2009 Nissan GT-R: 0-60 in 3.5 and 27.4mpg
September 26, 2008
With all of the hubbub surrounding the recent repairs on our long term 2009 Nissan GT-R we thought we'd bring things back around and focus on the point of the GT-R: going fast.
We ran our GT-R (our car purchased from a dealership, not a press vehicle) through all of our normal performance tests, 0-60, 1/4-mile, 60-0, slalom and skidpad.
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2009 Nissan GT-R Performance Test:
0-60 with rollout: 3.5
1/4-mile: 12.0 @ 114.7
Comments: "Seems like both the driver and the car are working properly, but this isn't as quick as we've seen in the past. Launch is good, but 60 and 1/4 (times) are off slightly. Got noticeably slower the more we ran it. Quit at 4 runs."
60-0: 108 feet
30-0: 28 feet
Comments: "Again, everything feels to spec, yet 108 is a long way from previous 98 ft best."
Slalom: 73.6 mph
Comments: "Suddenly the GT-R feels 400-lbs lighter in the slalom. The biggest challenge is not hitting cones (especially on the driver's right side). Discovered a counter intuitive trait this time: if it understeers, wood the throttle and let the computers take care of it."
Skidpad: .91 G
Comments: "All setting on full attack but it understeered its way to a .091G. Seems "off" to me."
Oh, about that 27.4 mpg thing. On the same day as this test I was charged with escorting a test car, ferried by trailer, on a 250+ mile trek. We were limited to Trucks with Trailer speed limits (which were occasionally ignored by my right foot) on California's 5 highway. The digital display read 29.5, but our calculations had it a bit lower; 27.4. Beats my best Z06 mileage (25.5) by a hair.
Mike Magrath, Vehicle Testing Assistant @ 5,000 miles