Top Gear has something to say about the 2012 Nissan GT-R

July 18, 2011

Top Gear UK reviewed the 2012 Nissan GT-R on last night’s episode, and I think it’s fair to say that they liked it.  A car that both James & Jeremy want to own?  That’s got to be a first!

As you’ll see in the episode, Jeremy uses his face to measure the g-forces in the GT-R, and runs a little drag race against the fastest Jaguar, the XFR-S.

Jeremy Clarkson driving the 2012 Nissan GT-R

Jeremy Clarkson driving the 2012 Nissan GT-R

Video: Top Gear Season 17, Episode 4 (Note: the following video plays in 10-minute segments)

http://www.dpccars.com/car-videos-11/07-18-11page-Top-Gear-Season-17-Episode-4.htm


To give you an idea of just how good the 2012 GT-R is, here’s a list of the fastest 20 cars around the Top Gear test track.
p Time

1:15.1 – Ariel Atom 500 V8
1:16.2 – McLaren MP4-12C
1:16.8 – Bugatti Veyron Super Sport
1:17.1 – Gumpert Apollo S
1:17.3 – Ascari A10
1:17.6 – Koenigsegg CCX (with Top Gear Wing)
1:17.7 – Noble M600 (cold)
1:17.8 – Nissan GTR (MY2011)
1:17.8 – Pagani Zonda Roadster F
1:17.9 – Caterham Seven Superlight R500 (cold)
1:18.3 – Bugatti Veyron 16.4
1:18.4 – Pagani Zonda F
1:18.9 – Maserati MC12
1:19.0 – Lamborghini Murciélago LP670-4 SuperVeloce
1:19.0 – Enzo Ferrari
1:19.1 – Ferrari 458 Italia
1:19.5 – Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4
1:19.5 – Porsche 997 GT2
1:19.5 – Ariel Atom 2 300
1:19.7 – Nissan GT-R
1:19.7 – Ferrari 430 Scuderia

Now, let’s see how these cars compare on price…

$230,000 1:15.1 – Ariel Atom 500 V8
$229,000 1:16.2 – McLaren MP4-12C
$2,400,000 1:16.8 – Bugatti Veyron Super Sport
$500,000 1:17.1 – Gumpert Apollo S
$650,000 1:17.3 – Ascari A10
$650,000 1:17.6 – Koenigsegg CCX (with Top Gear Wing)
$330,000 1:17.7 – Noble M600 (cold)
$89,950 1:17.8 – Nissan GTR (MY2011)
$660,000 1:17.8 – Pagani Zonda Roadster F
$67,000 1:17.9 – Caterham Seven Superlight R500 (cold)
$1,200,000 1:18.3 – Bugatti Veyron 16.4
$660,000 1:18.4 – Pagani Zonda F
$770,000 1:18.9 – Maserati MC12
$455,000 1:19.0 – Lamborghini Murciélago LP670-4 SuperVeloce
$670,000 1:19.0 – Enzo Ferrari
$225,000 1:19.1 – Ferrari 458 Italia
$205,000 1:19.5 – Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4
$191,700 1:19.5 – Porsche 997 GT2
$50,000 1:19.5 – Ariel Atom 2 300
$69,850 1:19.7 – Nissan GT-R
$300,000 1:19.7 – Ferrari 430 Scuderia


For the price, Nissan has come up with a car that is ahead of it’s time, and is a pure technical masterpiece.  The 2012 Nissan GT-R is definately a worthy successor to the GT-R badge.

Take a peak at this behind the scenes video where Captain Slow, James May, takes the 2012 Nissan GT-R out to test the launch control.

Video: Behind the Scenes with James May and the 2012 Nissan GT-R

http://transmission.blogs.topgear.com/2011/07/17/post-show-discussion-of-episode-four-and-behind-the-scenes-with-james-and-the-nissan-gt-r/

Mike300zxt


Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

%d bloggers like this: