Video: 2012 Nissan GT-R runs 10-second quarter mile (stock)

There’s no doubting the 2012 Nissan GT-R (2013 in some markets) is a quick piece of gear. Here we see just how quick we’re talking, as this stock example rips down the quarter mile in 10.87 seconds.

The updated 2012 Nissan GT-R was launched in Australia earlier this month, featuring a slightly tweaked version of the 3.8-litre twin-turbo V6 engine. It now produces 404kW – up from 390kW – and 628Nm – up from 612Nm, and is able to obliterate 0-100km/h in just 2.8 seconds.

The new version also gets various revisions to the drivetrain and suspension, and a recalibrated launch control system providing even quicker getaways.

The example in the video below, running at the Palm Beach International Raceway in the US, is apparently completely stock. It posted an 11.07 seconds pass at 199.6km/h, and then an astonishing 10.87 seconds pass at 201.6km/h.

Click play on the video below to check it out. The 2012 Nissan GT-R is available right now, with prices starting at $170,800.

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Brett is the editor and founder of Performance Drive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.