2013 Nissan GT-R Premium Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2013 Nissan GT-R - Road Test Specs

2013 Nissan GT-R Coupe

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


Year Make Model2013 Nissan GT-R Premium 2dr Coupe AWD (3.8L 6cyl Turbo 6AM)
Vehicle TypeAWD 2dr 4-passenger Coupe
Base MSRP$97,820
Options on test vehicleSuper Silver Paint ($3,000).
As-tested MSRP$97,820
Assembly locationTochigi, Japan


ConfigurationLongitudinal, front-engine, all-wheel drive
Engine typeTwin-turbocharged, port-injected V6, gasoline
Displacement (cc/cu-in)3,839/234
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDOHC, 4 valves per cylinder, variable intake + exhaust-valve timing
Compression ratio (x:1)9.0
Redline, indicated (rpm)7,000
Fuel cutoff/rev limiter (rpm)7,000
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)545 @ 6,400
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)463 @ 3,200-5,800
Fuel typePremium unleaded (recommended)
Transmission typeSix-speed auto-double-clutch manual and column-mounted paddles with sport/competition modes
Transmission ratios (x:1)I = 4.06; II = 2.30; III = 1.60; IV = 1.25; V = 1.00; VI = 0.80; R = 3.38
Final-drive ratio (x:1)Front: 2.94, Rear: 3.70
Differential(s)Front: open; Center: multiplate electronically contolled clutch with variable torque split; Rear: 1.5-way clutch type


Suspension, frontIndependent double wishbones, coil springs, driver-adjustable three-mode variable dampers, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent multilink, coil springs, driver-adjustable three-mode variable dampers, stabilizer bar
Steering typeSpeed-proportional, rack-and-pinion power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)15.0
Tire make and modelDunlop SP Sport Maxx GT600 DSST CTT
Tire typeAsymmetrical summer, performance (29 psi cold front; 29 psi cold rear)
Tire size, front255/40ZRF20 (97Y)
Tire size, rear285/35ZRF20 (97Y)
Wheel size, front20-by-9.5 inches
Wheel size, rear20-by-10.5 inches
Wheel materialForged aluminum
Brakes, front15.4-inch two-piece ventilated cross-drilled discs with six-piston fixed calipers
Brakes, rear15-inch two-piece ventilated cross-drilled discs with four-piston fixed calipers

Track Test Results

Acceleration, 0-30 mph (sec.)1.3
0-45 mph (sec.)2.0
0-60 mph (sec.)3.1
0-75 mph (sec.)4.4
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)11.1 @ 123.3
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)2.9
0-30 mph, trac ON (sec.)2.3
0-45 mph, trac ON (sec.)3.2
0-60 mph, trac ON (sec.)4.3
0-75 mph, trac ON (sec.)5.7
1/4-mile, trac ON (sec. @ mph)12.1 @ 122.1
0-60, trac ON with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)3.9
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)26
60-0 mph (ft.)106
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)73.7
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph) ESC ON73.7
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.99
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g) ESC ON1.01
Sound level @ idle (dB)51.0
@ Full throttle (dB)81.7
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)71.3
Engine speed @ 70 mph (rpm)2,500

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsFast but finicky. Was inexplicably slow for the first four or five launches, even with the 4,000-rpm launch control engaged. And then suddenly on the seventh attempt, it launched properly, with full power and all four tires spinning. Quickest run was in transmission "A" setting, letting the computer make the super-fast upshifts itself. Manual shifting is via steering-column-mounted paddles. Holds gears to rev limiter. Blips throttle on downshifts.
Braking commentsErratic stopping distances, but incredibly stable and secure. Pedal is firm, but I expected it would be even firmer. First stop was 111 feet. Best stop was 6th (out of 7) at 106 feet. Worst was third stop at 113 feet.
Handling commentsSkid pad: Lots and lots of grip here. Odd that clockwise direction was ever so slightly quicker than counter-clockwise, both with ESC off and ESC on. Modulating the throttle didn't do a whole lot to alter the GT-R's attitude. Slalom: Downright amazing around the cones. Quick, precise steering and lots of grip. Very confidence-inspiring, and not as on edge as most cars that can achieve nearly 74 mph. Getting on the throttle early around the second-to-last cone would bring the tail out nicely, even with the all-wheel drive. "R" VDC mode, which allows some ESC intervention, proved just as quick as with everything turned off.

Testing Conditions

Test date12/14/2011
Test locationCalifornia Speedway
Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)55.06
Relative humidity (%)53.5
Barometric pressure (in. Hg)29.15
Wind (mph, direction)2.25, crosswind
Odometer (mi.)3,433
Fuel used for test91-octane gasoline
As-tested tire pressures, f/r (psi)29/29

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)16 city/23 highway/19 combined mpg (est.)
Edmunds observed (mpg)17.5 worst/18.1 best/17.8 average
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)19.5
Driving range (mi.)448.5

Audio and Advanced Technology

Stereo descriptionEleven-speaker Bose audio system with two subwoofers
iPod/digital media compatibilityStandard iPod via USB jack
Satellite radioStandard XM
Hard-drive music storage capacity (Gb)Standard 9.3GB music storage capacity
Rear seat video and entertainmentNot available
Bluetooth phone connectivityStandard
Navigation systemStandard with traffic/weather and 7-inch display screen
Smart entry/StartStandard ignition doors
Parking aidsStandard back-up camera
Blind-spot detectionNot available
Adaptive cruise controlNot available
Lane-departure monitoringNot available
Collision warning/avoidanceNot available
Night VisionNot available

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,829
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)3,892
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)55/45
Length (in.)183.1
Width (in.)74.9
Height (in.)54.0
Wheelbase (in.)109.4
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
Shoulder room, front (in.)54.3
Shoulder room, rear (in.)50.0
Seating capacity4
Step-in height, measured (in.)14.4
Trunk volume (cu-ft)8.8
Cargo loading height, measured (in.)35.3
GVWR (lbs.)4,669


Bumper-to-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain5 years/60,000 miles
Corrosion5 years

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