-column paddles for manual shifting
  • Specially designed 11-speaker Bose stereo

Under the Hood
The twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V-6 produces 530 hp and 448 pounds-feet of torque. Mechanical features include:

  • Twin-turbo 3.8-liter V-6
  • Rear-mounted six-speed transmission with auto and manual modes
  • Rear-biased all-wheel drive
  • Summer performance tires standard; all-season tires a no-cost option

Standard safety features include:

  • Front-seat side-impact airbags
  • Side curtain airbags for front and rear passengers
  • Antilock disc brakes
  • Electronic stability system

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