2013 Nissan GT-R: What's New

Nissan GT-R

After the Nissan GT-R’s mild refresh last year, which included a more powerful engine, Nissan is back at it again, adding more power and refinement to the sports car for the 2013 model year.

Upgrades include numerous engine, transmission and suspension changes that’ll further hone in the GT-R’s already legendary performance.

The engine gets enlarged air intakes and an improved exhaust, which helps improve power: The twin-turbo 3.8-liter V-6 is now rated at 545 horsepower (up 15 hp from 2012) and 463 pounds-feet of torque (up 15 pounds-feet).

The transmission shift feel and quietness has been improved, too, says Nissan. High-performance differential oil is now standard on all models.

The suspension has been retuned, as well. Feature updates include a now standard backup camera and a new blue-lit tachometer.

The 2013 GT-R will be offered in two trims, GT-R Premium and GT-R Black Edition. First introduced last year, the Black Edition trim adds custom red-and-black Recaro-brand seats and interior trim as well as a black headliner.

The 2013 Nissan GT-R will roll out to select Nissan dealerships starting in January.


I think the re-boot suits the car well. Nice lines and very sporty. Also, it is always good to have a bigger engine.


Justification for another major price increase I'm sure. The people who originally bought this car got one heck of a deal considering where the price has gone since then.

The price will increase for sure. But still if the upgrades are successive it will be a wonderful car no matter of the price.


You're right GT-R at $68k was a steal.


Hold the horses there Carma.
Where in the world did you even come to that number?


still missing the third pedal...


Thanks WTF, I think some magazine projected $68K, and by the time it hit the market it jumped a little. As you pointed out a heck of a deal for the early adopters.


WTF/Carma, I think the actual retail prices for the first year were closer $78-$80K. The upgrades are probably worth the $10K you would be paying for now.


Maybe so but the only apples-to-apples comparison is by MSRPs. Actual retail prices on 2013 GT-R's could very well be $10-12k higher than MSRP as well.

Amuro Ray

Don't forget to factor in currency fluctuation in the last 5 years. Back in 2008/9, US $ was VERY strong against the yen, compare to what it is worth today.

Amuro Ray

@ Randy,

"missing a 3rd pedal..."

So we can drive it slower?

I'm all for green vehicles, but very deep in my heart, I still have a place for sports cars...that's what I drove anyways b4 I got rid of my evil need 4 speed ;)

Anyhow, Edmunds has test driven the vehicle. As per release data, the vehicle can go 0-60 mph in 2.9 sec. MY12 did it in 3.1s. That's faster than a motorcycle. More importantly, as stated in the article (and you can also do some research to confirm it - I have in the past), human bodies - most of us anyways - just aren't capable to react that fast to achieve this acceleration #. 5 sec or so, yes. Sub 3 or around 3, no.

Even @ $110K, it IS a steal. Consider how much more you'll have to pay for other super cars that can achieve such great speed AND acceleration concurrently, and don't have to wait for special order...

The Messenger

I cant wait! I was going to add this as an extra car but I may just make this my daily driver with a lease to see how I like driving it every day. I bought the 2010 SS Camaro when it was first released. While it is a fun car to drive, it is hard to see anything out of it. I like driving my 2010 Acura TL SHAWD better because I can see which allows me to be much more aggressive when driving it.


the 2013 does 0-60 in 2.7 and 1/4 in 10.8. This should be faster in the 1320' than the ZR1.

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