2012 Nissan GT-R: 0-60 MPH In 2.9 Seconds

The 2012 Nissan GT-R will rip off a 0-to-60 mph run in an astounding 2.9 seconds, according to a company test at Japan's Senda Hi-Land raceway. The outgoing GT-R? 3.3 seconds.

To put the sub 3.0-second numbers into context, this is on par with the Gumpert Apollo Sport and faster than the Koenigsegg CCXR and Ferrari F430 Scuderia. Credit the car's horsepower boost and more revisions to the magical launch control that combine to launch Godzilla with such ferocity... and hopefully with less warranty-voiding problems.

[Nissan via World Car Fans]