GT-R: fastest four-seater ever?

Posted by Sam Philip at 2:27 pm on Monday July 6, 2009

The Nissan GT-R has set another record – and Porsche can’t argue with this one. Godzilla has entered the Guinness Book of Records as the fastest accelerating four-seat production car, recording the 0-62mph run in 3.5 seconds.

That’s monumentally quick – especially considering it wasn’t even the stickier-tyred, very-slightly-more-torquey, very-slightly-lighter Spec V.

Even so, other independent tests have reported the stock GT-R going even quicker than three-point-five – we’ve seen data to suggest it’ll go as quick as 3.1 seconds.

Nonetheless, the Guinness record prompted an office debate: what’s likely to ever dethrone the GT-R as the fastest four-seater?

Lamborghini’s gone worryingly quiet on the Estoque, but if it ever arrives – and gets the Murcielago’s V12 with a mighty slug more torque – surely that’ll be close?

Porsche’s Panamera Turbo will hit 62mph in 4.2 seconds, so they’ll need to come up with something faster. A Panamera GT2, maybe?

And then there’s the Mitsubishi Evo X FQ-400. The fastest X yet will manage the sprint in around four seconds, but what about an FQ-500? Does Mitsubishi have a transmission that could cope with that?

Anyhow, let’s have your thoughts. What’s going to challenge the GT-R’s new record?

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  1. dord said...
    Monday July 6, 2009 at 2:47 pm Link to comment Report comment

    WOOOOAH I LOVE THE GTR I HAVE BEEN IN ONE ONCE IT WAS COOL!!!!!!!!!ps yay first comment

  2. Af said...
    Monday July 6, 2009 at 3:03 pm Link to comment Report comment

    cool…
    i guess…

  3. ajb said...
    Monday July 6, 2009 at 3:07 pm Link to comment Report comment

    Ariel Atom 4 seat, that should do the trick.

  4. stunningbunny said...
    Monday July 6, 2009 at 3:16 pm Link to comment Report comment

    Put four Americans in it and it’d struggle to beat a Smart ForTwo off the line…

    I have no idea what my point is, however. And I still really want one of these mentalist rice-rockets.

  5. PetrolHead247 said...
    Monday July 6, 2009 at 3:22 pm Link to comment Report comment

    Nissan have really been p****** off Porsche recently, now it seems there’s a war going on between them. I’m expecting Porsche to build a lighter, stiffer and quicker Panamera. I’m also expecting Aston and Lambo to come up with ways to lighten and stiffen they’re Rapide and Estoque so they’re much better round a bend and maybe throw in a bit more power.

    The GT-R’s rivals will certainly try and make a much faster car than the GT-R, but we just don’t know when. I doubt Mitsubishi are going to make an FQ-500, but they might make a track-day version of the FQ-400 with a stiffer setup and would probably be much lighter.

    Lamborghini will most-likely put their V12 engine in the Estoque, but what about a supercharged V8 too? Maybe even two superchargers? But it’s unlikely that they’ll be a track-day Estoque, but how about an Estoque LP670/4 SV?

    Porsche will almost certainly make a Panamera GT2 with more power, torque, a stiffer setup and will most likely be much lighter too. But a light-weight Panamera just doesn’t sound right and the majority of them would be brought by footballers.

    Aston Martin have gone quiet about the Rapide. It’s likely to have the V12 from the DBS and it’s probably stuffed with luxury items like massaging seats, satnav etc… But it’s unlikely that they’ll make a light-weight version.

    If they did i’d expect it to be called the Rapide S. It would be a little like the DBS compared to the DB9, or the V12 Vantage compared to the V8 Vantage with new carbon-fibre bits, new vents and less luxury bit ‘n’ bobs.

    This automotive war won’t end for a while now, but it will produce some stunning performance figures and incredible exotic motors. Soon though it will die-down and then they’ll be another automotive war, hmmmm… Maybe a top speed war?

  6. Af said...
    Monday July 6, 2009 at 3:25 pm Link to comment Report comment

    It doesn’t look very likely there will be an Estoque in the first place!
    Though Lambo’s coming up with a new replacement for the Murcie next year, quite looking forward to that!
    Though i guess its not gonna be as good as the SV!

  7. Stig's Irish Cousin said...
    Monday July 6, 2009 at 3:49 pm Link to comment Report comment

    The TG Renault Avantime might be quicker?
    No seriously, what about the Jag XFR that got the top speed record (there are so many records these days it’s hard to know which is which).
    Another possibility is sticking some seats back into a Ferrari 599 FXX!

  8. Matt said...
    Monday July 6, 2009 at 3:51 pm Link to comment Report comment

    There’s only one of these in my town, a bright red one with black leather interior. And a matching black&red baby seat in the back.

    I love the fact that who ever owns that car drives his/her kid around in it. I wonder if the child will grow up with a deformed face from the constant g forces?

    A *true* four seat sports car from the company that’s been using the tag line for years.

  9. YanthofromBelgium said...
    Monday July 6, 2009 at 4:10 pm Link to comment Report comment

    Well, I think, maybe an ridiculously souped-up Mazda RX8 might do the job; But then again, where would the passngers be seated? :-)

  10. A said...
    Monday July 6, 2009 at 4:42 pm Link to comment Report comment

    Wow, 3.1 seconds is extremely fast

  11. thejunkielimbo said...
    Monday July 6, 2009 at 4:43 pm Link to comment Report comment

    lets just put it this way..

    you wont be getting anything remotely close to the GTR’s performance figures for the same money it costs you, anywhere in the world.

    even if a four seater porsche or lambo could shave another milisecond off the GTR’s naught to sixty two record, it’d most certainly cost a million times more than the japanese pure breed of a racer. if anything, the only drawback that would catch anyone in a situation is e fact that the GTR’s afterall a Nissan. or a Datsun if you’re still living in the 70s.

    and its not like you dont get the comfort and big boys’ toys like satnav and leather interiors in the GTR is it? its just amazing, its a brilliant car and i think the most justified car money could buy today. unless of course your name is sheik.

  12. Deano179 said...
    Monday July 6, 2009 at 4:48 pm Link to comment Report comment

    A tweeked Ferrari 599 or even a stripped out and tweaked scag could do it? I love the idea of another power war between rival companys!

  13. Af said...
    Monday July 6, 2009 at 4:52 pm Link to comment Report comment

    They could maybe put 2 seats in the 911 GT2…
    Or maybe make the 911 turbo a rear wheel drive with a bigger turbo…

  14. jordan king said...
    Monday July 6, 2009 at 4:55 pm Link to comment Report comment

    i think the 2005 nissan skyline gtr z-tune is just as fast as the new gtr, maybe faster and i think it is a four door car

    from research the nissan skyline gtr z-tune specs:
    0-60mph-3.5 secs
    0-100mph-6.9 secs
    top speed-205 mph

  15. Jonathan said...
    Monday July 6, 2009 at 4:58 pm Link to comment Report comment

    What about the Ferrari 612? That car has a V12 at the front.

  16. Chris said...
    Monday July 6, 2009 at 5:01 pm Link to comment Report comment

    The question is whether you can really fit 4 people in it, though? Legroom is tight, and headroom even more so…still, it’s got 4 seats so technically it is a 4-seater…but then again if I put 2 seats on the roof of a Toyota iQ I could call it a 6-seater.
    Aston have a great opportunity to make the Rapide faster than this, and I thought Lambo said that they weren’t making the Estoque.
    Another good contender would be a 4-wheel drive Mercedes CL65 AMG…even with 2 wheels and a-lot of smoke, it can do it in around 4.4 secs, so with the extra grip of the front tyres, it would be quite close to the 3.5 second mark.
    A Merc E63 AMG 4MATIC is also another good contender…and besides being the world’s most streamlined car, it would also be the world’s fastest 4-seater and the world’s fastest 4-door…

  17. tombo said...
    Monday July 6, 2009 at 5:14 pm Link to comment Report comment

    i think the thing thats most impressive is that the GT-R is that quick and its got sat nav, and comfy leather seats, and a boot etc. Its damn impressive that its that fast even if it cost 3 times the price. Also anyone saying that a stripped out 612 or a panamera GT2 would be quicker would be just that, stripped out. They would get rid of all the mod cons just to save the weight that would b put straight back into the car when the owner threw his hefty golf clubs in the back…oh wait, they’d probably get rid of the boot a la MR2 to help even out the weight distribution just to get close to the GT-R, then we’re back to my original point…it’s a normal car thats half if not one third the cost of anythin remotely close to it.

  18. jimmy james said...
    Monday July 6, 2009 at 5:24 pm Link to comment Report comment

    when it does those times with 4 people seated in it’s seats I’ll stand up and clap.. porsche and lambo have nothing to fear.. after all this is still just a fast nissan for people with no sense for the finer things in life.. Remember, speed is not everything :D

  19. PetrolHead247 said...
    Monday July 6, 2009 at 6:02 pm Link to comment Report comment

    @ Jonathan (15): The 612 was capable of 0-60mph in around 4.3 seconds. It’s engine produced around 540bhp and 434lb.ft of torque, but it weighed around 1.7tons (1700kg) which would’ve slowed the car down significantly, but saying that the GT-R is around the same weight:

    GT-R & 612′s stats:

    GT-R 612
    Power: 480bhp 540bhp
    Torque: 430lb.ft 434lb.ft :)
    Weight: 1725kg 1740kg

    The GT-R has a few advantages though. It has 4WD so it’ll have better traction off the line, it’s body shape has been designed to direct as much air as possible to that huge rear spoiler, so that will also give it better traction.

    But the main reason why the GT-R is so fast is because it’s filled to the brim with technology which gives it the edge against it’s rivals.

  20. PetrolHead247 said...
    Monday July 6, 2009 at 6:05 pm Link to comment Report comment

    * Power: 480bhp (GT-R) 540bhp (612)
    Torque: 430lb.ft (GT-R) 434lb.ft (612)
    Weight: 1725kg (GT-R) 1740kg (612)

  21. Vincentius said...
    Monday July 6, 2009 at 6:31 pm Link to comment Report comment

    How about one of those >>1000 HP Skyline things. An R34 has 4 seats, right?

  22. Vincentius said...
    Monday July 6, 2009 at 6:32 pm Link to comment Report comment

    I found this film:

    If this is not a fake, it is really FAST!

  23. Lloydy said...
    Monday July 6, 2009 at 6:46 pm Link to comment Report comment

    vincentius, yes ok it may be fast but its ‘production’ meaning it has to produce a certain amount. and they are custom tuned.

    Bring on the SpecV

  24. Bigg Worm said...
    Monday July 6, 2009 at 7:47 pm Link to comment Report comment

    Well, to hit 60 in under 3.5 in a 4-seater it has to be
    - 500+ bhp
    - light
    - 4WD, to get it of the line quickly
    - and 4 seats, obviousliy

    so, i think the only place to look for such a car is far east. An Evo and an Impreza are the only cars who can do the job. The europeans are too heavy, too well made and have too much stuff in it.

    Isn´t Mitsubish connected to Mercedes in someway?
    Maybe they can provide a gear box for an Under-3.5-EVO.
    As seen on the SL Black, they can handle a lot of those torque ..er.. things

  25. Morgan said...
    Monday July 6, 2009 at 8:33 pm Link to comment Report comment

    there is 1 problem with this car;
    Kerry Katona Has 1.
    Surely it brings the coolness down a bit!?

  26. jimmy james said...
    Monday July 6, 2009 at 8:40 pm Link to comment Report comment

    gizmo nismo.. the only, and I can not but stress only enough, reason these times are possible is because all one has to do is buckle in, turn the engine, drop the ledfoot and wait for the gizmos to take over.. This is not a bad thing..it’s a little bit of tomorrow, today.. great for the book the more the car can do the less the need for driver input.. and they call it the driver’s car… well yes but.. no ! It’s like the spell check on your pc only faster..:D Is it really important to be able to spell ? When you’ve got spell check I suppose it isn’t.. is it okay for the driver to become the driven ? Nissan seem to think so…Soon the only thrill we’ll get fro driving fast is going to be avoiding the ticket..great and all this in the name of speed:D

  27. jimmy james said...
    Monday July 6, 2009 at 8:44 pm Link to comment Report comment

    ..for various reasons seriously uncool !

  28. jimmy james said...
    Monday July 6, 2009 at 8:48 pm Link to comment Report comment

    ..the 3. theeeeeeaaaaahh seconds is very very impressive non the less.. the fact that there happen to be 4 seats.. honestly, who really cares ?

  29. jimmy james said...
    Monday July 6, 2009 at 9:04 pm Link to comment Report comment

    ps at what temperature and on what type of surface did they do the runs ? How much fuel was there in the car ? What was the octane ? How much did the driver weigh ? Was there a driver at all ?? Ahh i dunno, bite me but I jsut can’t get myself to like it.. sorry y’all somehow I hope the car to beat it will come from italy, given their record on gizmos though I don;t think it’s going to happen.. well maybe once..or perhaps twice before ther computer says naaaaahh… :D

  30. lawl said...
    Monday July 6, 2009 at 9:29 pm Link to comment Report comment

    What is this? Looks like people are getting annoyed with the Porsche/Lambo “prestige” tax.

    Looks wise… GTR is miles cooler than the Panamera. That thing just looks like an awkward 911 and a 911 looks like an awkward VW.

  31. Stigsscottishcousin said...
    Monday July 6, 2009 at 9:31 pm Link to comment Report comment

    jimmy nobody cares about the track or tyre temp, Nissan GTR is faster than a porsche, what more could you want

  32. Sabs said...
    Monday July 6, 2009 at 10:18 pm Link to comment Report comment

    when aston martin do the rapide they could make a rapide s version maybe

  33. JamaicanSpeeder said...
    Monday July 6, 2009 at 10:23 pm Link to comment Report comment

    Well apart from the VSpec what about the Bristol Blenhiem? And have we not forgotten our Australian counterparts with their affinity for Corvette engines in Holden chassis especially with the new ZR1 engine. And if the tuners have their way, we could see near factory spec. Subarus and Evo’s touching the magical 3 sec mark to 60. It’s good to see more and more manufacturers making more “drivers” cars and reducing weight and using advanced technologies for their newer models and not just turning up the power wick. That being said, there is nothing wrong with more power.

  34. jimmy james said...
    Monday July 6, 2009 at 11:34 pm Link to comment Report comment

    @30 yes most things are miles cooler than the panamera or the 911 for that matter..the gtr is a 2 door, 4 seater coup tweaked performance car..and in that category I could think of a million things cooler than a nissan.. but that’s just my opinion, my sense of aesthetics, my choice, my preferance…

    and @31.. ebola spreads faster than aids..and I don’t want that either..:D

    jamaican speedster.. I agree, more drivers cars.. cars where the driver cars all the shots.. and not just the steering and that only in essence..:D

  35. Ramzy said...
    Tuesday July 7, 2009 at 12:09 am Link to comment Report comment

    im still amazed at the gtr’s time around the top gear track… which is more suited to more powerful cars!

  36. ME said...
    Tuesday July 7, 2009 at 12:19 am Link to comment Report comment

    Porsche 911 gt3. Take the scaffolding out and put 2 more seats in.

  37. Quattro said...
    Tuesday July 7, 2009 at 1:00 am Link to comment Report comment

    Don’t know if Bugatti’s going to go ahead and build the Royale 4dr. but if they do I suppose that will be definitely rapid… Veyron-quick?

  38. jeremy zachmann said...
    Tuesday July 7, 2009 at 1:41 am Link to comment Report comment

    So what about the nismo Z-tune ? Wasn’t that fitted with racing parts? it had four seats as well.

  39. A wise little dog said...
    Tuesday July 7, 2009 at 2:47 am Link to comment Report comment

    how about throw the m5 v10 into the m3, pump up the torque a bit and see what it can do! OR put a nice v10 from CLK black into the C63 (i know its already mad enough) and watch it destroy its tyres in 10 seconds right after it hits 60

  40. El pibe said...
    Tuesday July 7, 2009 at 2:51 am Link to comment Report comment

    @post #39

    in that case, the car wont move, its chuck norris who moves the earth for it

  41. ari said...
    Tuesday July 7, 2009 at 4:07 am Link to comment Report comment

    some kind of tuned ferrari 612…or what bout the cts-v with the engine straight from the zr-1, not the current de-tuned one. that would be sick!

  42. Showie said...
    Tuesday July 7, 2009 at 7:18 am Link to comment Report comment

    when’s Ferrari going to produce the successor to the Scaglietti.. that’s when the record will be broken. but i think the 612 should just have tweaks done to it for another few years because it is the best looking Ferrari on sale in my opinion. maybe throw the engine from the GT-B in, the E-Diff from the Scud and up the aerodynamics under the car, enzo like?

  43. Showie said...
    Tuesday July 7, 2009 at 7:20 am Link to comment Report comment

    to post 38, yeah i agree. the Z-Tune was insanely mad and you would want to hope its faster.. looks better too.

  44. Mikeado said...
    Tuesday July 7, 2009 at 7:22 am Link to comment Report comment

    Hopefully nothing will. I love this car.

    Can’t wait for a NISMO version.

  45. Mikeado said...
    Tuesday July 7, 2009 at 7:23 am Link to comment Report comment

    btw people, the V-Spec only has 2 seats.

  46. Showie said...
    Tuesday July 7, 2009 at 7:27 am Link to comment Report comment

    to post 35, Zonda beats Veyron..? its just a track thats set out to test cars properly i think.

  47. Mikeado said...
    Tuesday July 7, 2009 at 9:13 am Link to comment Report comment

    (@46 – The Veyron’s 1880kg kerbweight had something to do with it. Jezza has called it a “power circuit”.)

    It would take a 600bhp Panamera Turbo S with racing tyres for Porsche to beat a GT-R, or I suppose a 997 Turbo S. But they already cost twice as much, and a GT-R is infinitely cooler than a Porker. People go “Oh cool, a Porsche”, but they’re like “WTF? WOAH, A GT-R!!”. I’ve seen it happen.

    Plus, £55k for a car that laps a track faster than a £300k SLR or Carrera GT, then cruises home again? It’s like some kind of miracle car!

    The day when a NISMO R35 Z-Tune appears a few years from now will be a wonderous day…

  48. Steve said...
    Tuesday July 7, 2009 at 9:14 am Link to comment Report comment

    To Morgan (25). Shhhhhhh, we’re trying to ignore that. Hopefully the debt collectors will be round her house to take it off her shortly.

    Saw the GT-R Black at Goodwood at the weekend and its pant wettingly good. Nissan were also giving out some uber-pervy hardback brochures for the GT-R!

  49. jimmy james said...
    Tuesday July 7, 2009 at 10:36 am Link to comment Report comment

    a couple of weeks ago JLR had a supercar weekend do at their hq in gaydon.. Lines of various lambos, tvrs, fezzaz, cobras, astons, de loreans..gt40′s..if you’ve dreamt it, it was there..some of the best looking cars were from the 60′s and 70′s..they were fabulous and parked in the middle of all this..like dog poo on the turd..they had one of these next to a tuned to death 300zx.. people just walked by.. the owner even started reving the engine to try capture some attention but nobody seemed to care..it was actually quite annoying.. than again the avreage spectator was 3-4 times 15… so take sony’s playstation out of the equation and this car all of a sudden seems to make sense at 55k and considering what else that will buy you.I think it’s overpriced.. but yes it is fast no doubt about that.. but so is a mitsu evo, a sub, or an intel processor.. what it doesn’t have is soul.. it has chips instead.. as for the looks…well for better or worse distinctly japanese..

  50. fuzz said...
    Tuesday July 7, 2009 at 11:38 am Link to comment Report comment

    The 2002 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Supercar seats 4 and does it in 3.1 seconds.

    I’m sure a used one would cost alot, and I’m sure 4 people would fit very uncomfortably.

    Maybe the Guinness Book of Records should check it out.

  51. someone said...
    Tuesday July 7, 2009 at 11:45 am Link to comment Report comment

    I sense a competition coming up between the supercars companies!!!!!

  52. The One said...
    Tuesday July 7, 2009 at 11:48 am Link to comment Report comment

    4 seat Veyon anyone?

  53. Steve said...
    Tuesday July 7, 2009 at 12:04 pm Link to comment Report comment

    Jimmy James: I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Sure, cars like the GT40 are beautiful in a way that modern cars are never likely to match. But the performance cars emerging from Japan over the last 15 years offer the sort of performance you could only dream of owning in the form of a supercar; except now its in a car that seats four and even has an air of practicality.

    I love classic 60 & 70’s cars but, having grown up with them, I have as much fondness and respect for Japanese classics as I do for the older cars (yes, I realise it may be hard for some people to acknowledge any Japanese car as “classic”).

    The only problem with affordable performance cars is, as you’ve discovered, they’re now within the reach of some younger folks who need to grow up a bit.

  54. asg said...
    Tuesday July 7, 2009 at 2:08 pm Link to comment Report comment

    How about a Mercedes E65 AMG black series coupe??
    Or a Ferrari 599 scuderia?? Or even a Subaru Impreza Coupe, like the good ol’ times, or even a 4 seater lotus, whats the 0-60 for the new one, the Evora??, if they put a supercharger, and take out everything in it in true Lots fashion, then maybe, just maybe…

    p.s. if a lotus evora was to be stripped, then maybe it will lose its back seats… :(

  55. MSDosser said...
    Tuesday July 7, 2009 at 3:31 pm Link to comment Report comment

    It just makes me smile how a supposed low-end manufacturer like Nissan is really upsetting the big boys… esp Porsche. Let’s face it, there is badge snobbery that will always distance some drivers from the GTR, but when it comes to performance, you can’t argue with the figures (that is,unless you work for Porsche! ;)). For a car that dwarfs the previous generation R34 GTR in size, the GTR is a true force to be reckoned with… badge or no badge.
    As for something challenge it..? Hmm… if Prodrive or the like got to tinker with the FQ400 perhaps, or a tuned up Focus RS… but it would have to go on a serious diet and be heavily tuned… but currently, there’s nothing stock out there that would trouble it… I think BMW and Mercedes will be hot into the fray, and no doubt Audi will get there elbows in there too!! lol… should be fun!!

  56. Master Bean said...
    Tuesday July 7, 2009 at 3:34 pm Link to comment Report comment

    I was thinking more like the Brabus Rocket since that can actually seat 4 people. The GTR really has no room in the back for anyone who is human. Even with the seat furthest forward I could not even attempt so sit in the back and I’m 6″2′ which is kind of human size.

  57. MSDosser said...
    Tuesday July 7, 2009 at 3:41 pm Link to comment Report comment

    Brabus Rocket is a good call…

  58. asda said...
    Tuesday July 7, 2009 at 4:40 pm Link to comment Report comment

    what about the ferrari 612 scaglietti? doesnt it have four seats?

  59. dord said...
    Tuesday July 7, 2009 at 4:50 pm Link to comment Report comment

    why r hardly any of u talking about GTRs

  60. jamjam said...
    Tuesday July 7, 2009 at 5:31 pm Link to comment Report comment

    I know a koniesegeggesesge 4 seater!!
    Now that would show all these big companys how its done! they could even call it a saab!

  61. Casper said...
    Tuesday July 7, 2009 at 6:10 pm Link to comment Report comment

    Yay! Love that car, for so many reasons. The main reason is it’s very “IN YOUR FACE” to Porsche, Ferrari and many others! Brilliant brilliant brilliant car!

  62. ed14 said...
    Tuesday July 7, 2009 at 7:10 pm Link to comment Report comment

    amazing car

  63. CTSV said...
    Tuesday July 7, 2009 at 9:23 pm Link to comment Report comment

    The key isn’t if a Porsche has 600bhp but if it can translate it to the tarmac better than the GTR.

    BTW here in America GTR badge > Porsche badge. *Yawn another 80k Porsche 911…lamer could have got a GTR for less*

  64. JC said...
    Tuesday July 7, 2009 at 9:28 pm Link to comment Report comment

    Try ARONLINE for a great automative website.

  65. Topgear is naff said...
    Tuesday July 7, 2009 at 9:29 pm Link to comment Report comment

    This is the most boring website ever – and ugly too.

  66. Matt said...
    Tuesday July 7, 2009 at 10:39 pm Link to comment Report comment

    Is this really a four seater? It’s bending the rules a bit there isn’t much room at the back. If you include modded aka tuned cars in this then there are loads of German and Japanese super saloons with much better space inside and four proper seats that are as quick, or quicker, in a straight line.

  67. bobsyerunkle said...
    Wednesday July 8, 2009 at 1:30 am Link to comment Report comment

    Who really cares? I don’t know one that goes from 0-62 and that’s it. What happens after 62? What if you were to come across a runway and race over say a mile?
    What is the fastest 4 seater to a mile anyway?
    And at what point do the rear seats get called parcel space?
    I think all this 0-60 (62) got out of hand years ago when it wa the speed limit and most cars would take in excexx of 15 seconds to get to it.
    Now its down below 5 seconds for most quick stuff.
    When there are quite a few cars below 4s it really seems like nit picking to get a tenth here and there.
    Its even more pointless since a lot of manufacturers have set the cars up to do just this test.

    I say lets start testing cars 0-70.
    It makes perfect sense because its the new speed limit and more importantly it should pick out all the gearing cheats that can just nudge 63 on the limiter.

  68. Ian said...
    Wednesday July 8, 2009 at 9:22 am Link to comment Report comment

    Maestro turbo.Fastest front wheel drive car in the world at the time…remember this and say it aloud every morning

  69. richie boy said...
    Wednesday July 8, 2009 at 9:26 am Link to comment Report comment

    lets be honest lads the GTR is a beast i got mine 3weeks ago and honestly ive never been in anything so fast in all my life…. 4get STi’s and evo’s GTR POWER ALL THE WAY!!!!!!!!

  70. MSDosser said...
    Wednesday July 8, 2009 at 11:13 am Link to comment Report comment

    Well we know that the GTR will eat STi’s and Evo’s for breakfast and come back for seconds, but I am really struggling to think of a another car that would beat 3.5. And at 0-60 in 6.7 seconds, I don’t think the Maestro Turbo cuts the mustard….

  71. Graham Potter said...
    Wednesday July 8, 2009 at 12:50 pm Link to comment Report comment

    It’s hard to see what could top that. I doubt Aston could make a car light enough to challenge. Porsche does seem the best bet. Given their penchant for endless versions of the same car, I’m sure there will be a GT2, then a 3 then an RS……..

  72. jimmy james said...
    Wednesday July 8, 2009 at 3:58 pm Link to comment Report comment

    porsche isn’t alone in cloning their models… ppl at gtr put in quite an effort as well :D.. 0-70 seems to be a great idea btw.. and 70-0 could twin it.. and for those who actually bought one..try see how long it takes you to get the 3.5s result..be careful though, some say it falls to pieces on the 9th go..:D

  73. BoBBy said...
    Wednesday July 8, 2009 at 5:37 pm Link to comment Report comment

    If you think about it, its just about a second slower than the veyrone. And a GTR is a whole second cheaper!!!

  74. BoBBy said...
    Wednesday July 8, 2009 at 5:38 pm Link to comment Report comment

    P.S
    @ jimmy james
    What does ppl stand for??

  75. buffy said...
    Wednesday July 8, 2009 at 7:55 pm Link to comment Report comment

    TBH I think they are brilliant cars but I won’t be selling my Current Skyline to be buying one,
    My R33 is 420 bhp with 400 ft/lbs and about 300 kg’s lighter
    Another reason I won’t be buying the new GTR is this…..
    In Japan this car is around 30k here it’s nearly 70k
    It does not cost twice as much to send it over here, It’s called stitch up the brits as they will pay ;)

  76. jimmy james said...
    Thursday July 9, 2009 at 4:33 pm Link to comment Report comment

    ppl=people in a “can’t be arsed to type the whole word” kind of way…:D

    This car, for what it’s worth reminds of the paralympics.. doesn’t matter if you win, you’re still retarded..:D no disrespect to any participants I’m simplyu being blunt but truthfull..:D

  77. Mikeado said...
    Friday July 10, 2009 at 11:54 am Link to comment Report comment

    buffy, it’s actually £55-60k deoending on what spec you get. There are sod all options so it really will cost that much. Still more expensive than in its country, but I’ve never come across a product of any kind that’s the same price in every continent (We have VAT also, whereas I don’t think the Japs do).

    Also, I like the sound of your R33!

  78. Steve said...
    Friday July 10, 2009 at 12:10 pm Link to comment Report comment

    Jimmy James: I agreed with your earlier comment (to an extent), but when you start making stupid statements (post 76) you’re really just shooting yourself (and your point) in the foot.

    Explain to me the correlation between buying a GT-R and being “retarded” (as you so delicately put it)?

  79. Andy,10 said...
    Friday July 10, 2009 at 2:48 pm Link to comment Report comment

    I Saw One The Other Day in Paisley It’s Hot!!!

  80. Si558 said...
    Friday July 10, 2009 at 3:01 pm Link to comment Report comment

    How about a Bugatti Veyron towing a Chesterfield sofa?

    I’ve noticed that all the suggestions for contenders to the GT-R’s crown are cars that are likely to cost AT LEAST twice as much again as the Nissan.

  81. jimmy james said...
    Friday July 10, 2009 at 4:10 pm Link to comment Report comment

    ..sorry steve..:D

    ..I didn’t intend my criticism on the car itself to reflect on the person who buys one but now that you mention it…

    all sarcasm aside, I’m simply a very irrelevent bit annoyed with some of the comments claiming fezza, lambo, porsche inferiority by degrading them in comparison to the gtr. I know, it’s a bit stupid.. almost as silly as checking this blog on an almost daily basis.. apologies :D no offence meant, hope none’s taken..

  82. JB96 said...
    Friday July 10, 2009 at 10:34 pm Link to comment Report comment

    i love the gtr and i love the old version, the r34. i think its a hell of a fast car and will be the quickest accelerating car for a while yet. unless you can get a veyron and are able to squeeze two child seats in somewhere… but that might not count

  83. Beardy Branson said...
    Sunday July 12, 2009 at 11:01 am Link to comment Report comment

    That Nissan deserves to be the fastest i love it iv’e got it as a screensaver.

  84. JCA said...
    Sunday July 12, 2009 at 4:41 pm Link to comment Report comment

    G-Power M5/6? top speed at 225-230mph

  85. Jason said...
    Monday July 13, 2009 at 12:53 pm Link to comment Report comment

    The Hennessey GTR does it in 2.9 Seconds…

  86. stunt man said...
    Monday July 13, 2009 at 4:56 pm Link to comment Report comment

    gemltmen..you have the WATCGHES but we have the TIME… under 4 seconds who really really cares ? I know i don’t.

  87. james said...
    Wednesday July 15, 2009 at 11:28 am Link to comment Report comment

    i dont think that the GTR should be given praise for a number tbh. sounds terrible though. a car of this pace sounds like a Bugatti Veyron and believe me thats no good thing. Still not convinced? about to post a comment on how you completely disagree with me? murcielago SV there that’ll shut you up. Thats what cars like this should sound like. SHATTERING, SCREAMING, EARTH-DESTROYED SHREIKS! no point having a fast car that doesn’t sound or look exciting in my mind

  88. jjwq8 said...
    Wednesday July 15, 2009 at 12:10 pm Link to comment Report comment

    A reliant robin on a level crossing will go from 0 to infinity in less than a second so what is so F###ing special about the GT-R?

  89. americaman said...
    Wednesday July 15, 2009 at 12:52 pm Link to comment Report comment

    there is a video on youtube of an m5 going 0-60 in 3.8 secs.

    do three seaters count?

    the mclaren f1 could definitely be a challenger

  90. johnjoe said...
    Wednesday July 15, 2009 at 9:19 pm Link to comment Report comment

    european car makers make much better looking cars. and they do make their cars much more pleasurable to drive eg alfa romeo. now its only a matter of time before porche or some other company breaks this record but the fact of the matter is that speed does not make a car great it is the driving of a car how it handles makes noise and sounds.

  91. Dare Devil said...
    Tuesday July 21, 2009 at 1:44 am Link to comment Report comment

    yeah i reckon a 4 seater atom would do it to… perhaps even a 4 seater veyron?

  92. Ed Brook Shanahan said...
    Thursday November 19, 2009 at 8:03 pm Link to comment Report comment

    I think the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti is a muck nicer car to drive than the GTR and that V12 sounds alot nicer than the V6 GTR.
    Just because its point 5 of a second slower to 60 mph, the Ferrari’s Top speed of 200mph is alot greater than the GTR’S and its a Ferrari! thats worth at least £50,000 oh yur a GTR!

  93. dave said...
    Wednesday December 2, 2009 at 4:31 pm Link to comment Report comment

    Ferrari 612 Scaglietti obviosly…..

  94. Mick Jesop said...
    Wednesday December 2, 2009 at 4:33 pm Link to comment Report comment

    I have 5 Ferraries and the 612 is by far the best in G.T ways. I also have a GTR, but sold it because i hated it. I didn’t even know how to turn the sat-nav on!

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