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The 2015 Nissan NISMO GT-R Could Achieve 0-60 in 2 Seconds Flat

Reports Have Surfaced That Give the 2015 Nissan NISMO GT-R a Blisteringly Fast Acceleration Time

Do not adjust your computer monitors, you read that right. Reports have surfaced that the 2015 NISMO GT-R will be capable of shaving .7 seconds off of the current GT-R’s already insane acceleration times to reach the magical 0-60 land of 2.0 seconds. 2.0 seconds. That gives a whole new meaning to the old safe driver maxim of the “Two-second rule“.

While nothing is official yet, and will not be until Nissan does their official vehicle reveal at the 2013 Tokyo International Motor Show in November, we do know that NISMO engineers have been hard at work on their very-own special brand of GT-R. The car has been undergoing multiple revisions and extreme testing, and rumors place the vehicle at  having 570HP potential. More rumors claim that this Mecha-Godzilla (if you will allow it) will be apable of setting a new production car lap record at the Nürburgring.

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This all seemed extreme, of course, but nowhere near as much as the very much reported newest rumor of going from a stand-still to 60 miles per hour in just 2 seconds time. The Ariel Atom V8–a car famous for being as extreme as possible, and generally considered the world’s fastest production vehicle–is only capable of accelerating to that speed in 2.3 seconds times. In fact, here’s a look at the world’s fastest production cars and their acceleration times from 0-60:

Time[note] Make and model Year
(model)
Verified time
(sec)[note]
Manufacturer time
(sec)[note]
Notes
2.3 Ariel Atom V8 2010 2.3 2.3[1]
2.46 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport 2012 2.46[2]
2.7 Hennessey Venom GT 2012 2.7 2.7[3]
2.7 Lamborghini Aventador 2012 2.7[9] 2.9[10]
2.7 Nissan GT-R R35 2014 2.7[6] 2.9[7]
2.7 Porsche 911 Turbo S 2011 2.7[4] 3.1[5]
2.78 SSC Ultimate Aero TT 2007 2.78[8]
2.8 BAC Mono 2013 2.8[11]
2.8 Lamborghini Murciélago LP 670–4 SuperVeloce 2009 2.8[12]
2.8 Rimac Concept One 2013 2.8[13]
2.9 Caterham 7 Superlight R500 2007 2.9[15] 2.9[16]
2.9 Gumpert Apollo Sport 2007 2.9[17]
2.9 Koenigsegg Agera R 2010 2.9[14]
2.9 Koenigsegg CCXR Edition/Trevita 2007 2.9[18]
2.9 KTM X-Bow 2007 2.9
3.0 Noble M600 2010 3.0[19] 3.0
3.0 Pagani Huayra 2013 n/a 3.0[20]
3.1 Caterham 7 CSR 2007 3.1[25]
3.1 Ferrari Enzo 2004 3.14[26] 3.3[27]

That would make the NISMO GT-R .3 seconds faster than the Ariel Atom, almost half a second quicker than the Bugatti Veyron, and leaving cars like the Ferrari Enzo and Koenigsegg Agera R as little more than dots in the rear view mirror. I’m not certain a time like that is even actually possible, but, I’d love to see it.

I doubt NISMO has unlocked the metaphysical secrets that would make 2.0 seconds possible in the GT-R, but, if they have I’m eagerly awaiting the global shitstorm that such an accomplishment will unleash. What is already one of the world’s finest performance vehicles–and best bang-for-the-buck creations of all time–will enter an automotive pantheon never before known. Even if NISMO is only capable of shaving a few tenths of a second off of the current GT-R’s acceleration time–which is a lot of time when your totals are this miniscule to begin with–we’ll still be treated to one of the fastest and undeniably most impressive cars ever produced, and that sounds about right to me.

Time[note] Make and model Year
(model)
Verified time
(sec)[note]
Manufacturer time
(sec)[note]
Notes
2.3 Ariel Atom V8 2010 2.3 2.3[1]
2.46 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport 2012 2.46[2]
2.7 Hennessey Venom GT 2012 2.7 2.7[3]
2.7 Lamborghini Aventador 2012 2.7[9] 2.9[10]
2.7 Nissan GT-R R35 2014 2.7[6] 2.9[7]
2.7 Porsche 911 Turbo S 2011 2.7[4] 3.1[5]
2.78 SSC Ultimate Aero TT 2007 2.78[8]
2.8 BAC Mono 2013 2.8[11]
2.8 Lamborghini Murciélago LP 670–4 SuperVeloce 2009 2.8[12]
2.8 Rimac Concept One 2013 2.8[13]
2.9 Caterham 7 Superlight R500 2007 2.9[15] 2.9[16]
2.9 Gumpert Apollo Sport 2007 2.9[17]
2.9 Koenigsegg Agera R 2010 2.9[14]
2.9 Koenigsegg CCXR Edition/Trevita 2007 2.9[18]
2.9 KTM X-Bow 2007 2.9
3.0 Noble M600 2010 3.0[19] 3.0
3.0 Pagani Huayra 2013 n/a 3.0[20]
3.1 Caterham 7 CSR 2007 3.1[25]
3.1 Ferrari Enzo 2004 3.14[26] 3.3[27]

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