Nissan has just announced the new 2012 model 390kW Nissan GT-R is capable of running the 0-100km/h sprint 0.5 of a second faster than the current MY2011 362kW (Japanese) variant. Nissan even tested the time in varying weather conditions just to make sure.
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Three seconds flat for a 0-100km/h time is extremely quick, some sports bikes can only just manage it in that time. Nissan says the car they ran was a completely stock vehicle, fitted with standard tyres too - although, the car was setup in 'Race' and 'Dynamic' modes using the standard on-board suspension and traction control settings.

The company completed the runs on the Sendai Hi-land Race Way in Japan - a track famous for big drag racing meets - and ran it on two separate days, one sunny and one cloudy. The temperature at the track was 14.9 degrees Celsius on the sunny day and 18.6 degrees C on the second day.

Nissan should be very pleased with the outcome as now the car is nudging on the two-second bracket - already surpassing some of the most exotic supercars. Although the car is four-wheel drive, 3.0 seconds needs to be congratulated as it offers incredible bang for your buck performance. For reference, the Bugatti Veyron does it in 2.5 seconds but needs almost twice as much power to do so, and costs a fortune to purchase. Well done Nissan.