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After months of spy shots and drip-fed teasers Nissan’s all new GT-R super-coupe has been revealed with the early release of the December issue of MotorTrend. The tagline on the magazine’s cover claims the car is as fast as the Porsche 911 Turbo and is priced less than $80,000, confirming rumors the new GT-R will set a new standard in bang-for-your-buck comparisons.


Other details include the GT-R’s acceleration time of 3.5 seconds for the 0-60mph and 11.7 seconds for the quarter mile. Top speed is claimed to be a staggering 192mph.

Although we still don’t have any official details about the car’s new drivetrain, most are expecting to see a 3.8L V6 engine fed by a pair of turbochargers and mated to a dual-clutch gearbox with the latest ATESSA all-wheel drive setup. The car should measure in at 4,650mm in length and 1,920mm across. There’s rumored to be three different flavors of the new GT-R, starting with a 450hp entry-level model and ranging up to a 530hp flagship. This latter version is expected to be a stripped out racer with plenty of carbon-fiber and a track-tuned suspension.

Stay tuned for the flood of official details and images once the car is revealed at next week’s Tokyo Motor Show.

 

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I seriously think my cack just twitched.
 

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I've been a naysayer on this car since the beginning, but even I have to admit it's pretty sweet. Don't like its appearance much, but it's not like I'm gonna waste that much dough on a car in a first place.
 

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SSRSER said:
I like the "Under $80K!" comment. It's probably going to be $79,999.99
Nah, it'll probably be priced like gasoline: $79,999.999
 

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Good job Nissan, now if you could just make a desirable car the other 97% of us can afford.
Right? Come on Nissan! Maybe someone will rich will lose their dog near me...
 

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if i had the money i would buy
 

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The front end is like evo X meets 350z. Doesn't really flow with the side profile or the rear. But the car seems pretty sweet. There's been so much hype and whatnot around this car, its about time the real version came out.
 

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I am very glad that Nissan revised the front end. The original under-headlight extensions were really weird.

All those "rumors" are based on the japanese version. I don't think the US version will be available in so many variations.

With performance numbers like those, its easy to see why the 911 turbo had a hard time keeping up.
 

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Numbers look good, but I'm not sure it'll be a Z06-killer, given that the Z06 starts under $70k MSRP. There's also no way of knowing what Chevrolet will do it, since the 650+ HP ZR1 is coming and the base Corvette had a 30HP upgrade this year.
 

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Numbers look good, but I'm not sure it'll be a Z06-killer, given that the Z06 starts under $70k MSRP. There's also no way of knowing what Chevrolet will do it, since the 650+ HP ZR1 is coming and the base Corvette had a 30HP upgrade this year.
Vette has 2 less wheels to put power to the ground. It may be in for a challenge.
 
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