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I am trying to imagine what a 2012 would drive like..... stiffer, faster, more control than a 2011........ nope, can't really imagine that. I am sure it does, my mind just can't wrap around improving upon the GTR more.
 

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Official Nurburgring GT-R Stock 2010 7:26.7 @ 485 bhp
Official Nurburgring GT-R Stock 2012 7:24.2 @ 530 bhp
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The difference between the two cars overall is only 2.5 seconds (0.56%). You need more? Here is some logic.
The stock 2012 GT-R has 9% more bhp and has been shown to corner faster than the 2010.
If you gave a 2010 GT-R the same 530 bhp, its ring time definitely would be closer to the 2012.
Place stiffer sway bars on this 530 bhp 2010 and its time would probably be equal to the 2012.

Recently I read that running 285 square on a 2010 made it corner faster than a stock 2012.
So running a 2010 GT-R with 285 square setup and 530 bhp would most likely be faster than the stock 2012 GT-R.
 

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Official Nurburgring GT-R Stock 2010 7:26.7 @ 485 bhp
Official Nurburgring GT-R Stock 2012 7:24.2 @ 530 bhp
Best drivers, best cars, best times.

The difference between the two cars overall is only 2.5 seconds (0.56%). You need more? Here is some logic.
The stock 2012 GT-R has 9% more bhp and has been shown to corner faster than the 2010.
If you gave a 2010 GT-R the same 530 bhp, its ring time definitely would be closer to the 2012.
Place stiffer sway bars on this 530 bhp 2010 and its time would probably be equal to the 2012.

Recently I read that running 285 square on a 2010 made it corner faster than a stock 2012.
So running a 2010 GT-R with 285 square setup and 530 bhp would most likely be faster than the stock 2012 GT-R.
So putting a 285 square setup on a 2012 makes it even faster then logically !
Isn't that 285 square makes the car more oversteery ? Which means better controllable in corners ?
 

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Official Nurburgring GT-R Stock 2010 7:26.7 @ 485 bhp
Official Nurburgring GT-R Stock 2012 7:24.2 @ 530 bhp
Best drivers, best cars, best times.

The difference between the two cars overall is only 2.5 seconds (0.56%). You need more? Here is some logic.
its not as clear cut as that... the 7:26 was an optimal time with specV wheels( not that that makes a difference just full disclosure)

the 7:24.2 in the 2012 was not an official time it was part of a practice shakedown session.. the official time setting attempt was rained out
 

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its not as clear cut as that... the 7:26 was an optimal time with specV wheels( not that that makes a difference just full disclosure)

the 7:24.2 in the 2012 was not an official time it was part of a practice shakedown session.. the official time setting attempt was rained out
Ya and I for 1 I'm a firm beleiveiver that the 2012 in dry condition can do 7:16 ok the ring .. Call me crazy :)
 

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Isn't that 285 square makes the car more oversteery ? Which means better controllable in corners ?
Huh???

A car that's loose, is harder to drive than a car that pushes. That being said, a fast driver w/ proper car control will be a bit quicker in a car that's slightly loose, vs a tight car--but will have to work a bit harder to do so...

Personally, I like a neutral car.
 

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My new SuperSilver 2010 cost me $79,800 when i purchased it Nov 2010.I dont mind giving up a little time to 2012 and now the 2013 in exchange for the $20,000+ increase in cost over my car.I am very proud of what the 12 and 13 can accomplish knowing that it took my car to help steer the Nissan engineering staff to make its improvements that have lead to the improved 12 and 13.We all share in all the GTRs success.
 

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My new SuperSilver 2010 cost me $79,800 when i purchased it Nov 2010.I dont mind giving up a little time to 2012 and now the 2013 in exchange for the $20,000+ increase in cost over my car.I am very proud of what the 12 and 13 can accomplish knowing that it took my car to help steer the Nissan engineering staff to make its improvements that have lead to the improved 12 and 13.We all share in all the GTRs success.
Bang on.. I had the choice of buying a MY11 vs a MY10 here in Australia, and the difference was $30k. I chose the brand new MY10 and putting the savings into my home loan instead, and have no regrets! Love it to bits!
 

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Other than tires, suspension, engine tuning, and some lighter weight....the cars are the same, aren't they?
Basically, but the DBA also has some "100" other minor tweaks throughout the car which accounts for the "C" to "D" model change. However like SNICK above, I rejected it, and bought a new showroom 2010 GTR (build date 1/2009) in Dec of 2010 vs the new 2012 that was coming out in Mar 2011. I figured that the 2010 could be cheaply modified using available aftermarket parts to match or better the performance of the 2012, and without loosing my warranty. Another factor was the 2012 had no transmission changes, which I felt was important for any new model coming out.

Personally, I also like the appearance of the 2010 without running lights and the extra holes, the 7 spoke wheels, and the manual headlight switch is of no concern since it reminds me of past cars. I actually don't like auto-headlights as they always seem to turn on when they are not needed. I also felt the 2010 GT-R was more akin to my old 1972 240Z. Both cars being fast, new, aggressive, less refined, rowdy and more fun to drive for their time. I love seeing an old 240Z and I think the GT-R will also remain a legend. These cars are so-called "Dick Magnets" because they really are a "Man's Car" LOL.
 

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Tachsman,my 2010 was also built 1/2009 and has been problem free other than changing out a front light capsule because of condensation,since our cars were manufactured at the same time i am curious as to whether or not you have had the same good luck with a trouble free car. The last 3 of my vin are 333.
 

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Tachsman, my 2010 was also built 1/2009 and has been problem free other than changing out a front light capsule because of condensation, since our cars were manufactured at the same time i am curious as to whether or not you have had the same good luck with a trouble free car. The last 3 of my vin are 333.
Good to hear SNICK that your car is also doing well. The last 3 of my vin are 489. My car has 3200 miles on the odometer. Not one hiccough or problem has been noted thus far and I drive with a lead foot mostly on nice weekends. I also have launched the car about 15 times this past year. Live long; drive well.
 

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Thanks for the info. I have 2 pos.services,2 oil changes and 5000 miles later realizing i have perhaps 1 of the best cars on the road gives me a great feeling that i made a great choice when i purchased my SS GTR.I wonder if others on this forum with 2010 GTRs manufactured 1/2009 have had the same good luck with their cars.Chime in if your car was also a 1/2009 built import. regardless, good health and safety to all my fellow GTR owners here on the forum.Regards from a snowy Long Island
 
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