Blistering sprint time

A 2011 Model Year Nissan GT-R has set a new acceleration benchmark, taking just three seconds to sprint from 0-100kmh.

Nissan engineers said the time would have been even faster had the road temperature been higher than the 13 degrees on the test day in Japan last month.

Witnessed by a group of Japanese journalists and recorded by a V-Box measuring device at the Sendai Highland Raceway, the standard production R35 model GT-R took just 3.046 seconds to reach 100kmh from a standing start on the circuit's main straight.

Kazutoshi Mizuno, chief engineer and ‘Godfather' of the R35 Nissan GT-R, said with warmer track temperatures “the GT-R will reach the world of two seconds”.

The 2011 Model Year R35 will go on sale in Australia in March from $168,800 plus on-road costs.

Along with increased power and other features, two new colours – GT blue and jet black – will be added.

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