2012 Nissan GTR vs. 2010 Cadillac CTS-V – Drag Race – Road Test TV

May 5th, 2011 by Road Test TV

We capture the new 530 horsepower 2012 Nissan GT-R in Deep Pearl Blue taking on a modified 2010 Cadillac CTS-V at Palm Beach International Raceway in Florida. The result may surprise you.

For 2012, the GTR’s horsepower climbs from 485 hp to 530, and torque goes up from 434 pound-feet to 448. The main reason for the increased power is more boost from the two turbochargers feeding air into the 3.8 liter V6. The boost has been raised from 10.9 psi to 13.1 psi. Also, valve timing has been adjusted, and intake and exhaust flow have been improved. To increase stopping power, larger 15.4-inch front rotors (previously 15.0 inches) and redesigned calipers have been added as well. In essence, the 2012 Nissan GTR is a step better than the already great 2009 – 2011 GTR.

2012 Nissan GTR Specifications:

Model 2012 Nissan GT-R 2dr Coupe AWD (3.8L 6cyl Turbo 6AM)
Vehicle Type Front engine, all-wheel-drive coupe
Base MSRP $90,950.00
Assembly location Tochigi, Japan
Configuration Longitudinal, front midengine, all-wheel drive
Engine type Twin-turbocharged, port-injected, V6, gasoline
Displacement (cc/cu-in) 3,839cc (234cu-in)
Block/head material aluminum/aluminum
Valvetrain DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder, variable intake + exhaust-valve timing
Compression ratio (x:1) 9.0
Redline, indicated (rpm) 7,000
Fuel cutoff/rev limiter (rpm) 7,100
Horsepower (hp @ rpm) 530 @ 6,400
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm) 448 @ 3,200-6,000
Fuel type Premium unleaded (recommended)
Transmission type Six-speed auto-double-clutch manual with console shifter and column-mounted paddles with sport/competition modes
Transmission ratios (x:1) I=4.056, II=2.301, III=1.595, IV=1.248, V=1.001, VI=0.796
Final-drive ratio (x:1) Front: 2.937, Rear: 3.700
Differential(s) Front: open, Center: multiplate electronically contolled clutch with variable torque split, Rear: 1.5-way clutch type

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