While a lot of fanbois on here can't seem to get over a simple fact, the Nissan GT-R is all that and a bag of chips.
Sorry, folks. Its performance is unprecedented for the initial outlay of cash.
Even when Nissan has consistently jacked up the price over the years, it STILL is a monumental performer besting MOST supercars. That's just a fact.
Now Nissan has announced that a limited run GT-R Track Edition will be making its debut. Only 150 units will be shipped stateside. That's probably a good thing since GT-Rs don't exactly overrun the market.
Think of this GT-R in the same vein as the Porsche 911 GT3. It's a more focused driver's ride and it lacks the back seat. But this is only the start as Nissan is prepping an even more hardcore GT-R, the NISMO edition.
You can think of that as the Porsche GT2 RS, I'd guess...
The GT-R Track Edition is on sale NOW at dealers starting at $115,710.
Nissan's press release follows:
NISSAN ANNOUNCES U.S. PRICING FOR 2014 GT-R TRACK EDITION - PRODUCTION LIMITED TO 150 UNITS
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) today announced U.S. pricing for the new 2014 Nissan GT-R Track Edition of $115,710* USD. The Track Edition is designed to take the legendary street supercar even closer to a pure motorsports competition machine**. It features a specially tuned suspension, special brake cooling guides, front spoiler with carbon fiber air ducts and a lightweight quilted cloth mat where the rear seats usually reside. Availability of the GT-R Track Edition is limited to 150 units for the United States. It is on sale now at select certified Nissan GT-R dealers nationwide.
The new GT-R Track Edition joins the GT-R Premium and GT-R Black Edition, which went on sale earlier this year. For the 2014 model year, Nissan builds on GT-R's already legendary status through increased performance, higher levels of craftsmanship and an all-new optional Premium interior, which features hand-stitched Amber Red semi-aniline leather appointments (front seats only). In addition, torque response at middle RPM range (4500~6000 rpm) and acceleration at high RPM's (above 6000 rpm) have been improved versus the 2013 GT-R. The Black Edition includes special lightweight black aluminum forged RAYS® wheels, unique red and black interior, Recaro® leather-appointed seats and a unique dry carbon fiber rear spoiler.
Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices* (MSRP) for the 2014 Nissan GT-R include:
GT-R Premium $99,590 USD
GT-R Black Edition $109,300 USD
GT-R Track Edition $115,710 USD
Destination and handling $1,000.
About the 2014 Nissan GT-R Track Edition
The 2014 model year features the introduction of a third and most exclusive model – the GT-R Track Edition. This new model is designed to take Nissan's legendary 545-horsepower street supercar even closer to a pure motorsports competition machine.**
It features a specially tuned suspension, special brake cooling guides, front spoiler with carbon fiber air ducts and a lightweight quilted cloth mat where the rear seats usually reside. Production of the GT-R Track Edition is limited to 150 cars for the U.S. market.
Changes to the GT-R's sophisticated 4-wheel independent suspension for the Track Edition include specialized Bilstein DampTronic gas pressure shock absorbers and higher spring rates. Much of the 2014 GT-R's suspension development took place on the Nürburgring, one of the world's most challenging racing circuits**, where the Track Edition damping force and handling benchmarks were further refined by GT-R development driver Toshio Suzuki. The Track Edition's air guides for the front and rear brakes were also refined through rigorous track testing.
In the interior, the new GT-R Track Edition includes special blue-trimmed high-grip front seats that use a special leather and fabric appointments. Finishing off the GT-R Track Edition's special features are a handmade, lightweight dry carbon fiber rear spoiler and special metallic black six-spoke RAYS® forged lightweight wheels mounted with Dunlop® SP Sport Maxx GT 600 DSST CTT ultra high performance run-flat nitrogen-filled tires. Both the wheels and spoiler are also offered on the Black Edition. The rear spoiler's lightweight GT-R specific dry carbon fiber material*** is also incredibly strong, contributing to increased aerodynamic downforce.