Autumn is upon us and what better time to start fantasizing about what car you would like under that Xmas tree with a big red bow on it than right now. This way your significant other or Santa (if you still believe) will have plenty of time to seek out the right color combo and have it gift wrapped for you just like in those Lexus commercials!
The car that I most envision getting for Xmas this year is the 2012 Nissan GT-R Premium. Why that car you ask? Well I will tell you why; because it has either beaten or has seriously come close to beating just about every Sports Car and Super Car on the planet, it’s been ravely reviewed by every respectable car magazine possible, and it almost broke Jeremy Clarkson’s neck when he test drove it on Top Gear. It’s priced so realistically that even the brokest among us can dream about owning this car someday, it won “The World’s Greatest Drag Race” hosted by Motor Trend (video below), it was pitted up next to a Bugatti Veyron Super Sport in Road & Track…I mean how many cars can even qualify to do that; a V6 vs. V16, really? It looks cool, it sounds cool, heck it even smells cool, the car is just damn cool.
If that’s not enough the boys at Nissan felt they could represent the GT-R nameplate just a little better. That being said, improvements on the 2012 begin with an increase in turbo boost complimenting a larger intake and exhaust system along with revised valve timing and air/fuel ratio. These tweaks and upgrades earned the 2012 GT-R Premium an additional 45 bhp totaling 530 bhp and 448 lb.-ft., up from 434 lb.-ft. Oh one last thing…it goes 0-60 in 2.94 seconds.
Uhmmmmm, let me put that into some perspective for you; it only takes the GT-R .42 seconds longer to go 0-60 mph than the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport and costs the same amount it would be to maintain the Super Sport for one year. By the time you scroll down to the video in this post, the GT-R would have already launched itself to over 60 mph. The 2012 Nissan GT-R is definitely going on my Xmas list this year, I really hope Santa has an enclosed trailer!
Check out the GT-R Perform Admirably in “The World’s Greatest Drag Race” hosted by Motor Trend Below!