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For the ultimate in track-day performance, look no further than the 2013 Nissan GT-R.

The GT-R was bred with one purpose in mind: move rapidly from point A to point B. The exterior of the GT-R is formed to this end both in form and in function, it just looks fast. With a long, flat hood and angular features, the GT-R looks more brutish than sporty. Lightweight 20-inch wheels are standard. The small indents and vents seen around the exterior are purpose driven, funneling air to provide downforce that helps keep the GT-R flat in the bends.

Every year, Nissan seems to make a few tweaks to the GT-R formula and 2013 is no exception. A backup camera is now standard, the suspension tuning has been tweaked, and Black Edition GT-Rs add a handmade carbon fiber rear spoiler. There were also a few tweaks to be found in the engine bay.

For 2013, the twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V-6 makes 545-horsepower and 463 pounds-feet of torque, an increase of 15 in each category compared to last year. Power runs through a six-speed transmission with auto and manual modes (paddle shifters) that is rear mounted for greater balance. Rear-biased all-wheel drive is standard. The engine itself is handcrafted in a clean-room by a single master technician. All of these things combine to give the GT-R a 0-60 mph time below four seconds.

The interior of the GT-R features a driver-centric center console and large instruments. Seating is heavily bolstered to keep occupants planted even under hard cornering. Technically the GT-R can seat four passengers, but trying to fit anything larger than a kid in the back is some kind of cruel and unusual punishment. Standard features include powered/heated front seats, USB/iPod port, Bluetooth connectivity, navigation system, and a multi-information display that can be customized to show important information like the engine coolant or oil temperature, transmission temperature, turbo boost, lateral G-forces, etc. Black Edition GT-Rs add Recaro sport seats.

Standard safety features include side-impact and side curtain airbags, antilock disc brakes, and an electronic stability system.

There is fast, then there is ludicrous amounts of speed, and the 2013 Nissan GT-R falls into the latter category.

EPA Fuel Economy

  • City: 16 MPG
  • Highway: 23 MPG

Consumer Reviews Summary

Overall Rating:

6 of 7 (85%) consumers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.

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