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  • (4.7) 7 reviews
  • MSRP: $43,088–$104,556
  • Body Style: Coupe
  • Combined MPG: 19
  • Engine: 545-hp, 3.8-liter V-6 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
2013 Nissan GT-R

Our Take on the Latest Model 2013 Nissan GT-R

What We Don't Like

  • Some interior materials
  • No conventional stick shift

Notable Features

  • Zero to 60 mph in less than 4 seconds
  • More powerful twin-turbo V-6
  • Newly standard backup camera
  • Six-speed dual-clutch transmission
  • All-wheel drive
  • Brembo disc brakes

2013 Nissan GT-R Reviews

Vehicle Overview

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 2013
Nissan continues to increase the output of the GT-R's engine; for 2013, it's rated at 545 horsepower and 463 pounds-feet of torque, an increase of 15 hp and 15 pounds-feet of torque. Other changes include a newly standard backup camera and revised suspension tuning. The Black Edition gains a handmade carbon fiber rear spoiler.
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. Exterior features include:

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

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 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
  • Bose stereo

Under the Hood
The twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V-6 produces 545 hp and 463 pounds-feet of torque. Mechanical features include:

  • Rear-mounted six-speed transmission with auto and manual modes
  • Rear-biased all-wheel drive
  • Summer performance tires standard; all-season tires available

Standard safety features include:

  • Front-seat side-impact airbags
  • Front side curtain airbags
  • Antilock disc brakes
  • Electronic stability system

Consumer Reviews


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It is my dream car and turn heads all the time.

by GTR DAVE from Marlborough, MA on November 2, 2017

It is easy to maintain and a lot choice to modify to a unique car. Every time I drive the, it put a smile on my face and feel like a million bucks.

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Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

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