One of the world’s top performance cars; rare and exclusive; aggressive, distinctive look; sophisticated powertrain
For 2013, the Nissan GT-R gets another power boost from its twin-turbo V6 engine; this year it’s up to 545 horsepower, up from 530 last year and 485 the year before, due to increased intake efficiency, better airflow to the intercooler, and improved exhaust efficiency. Additionally, the transmission has been refined and the suspension retuned. Inside, front seat support and comfort are much improved.
Some might know the Nissan GT-R more from racing video games than from the street. The GT-R is a true exotic supercar–it’s a legend because of its rarity, exotic powertrain, and incredible performance numbers. While the GT-R might not make a practical daily driver, this high-performance coupe is a must-have for collectors, the image-conscious, and those who must have what’s fastest.
The Nissan GT-R is offered in Premium and Black Edition models, both powered by a special 3.8L twin-turbocharged V6, now making 545 horsepower and 463 pound-feet of torque. Power is put to all four wheels with a performance-oriented all-wheel drive system, and a six-speed dual-clutch gearbox (with no actual clutch pedal) handles the shifting. With the GT-R’s additional power, the dash to 60 mph takes around three seconds, and top speed is a claimed 196 mph. Brakes are strong enough for secure stops from well into triple-digit speeds, and handling is enhanced by the variable-power-split AWD system. The ride is stiff, in a nod to this car’s prioritization of performance above all else. Inside, the GT-R feels snug, with a strong cockpit design. The driver sits low in rather narrow, well-bolstered sport seats, with a wide center console alongside. Steering wheel paddle shifters can command quick shifts, while center-stack controls are canted slightly toward the driver. The GT-R has a very extensive list of features. Heated, leather-suede-trimmed seats, full power accessories, an Intelligent Key entry and ignition system, a navigation system with XM NavTraffic and NavWeather, a universal garage-door opener and Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity are all included. Also included is a Bose sound system with nine speakers, two subwoofers, Bluetooth streaming audio and DVD playback capability, USB and iPod connectivity and XM satellite radio. Priced about $10,000 above the $96,820 GT-R Premium, the Black Edition adds metallic black lightweight forged aluminum wheels, designed by RAYS, plus Recaro sport bucket seats and unique red and black interior trim. There are few major options on the GT-R. A Cold Weather Package adds Dunlop run-flat tires and smoke-gray forged aluminum wheels. A backup camera is also available.
The 2012 Chevy Camaro ZL1 will run from 0-60 mph in just 3.9 seconds, on its way to a top speed of 184 mph when equipped with the six-speed automatic transmission. It boasts 580 horsepower, which is more than the Audi R8 GT, the Maserati Gran Turismo and the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG.
Better yet, Chevy tells us that the new Camaro ZL1 will start at $54,995, including its unique Performance Traction Management system and GM’s superb Magnetic Ride Control suspension.
Since the ZL1 already comes well equipped, there are only six options available on the car. If you want the fastest ZL1, you’ll need to check the box by the six-speed automatic transmission, which will set you back another $1,185. Other options include 20-inch, bright aluminum wheels ($470), a power sunroof ($900), a stripe package ($470) a carbon fiber hood insert ($600) and an interior suede package ($500).
As Chris Perry, vice president of global Chevrolet marketing points out: “There are very few cars at any price that can match the power, features and track-capability of the Camaro ZL-1.” To illustrate that point, Chevy compares its ZL1 to the 2012 Ford Shelby GT500, which isn’t nearly as well equipped for track duty as the Camaro ZL1.
The problem is that a new 650-horsepower 2013 Shelby GT500 was announced today, and it’s got the Camaro ZL1 firmly in its sights. We’ll hold off proclaiming a “king of the pony cars” until we have a chance to drive both, but the Camaro ZL1 is facing a 70 horsepower deficit from a newly track-tuned Shelby GT500 before it even launches.
We suspect that Ford guys will opt for the Shelby, while bowtie fans will gravitate towards the Camaro. Even if Chevy can’t close the horsepower gap prior to the ZL1’s launch, they’ll surely do so within a year or two. It’s all about bragging rights, and Chevy won’t be happy until its high-end Camaro out-performs the Shelby GT500 on paper and on the track.
Whatever you brand allegiance now is a good time to be a fan of horsepower.
(thank you to Motorauthority.com for this article)
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- 312-hp Direct Injection V6 engine featuring 29 miles per gallon on the highway
- The SS model will feature the 6.2-liter V8 engine producing 426 hp
- A six-speed manual transmission will be standard, with an optional six-speed automatic
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The all-new Camaro gets three different available engines under its hood. On LS and LT models a 300-horsepower 3.6-liter, direct-injected V-6 is standard. This engine can be paired with either a six-speed manual transmission or an optional six-speed automatic with TapShift manual control. On SS models, there’s a high-output LS3 engine available. It’s a 6.2-liter V-8 making 422 horsepower and 408 pound-feet of torque. SS models equipped with the six-speed automatic transmission get a lower-output 400-horsepower L99 6.2L engine.
All models have a very rigid chassis with a four-wheel independent suspension design, including struts and double ball joints in front and double-isolated, ?4.5-link’ design in back. The FE2 suspension in V-6 models is performance-oriented but also yields a little bit more in ride comfort. V-8 models get a more stiffly tuned FE3 performance suspension. Variable-rate rack-and-pinion power steering has been designed for a direct feel, and all models receive four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes.
Fuel economy is respectable for a muscle car. The V-6 has direct injection technology, which aids overall power and efficiency, and the V-8 gets Active Fuel Management, a system that intelligently runs the engine on just four of its cylinders when coasting or cruising at steady speed. EPA highway estimates range up to 26 mpg for the V-6 and 23 mpg for the V-8.
In terms of safety features, the Camaro outshines other sports coupes. Front occupants get seat-mounted side-thorax airbags. Head-curtain bags for front and rear occupants and StabiliTrak electronic stability control are also standard. SS models have a Competitive/Sport mode that allows some wheelspin and more enthusiastic driving for the racetrack.
The Camaro’s retro exterior styling speaks for itself-especially with the addition of optional 18-, 19-, and 20-inch wheels-but inside it offers a unique mix of retro styling with modern materials and top-tech conveniences. The “heritage” interior design incorporates deep-dish retro-styled gauges, for instance, but LED light-pipe lighting bathes the interior in the glow of a modern luxury coupe.
An RS appearance package is offered on LT and SS models, bringing a distinctive look that includes HID headlamps, a spoiler, a special tail lamp design and flashy 20-inch wheels.
The base LT stands its own, with an extensive list of standard features, to be offered at an affordable base price. It includes keyless entry, power accessories, cruise control, air conditioning and a six-speaker CD sound system with XM Satellite Radio. LT models add sport seats, fog lamps and flashier painted aluminum wheels. With the 2LT package they get a Boston Acoustics speaker system and a Bluetooth hands-free interface is available. The SS in its top trim gets heated mirrors, heated seats, steering-wheel controls and additional gauges. The options list includes plenty of retro appearance equipment-such as a Hurst short-throw shifter, ground effects and special striping.
Arthur St. Antoine, from Motor Trend, recently wrote a review on his experiences with driving the 2010 Nissan GT-R. What he came to find was that the GT-R was more than just your average sports car – it was your ‘everything’ car!
After Antoine drove the GT-R for roughly 13 months/28,000 miles, and spent $4,500 in maintenance and normal wear costs, he found that the GT-R was just as low-maintenance as the Nissan Sentra. Can’t complain about that?! At the same time, he found that the GT-R has the ability to, “eat miles at speeds that would leave most cars breathless” and be, “…relentlessly insistent…eager at all times to go fast” (Antoine).
In Antoine’s opinion the GT-R’s greatest achievement is the fact that, “It doesn’t have to driven hard to be appealing. It’ll roll around town running errands with our embarrassing you by throwing a Supercar Hissy Fit”. Can you say, ‘Jack Of All Trades’? Who doesn’t want to have a car that will: go fast, make people’s jaws drop, and be easy to drive, comfortable to sit in and low-maintenance? The 2010 Nissan GT-R is certainly, first and foremost, a Supercar, but it is also an ‘everything’ car. It can go from the track to the mall with no problems – and that is why we love it!
Some of the 2010 Nissan GT-R Specs:
- Twin-turbocharged 3.8L V6 engine
- Cast-aluminum block
- Dual overhead cams with variable intake timing
- 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds
- Top speed = 190 mph
- Dual-clutch, 6-speed paddle-shift transmission
- W/ driver-configurable modes based on road conditions and driving requirements
- Shift in as little as 2-tenths of a second
- Nissan’s advanced ATTESA ET-S all-wheel drive system
- Rear-wheel drive bias during normal conditions
- 50/50 drive when things get slippery
- World’s first independent rear-mount transaxle & integrated AWD transfer case
- Helps to create an optimal 54/46 front to rear weight distribution
- 15-inch vented disc brakes
- 20-inch aluminum wheels
- Nissan Hard Drive Navigation System
- GPS, voice recognition
- 7-inch high-resolution color-LCD touch-screen display
- Rear spoiler
- Nissan Intelligent Key with push-button ignition
- Power doors and keys
- Leather-appointed front seats with synthetic suede inserts
- 8-way power driver’s seat
- French-stitched leather-trimmed dashboard, console and doors
- Leather-wrapped steering wheel
- Leather-wrapped magnesium paddle shifters
- Leather-wrapped gearshift knob and parking brake lever
- 9.3GB Music Box hard drive for digital music storage and playback
- In-dash compact flash card reader for MP3/WMA playback
- Speed-sensitive volume control
- Steering wheel-mounted audio controls and XM Satellite Radio
- Antilock brakes for all four wheels using the Nissan/Brembo Braking System
- Front, side and head airbags
- Electronic Traction Control System
- Vehicle Immobilizer System
- Vehicle Security System
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The contest started on March 31st, 2010 and will run until June 28th, 2010 at 11:59ET. Each day Nissan will upload three questions to their website (http://nissan.promo.eprize.com/nismo/), asking anything from the NISMO 370Z to performance knowledge. For every correct answer to a question you will receive an extra entry (so the more questions you answer, and the more questions you answer correctly, the better your chances of winning the 370Z!).
The grand prize of the contest is: a 2010 NISMO 370Z (featuring a 350-horsepower 3.7-liter V6, racing-inspired exterior and interior styling, a specially tuned suspension and super-lightweight 19-inch forged alloy wheels), and a trip for two to the 23rd Annual International Z Car Convention at Nissan’s North American Headquarters in Franklin, Tennessee!
Fifteen (15) lucky winners will receive a set of four Yokohama tires up to 19” in diameter! And fifty (50) winners will receive a year’s subscription to Motor-Trend Magazine!
Good luck to everyone!
It comes in the category of large car foremost with 29 MPG Highway Fuel Economy that is improvement on Ford Taurus, Dodge Charger, Nissan Maxima, Chrysler 300 and Toyota Avalon. It is the solitary automobile in this class offering E-85 Flex Fuel capacity on all models. Impala can make available seating for 6 adults which no other midsize or large section rival offers. Large cargo transportation functionality is given by this class having special flip/fold rear seat and large 18.6 cu ft. trunk. The solitary model of large sedan having usual XM and usual navigation –OnStarTurn by Turn Impala gives high value having the Luxury version Package on 1LT with heated leather seats, 6-way power front seats, BOSE premium audio, 1 yr of XM Radio, flip and fold rear seat, and rear spoiler. This class is leading in safety with usual StabiliTrak stability control, OnStarwith Automatic Crash Response, and 5-Star/5-Star Frontal and Side Crash Test ratings. The Impala has the finest coverage in the market offering a 3-yr/36,000 mile bumper-to-bumper warranty plus a 5-yr/100,000 mile power train warranty with roadside aid and courtesy shipping. Impala has the largest number of loyal followers than any other Chevy Car. Impala’s amalgamation of size, fuel economy, and functionality has immense attraction for move-down, truck disposers.
In 2009 the Car and Driver were decorated with the award of Corvette Top 10 Best Cars. Corvette was most excellent class sports car by J.D. Power in the whole industry. New 2010 Grand Sport has detachable roof coupe and exchangeable models. Grand Sport has a matchless mixture of presentation and competence with 0-60 under 4 seconds, 1.0 g skid pad, and 26 mpg EPA highway rating and can be had in manual or paddle shift automatic. ZR1 is the last Corvette for track or street 638 hp, 205 mph, 0-60 3.4, 0-100 in 7.0, ¼ mi 11.3 @ 131, and has features like Carbon Fiber panels, aluminum frame, ceramic brakes, and is supercharged. Corvette Z06 has racing expertise for the street 505 hp 7.0 l 427 ci, 198mph, 0-60 3.7, 1/4 mile 11.7 @ 125 along with carbon fiber fenders, dry sump, aluminum frame, low 3180 lb curb wt. The Corvette coupe has usual removable roof panel under $50,000 430hp, 190 mph, 0-60 4.2, 1.4 mi 12.3@117. The Convertible ah price range under $55,000 and the. 2LT package is inclusive of 18 second power top that does not reduce the trunk room able of holding 2 golf bags. Corvettes acquires fine fuel saving and driving range 26 mpg on highway usual with 430 hp. The owners report improved Z06 gets 24 mpg with 505 hp and no guzzler tax. Even ZR1 is adequate 20 mpg with 638 hp. Unsurpassed warranty in the market with Corvette offering a 3-yr/36,000 mile bumper-to-bumper warranty plus a 5-yr/100,000 mile power train warranty with roadside aid and courtesy shipping. Corvette is America’s Performance symbol having over 57 years of history. Corvette is the #1 car sold in the range of better performance sports car.
The existing Camaro is the contemporary motivation of the Classic American Sports Car ad is the 21stCentury Sports Car. Camaro is at present is the most up-to-date car in the industry and the car to be envied by all. Camaro3.4L V6 and 6.2L V8 power trains place the typical features for working in the section. CamaroSS has six speed manual and offers 426 HP and 420 lbs-ft of torque with the price starting at $31,595. CamaroSS has six speed automatic transmission characteristics having Active Fuel Management and accomplish EPA est16/25 and 400 HP / 410 lbs-ft of torque. Camaro is the first model of Chevrolet having Boston Acoustics audio system. Camaro standard safety characteristics contain such usual apparatus like six airbags; Stabilitrack; Traction Control; ABS and OnStar. CamaroRS consisting of HID Halo Ring headlamps put it quite different on the road. It’s a movie star Transformers’ Bumblebee. No other car on the road comes in this low range of $30,000. It has features, technology and 304 HP AND29 MPG HWY and a staring price of $23,565.