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How fast is the 2021 Nissan GT-R?

2021 Nissan GT-R Performance Specs, Top Speed, and 0-60 Time

Affectionately dubbed Godzilla, the Nissan GT-R has been one of the top performing supercars on the scene for over a decade now. Here at Palm Springs Nissan in Cathedral City, CA, we love the GT-R. That’s why we’re discussing it today. Perhaps the question we get most about the GT-R is a very straightforward one: how fast is it?

Well, let’s take a look at the 0-60 times and top speed for both 2021 GT-R trims to see just how fast the 2021 GT-R is.



Acceleration and Top Speed

2021 GT-R cockpit showcase

Like the 2020 GT-R, the 2021 Nissan GT-R Nismo is the fastest GT-R model. It can do 0-60 mph in 2.5 seconds. The 2021 GT-R Nismo has a top speed of 205 mph. The 2021 GT-R Premium doesn’t quite match the Nismo, but it’s still impressive. Its clocks 0-60 mph in just 2.9 seconds. Its top speed is 196 mph. And don’t worry, just like last year, the 2021 GT-R Nismo beats the 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S—one of its fiercest competitors—in a 0-60 mph sprint.

Powertrain Specs

The 2021 Nissan GT-R sports a twin-turbo 3.8L V6 no matter which trim you choose. The tuning of the engine does vary by trim, however. The Premium trim engine produces 565 horses and 467 lb-ft of torque. The GT-R Nismo is track-tuned, producing 600 horsepower and 481 lb-ft of torque. Both trims have a 6-speed automated manual, one of standard features that critics continuously praise for its responsiveness. Another praised feature the GT-R has is the unique racing-developed torque-vectoring AWD system that has yet to matched by any other supercar.


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