Over the years, there's no question that one of the most unbelievable super performing vehicles would be the Nissan GT-R.
Though it initially debuted in 2008, at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show, we got the chance to take a closer look at the 2014 GT-R.
A lot has changed since then.
First things first, it's received more power. Secondly, the next big change you'll likely realize is the interior, which has become a bit more stylized. Check out the shots below of that tri-colored interior and the carbon fiber center stack.
Lastly, the biggest change is the going rate for a GT-R. For the 2008 model year, the GT-R was an absolute steal at just under $70,000 dollars. For 2014 the barrier of entry has inflated up to $99,590.
A $30,000 difference is pretty significant but one could argue you're still receiving the bargain of the market as its performance is essentially unrivaled.
Nissan's press release follows:
About the 2014 Nissan GT-R
- GT-R Premium $99,590 USD
- GT-R Black Edition $109,300 USD
Following performance enhancement last year that upped the horsepower and torque of the GT-R's advanced VR38DETT 3.8-liter twin turbo V6 to 545 hp and 463 lb-ft of torque, the development and refinement of Nissan's legendry supercar continues for the 2014 model year.
Among the notable modifications are improved engine response in the mid- and upper-rpm ranges, increased body rigidity and specification changes to the shock absorbers, front anti-roll bar and springs that result in a lower center of gravity. The result is improved high-speed handling and more refined ride comfort. As in previous years the GT-R engine is hand-assembled in a special clean room – for 2014 an aluminum nameplate is added to each engine showing the name of the individual engine builder.
Other changes include the addition of a new Premium Interior Package, which features hand-stitched Amber Red semi-aniline leather appointments (front seats only). A new red-accented steering wheel is added to Black Edition models.
The interior again features sculpted performance bucket seats for an optimal driving position and a cockpit-style instrument panel with a large center-mounted tachometer and multi-function display – which includes mechanical and driving information, as well as an on-board driving recorder. A specially designed 11-speaker Bose® sound system – which provides sound quality suitable for a supercar, is standard – along with a RearView Monitor.
The 2014 Nissan GT-R is offered in two models – GT-R Premium and the GT-R Black Edition with special lightweight black aluminum forged RAYS® wheels, unique red and black interior, Recaro® leather-appointed seats and a unique dry carbon fiber rear spoiler.
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**Special thanks to Nissan for providing accommodations and transportation for the 2013 Chicago Auto Show