Tuned Nissan GT-R Puts Its 620 HP To The Test, Maxes Out At 201 MPH

Nissan has been building the R35-generation GT-R since December 2007, and by its own admission is still a few years away from replacing it with an all-new model.

At the time of its launch over a decade ago, the GT-R pushed the boundaries of what accessible performance cars could do, and for a long time, was among the quickest accelerating production cars on earth. Fast forward to early 2019, and its performance has been matched and/or exceeded by many new supercars.

However, it has received numerous updates over the years in Nissan’s attempt to keep it relevant and, despite its age, is anything but slow.

What’s more, the venerable twin-turbo V6 has always been ripe for modifications that seriously increased its output. The owner of a tuned 2013 GT-R , which pumps out 620 HP, recently headed to an empty runway to put the Japanese sports car through its paces.

Thanks to its power and advanced all-wheel drive, the car accelerates off the line with impressive vigor and requires just 15 seconds to hit 150 mph (241 km/h). Approximately 20 seconds later, the GT-R tops out 201 mph (323 km/h), 5 mph (8 km/h) faster than the quoted top speed of a bog-standard R35.

Unless you live in a country with de-restricted highways, like Germany, hitting the 200 mph mark in public can put you into serious trouble and endanger both your and other road users’ safety. Consequently, it’s advisable that anyone with a need for speed takes their vehicle to the limit at straight-line events like this or during dedicated track days.


  • Carl Sloan

    The fact that it will only do 201 mph with 620 hp indicates that this car has a lot of aero drag. An F40 will do 201 woth only 478 hp.

    • Callanish

      I think the extra 800lb weight difference between the two ain’t helping either.

  • Bo Hanan

    White is not its color.

Manual Gearbox F430 Is What Ferrari Dreams Are Made Of

Gordon Ramsay used to own this F430, and now it can be yours as it’s coming up for auction.

Hot Rods And Electric Motors Are A Match Made In Heaven

Although huge V8s used to be synonymous with the genre, the times, they are a changin.

Here’s What It’s Like To Own The Nissan Leaf For A Year

The long-term test reveals the ups and downs of actual Leaf ownership.

Next-Gen Kia Optima To Have A Progressive Design With A Strong Identity

The upcoming Optima probably will be more conservative than the new Hyundai Sonata.

Porsche Cayenne Coupe: Should You Cancel That Bimmer X6?

Was the Cayenne Coupe worth the wait? Yes, it was – and then some .

Check Out The Fun Exterior Colors Of The Hyundai Venue

Sales of the Hyundai Venue in the United States will commence later this year.

Can The Audi Q8 Make A Statement Among Other SUV Coupes?

If comfort is what tickles your fancy, then the Q8 is apparently the one to go for.

All-New Opel Corsa Gets Dressed In GSi Suit, Tries On An OPC Tux, Too

Apart from the usual versions, the brand new Corsa will also come in warm and hot hatch guise as well.

The Airbus Alpha Two Is The Company’s Flying Taxi Future

The Airbus Alpha Two has completed a number of test flights and hit 170 km/h.

Audi Considering An All-Electric A8, Decision Still Pending

What’s next? Electric BMW 7-Series and Mercedes-Benz S-Class? Quite possibly, yes.