Video: 2012 Nissan GT-R Nürburgring time: 7m 24.22s image

7:24.22 was the final time of the 2012 Nissan GT-R at Nürburgring !

That’s 2.48 seconds quicker than its old time and quite faster than other models including the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, Ferrari Enzo, Pagani ZondaF and the Maserati MC12.

Since there is no official governing body that records Nürburgring lap times for production cars, it’s hard to say which ones really do have the lowest lap times.

Nissan’s 2012 GT-R features various improvements in both performance and looks.

The first change you may notice is the new front bumper with LED daytime running lights, which is quickly becoming a trend all across the market. However theres more – a redesigned rear bumper with a lower center of gravity, an extended rear diffuser and additional air outlets.

Both front and rear downforce measurements are said to increase by 10 percent compared to those of the 2010 model, and Nissan also claims the overall coefficient of drag drops from 0.27 to 0.26, which is surprising since added downforce usually increases the drag coefficient.

The 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged 24-valve V6 engine now develops 530 horsepower @ 6,400 rpm and 448 lb-ft of torque @ 5,200 rpm. According to the automaker, GT-R is capable to hit a top speed of 196 mph.

2012 Nissan GT-R Engine