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"Godzilla" is its nickname, and embarrassing supercars at twice its sticker price is its favorite game. The Nissan GT-R is an innovative technology-laden supercar that excels in just about every single performance category — whether that requires blasting to 60 mph in less than three seconds or topping 190 mph on a long straight.
Other than its steep sticker price (especially for a Nissan) and thirst for premium unleaded fuel, the Nissan GT-R's only significant flaw is its mass. Loaded with nearly every performance goodie known to man, including all-wheel drive, the flagship tips the scales several hundred pounds heavier than its closest competitor. If Godzilla ever goes on a diet, it will be unstoppable.
Despite significant updates for last year, Nissan has again made improvements to its GT-R for the 2013 model year. The engine receives another 15 horsepower and 15 pound-feet of torque, the suspension has been re-tuned, a RearView monitor (backup camera) is now standard and there is new blue ambient lighting within the tachometer ring to match the appearance of the shift position indicator light.
The 2013 Nissan GT-R is a two-door coupe with seating for up to four passengers. The flagship high performance halo car of the automaker's lineup is offered in two trim levels: GT-R Premium and GT-R Black Edition.
All GT-R models are fitted with a twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter six-cylinder tuned to develop 545 horsepower and 463 pound-feet of torque. Mated to the all-aluminum engine is a six-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox with three electronic shift modes (Normal, R-mode and Save) and standard column-mounted paddle shifters. Power is sent to all four wheels through Nissan's ATTESA E-TS permanent all-wheel drive (AWD) with variable torque distribution designed to mimic rear-wheel-drive dynamics.
While both models are tailored for their performance mission, eight-way sport-bucket seats and full power accessories are standard. A Bose audio system, navigation, Bluetooth, heated seats and dual zone automatic climate control are also standard equipment in the Nissan GT-R. The Premium model features leather-appointed front seats with synthetic suede inserts, while the Black Edition is configured with black/red Recaro leather-appointed front seats. Other equipment distinguishing the Black Edition includes 20-inch forged-alloy Rays wheels (painted black), carbon-fiber rear spoiler and black/red interior treatments.
Optional equipment includes a Cold Weather package (special all-season coolant mix and all-season tires) on the Premium model and Super Silver metallic paint — available on either trim level.
The EPA rates the fuel economy of the 2013 Nissan GT-R at 16 mpg city, 23 mpg highway and 19 combined.
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