2012 Nissan GT-R

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$89,950 - $95,100

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Key Spec of 2012 Nissan GT-R
fuel economy

16/19/23

fuel type

Premium Unleaded

horsepower

530 hp @ 6400 rpm

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

ProsConsWhat's New

Blistering acceleration

Tremendous size

Addition of black edition trim

Sporty interior

Manual transmission isn't available

Tweaked V6 engine

Great handling for its size

2012 Nissan GT-R Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: December 28, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The Nissan GT-R is a Japanese nuke to take the sports car market by a blast. For starters, the Nissan GTR was originally released as Skyline GT-R in 1969 and has dominated the performance car segment in the Japanese domestic market ever since. Moreover, it is the most celebrated Japanese car of all time for its looks, staggering engine, and the character it possesses. 

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Over All Rating

8.0

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8.00
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Trims

Premium$89,950 onwards

  • 1St row LCD monitor
  • 20-inch painted forged aluminum Wheels
  • ABS and driveline Traction control
  • Dual zone automatic front air conditioning
  • Front passengers heated-cushion
  • Heated mirrors
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Seek-Scan Radio
  • Simulated suede/leather Seat trim
  • Siriusxm AM/FM/Satellite

Black Edition$95,100 onwards

  • 16-speaker Bang and Olufsen sound system

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2013 Nissan GT-R Premium

Premium 2dr Coupe AWD (3.8L 6cyl Turbo 6AM)

$73,900
Est. $1,003/mo
Good Deal
$6,099 Below market
RMV: $79,999
Fredericksburg, VA
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2012 Nissan GT-R Premium

Premium 2dr Coupe AWD (3.8L 6cyl Turbo 6AM)

$69,992
Est. $950/mo
Good Deal
$4,922 Below market
RMV: $74,914
Millington, TN
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2013 Nissan GT-R Premium

Premium 2dr Coupe AWD (3.8L 6cyl Turbo 6AM)

$78,088
Est. $1,060/mo
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$2,374 Below market
RMV: $80,462
Seattle, WA
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Price Drop, $500
Previous Price: $7949516 Jul 2022

2013 Nissan GT-R Premium

Premium 2dr Coupe AWD (3.8L 6cyl Turbo 6AM)

$78,995
Est. $1,072/mo
Fair Deal
$2,214 Below market
RMV: $81,209
Ashland, OH
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Price Drop, $114
Previous Price: $7999503 Jul 2022

2013 Nissan GT-R Premium

Premium 2dr Coupe AWD (3.8L 6cyl Turbo 6AM)

$79,881
Est. $1,084/mo
Fair Deal
$644 Below market
RMV: $80,525
Houston, TX
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2012 Nissan GT-R Premium

Premium 2dr Coupe AWD (3.8L 6cyl Turbo 6AM)

$81,999
Est. $1,113/mo
Fair Deal
$410 Below market
RMV: $82,409
Lynnwood, WA
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2013 Nissan GT-R Premium

Premium 2dr Coupe AWD (3.8L 6cyl Turbo 6AM)

$79,995
Est. $1,086/mo
Fair Deal
$78 Above market
RMV: $79,917
Garden City, KS
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2013 Nissan GT-R Premium

Premium 2dr Coupe AWD (3.8L 6cyl Turbo 6AM)

$87,857
Est. $1,192/mo
Fair Deal
$945 Above market
RMV: $86,912
Middlebury, IN
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Price Drop, $200
Previous Price: $7999923 Jul 2022

2013 Nissan GT-R Premium

Premium 2dr Coupe AWD (3.8L 6cyl Turbo 6AM)

$79,799
Est. $1,083/mo
Fair Deal
$2,246 Above market
RMV: $77,553
Charlotte, NC
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Colors and Styles

2012 Nissan GT-R in Deep Blue Pearl color
Deep Blue Pearl

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

For 2012, the V6 engine has been tweaked to produce more horses and torque and gets a new black edition which gets some carbon fiber bits and a carbon fiber spoiler that makes it even more appealing and racecar-like. The Nissan GT-R rivals the likes of other praise-worthy cars like the Porsche 911 Turbo, Jaguar XKR-S, and Chevrolet Corvette Z06. Let’s find out how well it fights against its rivals.


Features
9.0/10

The 2012 Nissan GT-R continues to be available in two trim levels. Starting with the base Premium model, standard features include Dual rear synthetic leather bucket seats, Leather-wrapped shift knob & parking brake lever, Optional Recaro leather-appointed heated front bucket seats, and HomeLink universal transceiver. Next in line is the Black edition trim which gets other additional features like red and black interior, leather Recaro seats, and lighter six-spoke wheels finished in black and a carbon fiber spoiler.

Trim

Premium

Black Edition

MSRP

$89,950

$95,100

Key Features

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler

 

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

 

Keyless entry

Keyless entry

 

Leather seats

Leather seats

 

Navigation system

Navigation system

 

Emergency trunk release

Emergency trunk release

 We Recommend:

We recommend the Black Edition for its additional exterior makeovers finished in carbon fiber and some additional interior features which makes the already good-looking GTR even more attractive to the buyers and it costs an additional $5000 which doesn’t seem a lot and sure it does give a good run for its money.

Engine and Performance
9.5/10

The GT-R continues to be available with only one engine option. Both the trim gets an iconic 3.8 Liter turbocharged V6 engine that churns out 530 hp and 448 lb-ft of torque. The V6 engine is paired to a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission that works rapidly and efficiently to offer spot-on gear shiftings and send power to all four wheels that comes as standard irrespective of the trims.

The Nissan GT-R offers tons of performance with instant throttle response and reaches 60 MPH in just 2.9 seconds. Quarter-mile time run stands at an astounding 11.2 seconds. As you can see, the GT-R is clearly one of the fastest cars in its segment and the only car that gives a strong battle to the legendary 911. Moreover, the GT-R manages to skyrocket to a top speed of whopping 191 mph.

Model

Nissan GT-R Black Edition

Porsche 911 Turbo S

Chevrolet Corvette Z06

Jaguar XKR-S

MSRP

$95,100

$160,700

$75,600

$132,00

Engine

3.8L V6

3.8L flat 6

7.0L V8

5.0L V8

Drivetrain

All-wheel-drive

All-wheel-drive

Rear-wheel-drive

Rear-wheel-drive

Transmission

6-speed dual-clutch automatic

7-speed-automatic transmission

6-speed-manual

6-speed-automatic

Power

530hp

530hp

505 hp

550hp

Torque

448lb.-ft

516lb.-ft

470 lb.-ft

502lb.-ft

0-60 MPH (seconds)

2.9 seconds

2.8 seconds

3.8 seconds

4.2 seconds

Quarter mile (mph)

11.2 seconds

N/A

11.9 seconds

12.5 seconds

Top speed (mph)

191 MPH

188 mph

198 mph

186 mph

In comparison, the Porsche 911 Turbo S manages to outpace all the cars in its class. However, it still falls behind the Nissan GT-R and Corvette Z06 in terms of top speed. The Corvette requires 3.8 seconds to the 60 mph mark and does a quarter-mile run in 11.9 seconds. It also hits the highest top speed in its class maxing out at 198mph. On the contrary, the Jaguar despite being a powerful car loses out to its competition when it comes to performance.

Fuel Economy
6.0/10

The engines in these sports cars aren’t really made to return good fuel economy, instead, they are made to deliver insane power and performance. The Nissan GT-R returns 16 MPG in the city. The highway rating is on par with some of its rivals though at 23 MPG and the large 19.5-gallon fuel tank shoots up its range to just 312 miles in the city and 448.5 miles on the highway which is quite impressive.

Model

Nissan GT-R Black Edition

Porsche 911 Turbo S

Chevrolet Corvette Z06

Jaguar XKR-S

MPG (city)

16

17

15

15

MPG (Highway)

23

25

24

22

MPG (Combined)

19

19

18

17

Fuel Capacity

19.5 gallons

17.7 gallons

18 gallons

16.1 gallons

Range (City/highway)

312/448.5 mi

300.9/442.5 mi

270/ 432 mi

241.5/354.2 mi

Surprisingly, the Porsche 911 Turbo S with its turbocharged powertrain is the most efficient of the bunch followed by the Nissan GTR. Both the Corvette Z06 and Jaguar XKR-S with their big engines are a lot less efficient returning a combined mileage of 18 mpg and 17 mpg respectively which is not upto the mark. The Porsche, albeit having a mediocre-sized fuel tank of 17.7 gallons offers a very good overall range.

Interior
7.9/10

The interior of the Nissan GT-R is such a striking thing to behold. It really stands out from its competition. To start with, the Steering wheel with the GT-R logo on it gives you the feeling of sitting inside a racing car. The materials used inside the car are truly remarkable. The fit and finish are top-notch and it gets leather treatment all over the cabin. The standard seat comes with an 8-way power-adjustable for the driver and a 4-way adjustment for the passenger. You can also opt for Recaro racing seats in the black edition trim to enhance the driving experience and it also offers a red and black dual-tone interior that looks amazing.

Model

Nissan GT-R Black Edition

Porsche 911 Turbo S

Chevrolet Corvette Z06

Jaguar XKR-S

Seating Capacity

4

4

2

4

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

38.1/54.3/44.6

38.4/51.5/ N/A

37.7/55.2/43.1

37.4/56.6/43

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

33.5/50/26.4

N/A

N/A

30.2/42.4/27.6

Cargo Capacity (cu-ft)

8.8

4.8

22.4

11.7

Comparing the competition, Although the Nissan GT-R offers decent space at the front, trunk space is severely limited compared to both the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 and Jaguar XKR-S. However, The 2012 Nissan GTR continues to be the most practical car with seating for 4 passengers. When it comes to cargo capacity, the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 decimates its competition by a substantial margin. Some other standout interior features include

  • Steering wheel controls
  • Front reading lamps
  • Electrochromic rearview mirror
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Leather-wrapped door armrests
  • Dual-zone auto climate control

How intuitive is the 2012 Nissan GT-R’s infotainment system?

The infotainment system on the GT-R definitely intrigues petrol heads as it offers a lot more than an entertainment system. The 7-inch infotainment display not only shows entertainment features but also displays information like G-force meter, torque vectoring meter, steering angle, Oil Temperature, and Speed. It is more than just an infotainment system. Some other standout infotainment features are

  • 9 speakers
  • 2 subwoofers
  • Available 11-speaker Bose sound system
  • Bluetooth hands-free phone system
  • XM satellite radio
Exterior
8.0/10

The Nissan GT-R looks arresting from any angle and follows its traditional exterior design language, the recipe behind the GT-R’s design is to bring the best bits of the previous Skyline GT-R models and the designers in Nissan have got it so right. Upfront, the headlights look intimidating and angry, with the GT-R logo that is placed in the front grille adorning the front fascia of the car. 

However, the party piece of the exterior is the iconic four-ring tail lights that are inspired by their predecessors and stay true to their character in terms of looks. The Black edition trim on the other hand offers six-spoke black wheels and a carbon fiber spoiler which makes the GTR look even more aggressive. Moreover, the Nissan GT-R is one of the largest cars in its class measuring a length of 183.9 inches and 74.6 inches wide.

Model

Nissan GT-R Black Edition

Porsche 911 Turbo S

Chevrolet Corvette Z06

Jaguar XKR-S

Curb Weight (lbs)

3829

3494

3175

3968

Length (in.)

183.9

176.3

175.6

188.7

Width (in.)

74.6

72.9

75.9

74.5

Height (in.)

53.9

51.2

48.7

51.6

Ground Clearance (in.)

N/A

4.3

N/A

3.9

Wheelbase (in.)

109.4

92.5

105.7

108.3

In terms of size and dimensions, the Chevrolet Corvette is more compact than its rivals, and also appears to be the lightest car as well, weighing around 3175 lbs. However, the Jaguar XKR-S is the longest car measuring 188.7 inches which subsequently affects its handling. The Porsche on the other hand has a decent ground clearance of 4.3 inches. Some other notable exterior features include:

  • 20-inch wheels
  • Rear spoiler
  • Carbon fiber spoiler in Black edition
  • 4-ring tail lights with LED illumination
  • Carbon fiber rear underbody diffuser
Safety
9.0/10

Like most expensive cars, the Nissan GT-R hasn’t gone through any crash tests from the NHTSA and IIHS yet, but Nissan adds a lot of safety features since the GT-R is touted as a daily driven sports car. Standard safety features include an Energy-absorbing steering column, Accommodation for 4-point safety harness installation in front seats, Front roof-mounted curtain airbags, and Electronic traction control. Some other standout active and passive safety features include:

  • Shift interlock
  • Integrated LED running lights
  • Vehicle dynamic control (VDC-R) with normal, comfort & "R" high-performance modes
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD) w/brake assist
  • Zone body construction
Final Verdict

The Nissan GT-R is the perfect definition of a supercar killer. Although it doesn’t look so flamboyant or fancy, it really has all the supercar traits and character and it is even more sophisticated and clever than some modern supercars. Well, the GT-R in its name means Gran Turismo Racing. As the name suggests, it is the ideal example of a modern-day affordable sports car. The GT-R is the best choice for people who want a really fast car which is practical as well.

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$95100

body style

2dr Coupe

engine type
displacement

232 cu in

horse power

530 hp @ 6400 rpm

torque

448 lb.-ft. @ 3200 rpm

transmission

6 speed auto shift manual w/OD and auto manual

dimensions
length

183.9 in

wheelbase

109.4 in

width

74.6 in

curb weight

3821 lbs

Height

53.9 in

Ground Clearance

4 lbs

capacity
passenger volume

79 cu ft

cargo volume

8.8 cu ft

passenger capacity

4 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

16/19/23 mpg

highway range

448.50 mi

warranty
basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.


Nissan GT-R 5 year Cost To Own


Cash Price(MSRP)
$130,882
5 Year Cost To Own
$130,404
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $130,404
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Depreciation$25,096$8,247$6,742$7,554$6,602$54,241
Insurance$2,031$2,102$2,176$2,252$2,331$10,892
Fuel$3,374$3,475$3,579$3,686$3,797$17,911
Maintenance$430$1,845$804$5,279$1,075$9,433
RepairsNANA$616$1,476$2,156$4,248
Financing Interest$7,039$5,661$4,190$2,621$948$20,459
Taxes and Fees$10,771$687$633$589$540$13,220
Total Cost-To-Own$48,741$22,017$18,740$23,457$17,449$130,404
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