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2013 Nissan Skyline GTR

Thursday, January 17th 2013. | Nissan

The 2013 Nissan GT-R sports coupe offers a 2 plus 2 seating with excellent performance at a fraction of the cost of other exotic sports cars. With a 15 horsepower increase over last year’s model, this 545 horse power vehicle has a torque of 463 lb ft. It illustrates just what this power means with a 3 second zero to sixty miles per hours.

The aerodynamic design optimizes airflow over and under the vehicle. It has a dual clutch transmission with an independent rear axle, the first for an all wheel drive vehicle. This rear drive system can alter the torque split depending on the speed, acceleration, road surface and yaw rate. The “Hill Start Assist” makes this a very user friendly vehicle for easy starts on hills.

The 2013 GT-R comes in two models. The Premium has a 3.8 liter twin-turbo V6 engine with a dual clutch 6 speed transmission. The GT-R gets an average 16 miles per gallon in city and 23 mpg on highways. It has ATTESA E-TS all wheel drive, 20” RAYS wheels and a Nissan/Brembo braking system. The Black Edition includes a dry carbon-filter rear spoiler, 20” special black RAYS wheels and black/red Recaro front seats.

Both come standard with a custom designed 11 speaker Bose stereos system including forward facing woofers in the rear center arm rests and the Nissan navigation system. The multi-functional display in the instrument panel includes mechanical and driving information, brake pedal pressure, steering angle and acceleration details. It also has a Bluetooth hands free phone system.

The base price for the 2013 Nissan GT-R Premium is $96,820 with the Black Edition starting at $106,320, plus the $1,000 for destination handling. For another $3,000 there is an optional Special Paint Super Silver.

There is a Cold Weather Package which includes Dunlop all season tires and a unique coolant/water ratio at no extra charge. Other extras that can be purchased include a Chrome Jack with GT-R logo ($299) and Jack Rod ($8). The vehicle cover ($399) is constructed to protect the vehicle from mold and mildew as well protects against UV rays and acid rain.

The Nissan GT-R offers a long list of features for enhanced visibility inside and out of the vehicle, including high-mounted LED stoplights, bright LED rear combination taillights, “super wide beam” headlights, and heated door mirrors. The speed-sensitive windshield wipers include an auto on/off feature. It is available in colors of Pearl White, Jet Black Deep Blue Pearl, Solid Red, Gun Metallic and the best, a 4-stage metallic Super Silver.

The GT-R’s standard safety equipment includes front seat belts with load limiters and tension reducers. The rear seat belts are three-point ELR/ALR. The Nissan Advanced Air Bag System includes front and side impact bags for the driver and passenger, with roof mounted curtain side impact bags for head protection.

According to Edmunds, “The recipe for mouth-watering super cars is typically equal parts high technology, high performance and high price. The 2013 Nissan GT-R manages to provide the first two in abundance without requiring nearly as much of the third as its rivals.”

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