The GT-R is a phenomenal sports car, getting from zero to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds with a V-6 under the hood. Of course, that V-6 uses twin turbos, and the car's launch control keeps its wheels gripping under heavy acceleration.
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Nissan had no qualms about using tech to gain performance when it launched this generation of GT-R in 2007. For the 2012 model year, Nissan made a number of improvements, such as upping the horsepower and tuning the launch control system.