Finally, there’s a video of 2012MY Nissan GTR round Nurburgring Nordschleife which give us a confirmed lap record of 7 minutes 24.22 seconds. So if you do some math, the 2012 model’s extra 38 hp over the 2011 model has bought it nearly two and a half seconds! That is a staggering difference, in motorsport world 2.5 seconds is like 2.5 years in normal life. Of course there’s more to the new GTR than just its 523 hp – 451 lb/ft engine. They’ve deeply revised dynamics of the car to get razorsharp precision. That also enables it to achieve a sub 3 second 0 to 60 time. Sadly, that precision also makes it feel more like a laptop and less like a machine with soul.
Still, you can’t deny its technical excellence.