“Although the rain forced me to gingerly feed in power at corner exit rather than nail it, the updated car’s power delivery felt more immediate and linear than the old one’s. The old GT-R just felt like a fast car, but this one has the quickness to send a little chill down your spine like it used to do. It’s not as raw and violent as the no-compromise 2009 GT-R, but you can feel that Mr. Hyde personality hiding behind the Dr. Jekyll facade once more.
“Several subtle but important modifications help achieve the change. The first is to the engine, which picks up an additional 20 horsepower and 4 lb-ft of torque thanks to an improved ignition system borrowed from the Nismo edition, putting it at 565 hp and 467 lb-ft. More than that, the new individual cylinder ignition-timing control spreads the torque increase out over most of the rev range and flattens it out to boot. As a result, the power delivery feels a little more linear, as it’s delivering more power earlier in the rev range before the turbos are at full steam.” -- Motor Trend