2013 Nissan GT-R laps Nurburgring Nordschleife in 7 mins 19.1 secs

The changes for the 2013 Nissan GT-R aren’t dramatic, but they do improve the car’s lap times around the Nurburgring Nordschleife, as well as its straight line speed.

For the 2013 edition, Nissan has made a whole bunch of small modifications to the R35 GT-R, including high-output fuel injectors, a new oil pan baffle plate, revised shock absorber and stabiliser settings, a slightly lower centre of gravity, cam bolts on the front suspension, and additional reinforcements to the body.

No word on whether any of these changes up the figures produced by 3.8-litre twin turbo V6. Currently these numbers stand at 404kW of power and 628Nm of torque. The 6-speed dual-clutch transmission remains, as far as we know, untouched.

In addition to lapping the Nurburgring Nordschleife in 7 minutes 19.1 seconds, the new car has clocked a 0-100km/h time of just 2.7 seconds, which is, if you’re curious, 0.1 second quicker than the 2012 model.

The revised 2013 Nissan GT-R goes on sale in Australia on February 1, 2013.

Derek Fung

Derek Fung

Derek has a lifelong love for all things automotive, from the dullest Camry to record shattering Bugattis. Prior to starting up Between the Axles he was a reviewer for CNET Australia and the founding editor of its Car Technology channel. [Read more]