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Nissan GT-R resets 0-100 km/h time to 3 seconds (copyright image)

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12th December, 2010

A 2011 Model Year Nissan GT-R has set a new acceleration benchmark, taking just a tiny fraction over three seconds to sprint from 0-100 km/h.

Even more impressive, Nissan engineers said the time would have been even faster had the road temperature been higher than the 13 degrees on the test day in Japan last month.

Witnessed by a group of Japanese journalists and recorded by a V-Box measuring device at the Sendai Highland Raceway, the standard production R35 model GT-R took just 3.046 seconds to reach 100 km/h from a standing start on the circuit’s main straight.

Kazutoshi Mizuno, Chief Engineer and ‘Godfather’ of the R35 Nissan GT-R, told journalists that with warmer track temperatures “the GT-R will reach the world of two seconds!”

The 2011 GT-R achieves its maximum acceleration when the driver selects ‘R-Mode’ and activates the latest R35’s revised ‘VDC-R’ traction programme to maximise tyre grip and engine performance.

The R-Mode also offers the most aggressive traction, braking and gear-change settings for high performance driving.

However, even in the less aggressive ‘A-mode’, journalists at the Highland Raceway test were still able to achieve 3.1 seconds for the 0-100 km/h dash.

The 2011 Model Year R35 will go on sale in Australia in March priced from $168,800* plus on-road costs.

Along with increased power, the up-rated traction system and other features, two new colours – GT Blue and Jet Black – will be added to the current palette.

NOTE: * Price quoted is the Manufacturer's List Price (MLP) which excludes on-road costs, such as dealer delivery fees and the state/territory statutory charges. Additionally, prices, fees and charges are subject to change without notice.


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