Nissan’s Obliteration of Bugatti

September 6th, 2013

Nissan GT-R

People who buy the Bugatti Veyron don’t buy it because of its 0-60 time. The Veyron is purchased because it’s an expression of ultimate extravagance. The Veyron is the best of the best, the creme de la creme, the most extreme example of a vehicle money can buy.

With costs over $2.5 million, a 0-60 time of under 3 seconds and a top speed upward of 250 miles per hour, the Veyron remains the ultimate supercar, accessible only to the very few who have bank accounts full enough to support the purchase price and the maintenance costs.

Those people who have plunked millions into their Veyrons expect to own the best and the fastest. They certainly don’t want to be upstaged by a “cheap” Nissan.

Think whatever you want of the Nissan GT-R, but no one can deny the car is pure brawn wrapped in solid determination. The GT-R simply won’t be beat, whatever it’s up against. It’s not a pretty car, and it doesn’t have the highest top speed of its supercar stablemates, but very few automobiles on the planet (or even spaceships not on this planet) will beat it in a full-on sprint to 60 miles per hour.

Rumors abound that the 2015 GT-R will be even faster, possibly able to evaporate from 0-60 in a flat 2 seconds. Think about that. You’re at a standstill, then,

One.

Two.

Sixty miles per hour.

“Fast” doesn’t even begin to describe what that would feel like. Pure obliteration comes close.

Honestly, the feeling of 0-60 in 2 seconds and 2.7 seconds won’t feel all that different. The current GT-R is capable of a 2.7-second time, which in itself can keep up with, and even beat, the Veyron. If the rumors are true, and a 2-second time is even possible considering the limitations of physics and human technology, the lowly GT-R, the poor man’s supercar, will put any Veyron ever built to shame.

Don’t get too excited, though, because cheap is just a matter of perspective. The next super-Nissan could set you back up to $150,000. Used ones, though, do exist if you have the inclination…

-tgriffith

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