Posted by Anthony CarboneJanuary 22, 2008 at 9:24 am
Holy shit, this is by far the sickest test drive video of 2008, many thanks to the owner in Japan who let Edmunds.com test drive his car on the AMI Airstrip in TOKYO!
The car in the video is a Japanese-spec example with 1,500 break-in kilometers. It’s owned by Japanese journalist Jun Nishikawa and packs the same hardware the U.S. car will get: a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 that generates at least 473 horsepower and 434 pound-feet of torque. It had the same six-speed dual-clutch automated manual gearbox and the same adjustable dampers.
The $70,000 USD 2009 Nissan GT-R is faster than the following speeding BULLETS
Porsche 911 Turbo
GT-R Launch Control – 8th Wonder of the World
Nissan Claims the 2009 GT-R does 0-60 in 3.5 seconds.
However activating Nissan’s technologically advanced, state of the art LAUNCH CONTROL can get this down to less than 3.3 SECONDS. REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE-DICULOUS!!!!!!!!!! To activate LAUNCH CONTROL you must switch the Transmission and Damping and VBC settings to R (which stands for RACE or REDICULOUS). Once it is activated, the driver can pin the BRAKE and throttle down while the computer magically prepares for LAUNCH @ 4500rpm. Sounds as fun as I would imagine preparing the Millennium Falcon to enter lightspeed!
According to Edmunds the “acceleration is crushing and like no other production car they have ever tested”.
It requires 15-inch rotors, six-piston Brembo calipers and sticky Bridgestone Potenza RE070R rubber to bring a 3,836-pound GT-R to rest from 60 mph in only 104 feet. That’s only 1 foot longer than the Porsche 911 Turbo equipped with the $8,800 ceramic composite brake package. It’s also the same stopping distance as the last Dodge Viper they tested and 2 feet shorter than the Corvette Z06.
How does the twin-turbo Nissan GT-R stack up against the Zonda F V12 ?
Here is video that perfectly synchronizes both cars going around the Nurburing.
[Source: YouTube.com / Edmunds.com]