2011 Nissan GT-R Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2011 Nissan GT-R - Road Test Specs

2009 Nisan Gt-r Coupe

(3.8L V6 Twin-turbo AWD 6-speed Automated Manual)


Model year2009
Style2009 Nissan GT-R Premium 2dr Coupe AWD (3.8L 6cyl Turbo 6AM)
Base MSRP$79,090
Options on test vehicleiPod Interface ($400); GT-R Floor Mats ($280).
As-tested MSRP$80,770


Drive typeAll-wheel drive
Engine typeV6
Displacement (cc/cu-in)3,799/232
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDouble overhead camshaft
Compression ratio (x:1)9.0
Redline (rpm)7,000
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)480 @ 6,400
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)430 @ 3,200
Transmission type6-speed automated manual
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I = 4.056, II = 2.301, III = 1.595, IV = 1.248, V = 1.001, VI = 0.796, R = 3.383, Final Drive = 3.700


Suspension, frontDouble wishbone
Suspension, rearMultilink
Steering typeSpeed-proportional power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)15.0:1
Tire brandBridgestone
Tire modelPotenza RE070R
Tire typePerformance
Tire size, front255/40R20 Y
Tire size, rear285/35R20 Y
Wheel size20-by-9.5 inches front -- 20-by-10.5 inches rear
Wheel materialPainted alloy
Brakes, frontVentilated disc
Brakes, rearVentilated disc

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)2.6
0-60 mph (sec.)3.9
0-75 mph (sec.)5.5
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)12.0 @ 114.7
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)3.5
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)2.8
60-0 mph (ft.)108
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)73.6
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.91
Sound level @ idle (dB)43.5
@ Full throttle (dB)66.2
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)64.8

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsSeems 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 quarter-mile are off slightly. Got noticeably slower the more we ran it. Quit at five runs.
Braking ratingExcellent
Braking commentsAgain, everything feels to spec, yet 108 is a long way from 98 previous best.
Handling ratingExcellent
Handling commentsAll settings on full attack, but it understeers its way to a 0.91 orbit. Seems "off" to me, especially given this track's ideal surface. In the slalom, suddenly the GT-R feels 400 pounds lighter in the slalom. The biggest challenge is not hitting cones (especially on the driver's right side). Discovered a counterintuitive trait this time: If it understeers, wood the throttle and let the computers take care of it.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)421
Temperature (°F)93.38
Wind (mph, direction)5 North

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)16 city/21 highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)18
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)19.5

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,858
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)3,918
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)55/45
Length (in.)183.3
Width (in.)74.6
Height (in.)53.9
Wheelbase (in.)109.5
Track, front (in.)62.6
Track, rear (in.)63.0
Turning circle (ft.)36.6
Legroom, front (in.)44.6
Legroom, rear (in.)26.4
Headroom, front (in.)38.1
Headroom, rear (in.)33.5
Seating capacity4
Cargo volume (cu-ft)8.8
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)Seats do not fold


Bumper-to-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain5 years/60,000 miles
Corrosion5 years/Unlimited mileage
Roadside assistance3 years/36,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenance3 years (covers annual drivetrain and wheel alignment inspections with adjustments performed as needed; oil changes and wear-related repairs not included)


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard dual front
Head airbagsStandard front
Knee airbagsNot available
Antilock brakes4-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsBraking assist, electronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Rollover protectionNot tested
Tire-pressure monitoring systemTire-pressure monitoring
Emergency assistance systemNot available
NHTSA crash test, driverNot tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot tested

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