The current Nissan GT-R has been on sale in the US for ten years now.
It’s hard to believe the glorious Nissan GT-R has been on sale in America for ten years now when its competitors have launched all-new models, yet it remains an impressive feat of engineering today thanks to frequent updates and performance improvements. A new generation GT-R is coming but the current incarnation of Godzilla lives on for another year, as Nissan has announced the 2019 GT-R is now available in selected US dealers.
With a starting price of $99,990 plus a $1,695 destination charge, the entry-level GT-R Pure is the most affordable model in the range and remains unchanged from 2018. The base model features LED lighting units, a carbon fiber rear diffuser and 20-inch alloy wheels with Brembo brakes.
Moving up the range, the $110,540 GT-R Premium comes equipped with an 11-speaker Bose audio system, Active Noise Cancellation and Active Sound Enhancement systems, as well as a Titanium exhaust system. Three premium interior packages (Amber Red, Kuro Night and Rakuda Tan) are also available for the Premium model, along with three premium exterior colors in addition to the four standard colors. An All-Weather Package is also available with the Pure and Premium grades.
The more performance-focused GT-R Track Edition starts at $128,540 and features several track-focused upgrades, including Nismo-tuned suspension that’s lighter and stiffer. The track-focused GT-R also comes equipped with a carbon-fiber rear spoiler and rides on wider 20-inch Nismo wheels.
All three of these trims are powered by a twin-turbo 3.8-liter V6 engine that produces 565 hp and 467 lb-ft of torque. It’s mated to a six-speed dual clutch transmission that sends power to an all-wheel drive system.
Topping the range is the motorsports-inspired GT-R Nismo, which has a much steeper starting price of $175,540 and is available in limited numbers in the US. Paying nearly $50,000 extra will grant you an upgraded V6 engine that develops 600 hp and 481 lb-ft of torque. Carbon fiber bumpers, trunk lid and rear spoiler help reduce weight, and the car also has a larger V-Motion grille, carbon fiber side sills and black mirrors with red accents. Further distinguishing the GT-R Nismo are Recaro sport seats with red contrast stitching, unique suspension and 20-inch lightweight aluminum wheels with a metallic black finish.