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2013 Nissan GT-R Black Edition

2013 Nissan GT-R Review

(0 Stars)  Supercar performance for a less-than-supercar price.

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New For 2013
The 2013 GT-R receives updated suspension tuning, and engine output rises from 530 hp and 448 lb-ft to 545 hp and 463 lb-ft. A backup camera becomes standard on all models, and the Black Edition gains an exposed-carbon-fiber rear wing.
Overview
Not a year goes by without an upgrade to Nissan’s stellar supercar, so it’s no surprise that the 2013 GT-R gets more power this year. The twin-turbo, 3.8-liter V-6 produces 545 hp and 463 lb-ft, increases of 15 hp and 15 lb-ft compared with the 2012 model. Those upgrades mean prices are up, but the GT-R remains one of the fastest, most capable performance cars available for less than $100,000. Driving the Nissan on public roads doesn’t do it justice, because only at breakneck speeds on a track is its potential revealed. The ride is punishing even with the suspension in Comfort mode, and despite revisions, the six-speed dual-clutch transmission remains noisy and prone to lurching at low speeds. Three toggle switches on the center stack allow the driver to choose different modes for the suspension, stability control, and transmission. The GT-R’s squared-off, angular body looks aggressive enough to match the car’s on-track demeanor, but it’s now starting to appear somewhat dated. The big touch screen can display all manner of information about the car’s performance, from boost and oil pressure to lateral g-force and steering angle. The Nissan GT-R isn’t the prettiest or most involving car in its segment, but there are few better choices for setting heroically fast lap times with a minimum of fuss.

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2013 GT-R Black Edition Coupe Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Turbocharged
Engine: 3.8L V 6 DOHC and variable valve timing
Premium unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 16 MPG city, 23 MPG highway, 19 MPG combined and 370 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
19.5gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 545 hp and 463 ft lb of torque

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'13 Nissan Black Edition Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Windows
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Vehicle Information Center
  Exterior  
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Rear Spoiler
  Interior  
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  Safety  
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Auto Day/Night Mirror
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Daytime Running Lights
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Heated Outside Mirrors
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HID Headlights
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Limited Slip Differential
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear View Camera
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Theft Deterrent System
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Heated Front Seats
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Leather Seats
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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iPod Connector
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Satellite Radio
  Suspension  
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Sport Suspension
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
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Homelink Universal Transmitter
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Navigation System
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Voice Activated Controls
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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