2023 Nissan GT-R Arrives Starting From $113,540

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The price has gone up but this is still a budget supercar.

The current Nissan GT-R has been around since 2008. Back then, the car had an MSRP of $76,840, which made it the performance bargain of the century. You could embarrass almost every supercar on sale for $10k less than what BMW charged for a V10 M5.

The trouble is that Nissan's price kept increasing, and the competitors caught up and slowly started overtaking it. It can still keep up with a Porsche 911 Turbo S from 0-60 mph, but once you hit a set of corners, the Porsche will disappear into the horizon. Even a GR Yaris can keep up on a wet race track with the GT-R these days.

Nissan recently announced the pricing for the 2023 model. You'll pay $113,540 for the Premium grade and $210,740 for the GT-R Nismo.

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We should be thankful that the GT-R is still around in the USA, where it has a massive cult following. Earlier rumors suggested we wouldn't get access to the 2023 model, as it was canned in Australia and Europe. But here it is, still ready to battle the onslaught of newer supercars.

The GT-R is carried over as is from 2021, but the T-spec has been dropped from the range.

Everything that matters is still the same. In the Premium, the hand-built 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V6 produces 565 horsepower and 467 lb-ft of torque. The Nismo gets a set of turbochargers from Nissan's GT3 racing car, which takes power up to 600 hp/481 lb-ft of torque.

Also included are lightweight carbon fiber components, carbon ceramic brakes, and model-specific styling.

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Both models come standard with an interior that has been upgraded over the years. It now has an eight-inch multi-touch display with Apple CarPlay (no Android Auto), navigation, Bluetooth, HD Radio, and the full Sirius XM suite. On the luxury side, Nissan adds a Bose 11-speaker audio system, Active Noise Cancellation, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, and front and rear parking sensors. The Nismo gains Recaro seats with synthetic suede inserts, red stitching, and an Alcantara-appointed steering wheel with a red top stripe.

Looking at the pricing, one has to admit that the GT-R is still a performance bargain. The Nismo is a bit irrelevant at this point, but $113,540 for Porsche Turbo S-like performance is not bad. A 911 Turbo starts at $182k before any options.


The big question is whether the GT-R is still worth buying after all these years. You can see the popularity dip over the years. In 2008, Nissan sold a record 1,730 units. The last time Godzilla hit four figures was in 2015 when Nissan sold 1,105. Last year, it sold just 228; to date, in 2022, that figure is 56. These 56 are the die-hards who live and breathe GT-R.

The GT-R looks slightly silly compared to the all-new Corvette Z06, which starts at $105,300. But, and it's a big elephant-like butt, try and find a Z06 for sale. Or even try and get one for sale at the suggested retail price.

If you order a Z06 now, you'll likely have to wait more than a year. Until then, you can get a GT-R to tide you over. That's the most likely reason the GT-R is back for another year.

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