And yet people will still buy it.
Supercar killer. That's what they used to call the Nissan GT-R, because it had the performance capability to trounce most supercars, but didn't cost nearly as much. That's not strictly the case these days, however, when even a "base" GT-R will set you back over $110k, and the top Nismo version goes for nearly twice that. And it's certainly not the case if you opt for Liberty Walk's new body kit.
Called the 35GT-RR, the kit is available in two versions and includes new bumpers front and rear, fenders, hood, canard, rear diffuser, and a choice of giant rear wings.
The body kit is available for as "little" as $33,480 when crafted out of fiberglass. But go for the full carbon treatment and you can spend as much as $73,570. That, in and of itself, would be enough to buy a second-hand GT-R. Add the cost of the full dry carbon-fiber body kit to the base price on a new GT-R and you'll be looking at a solid $187,110. Put it on a new GT-R Track Edition and you'll be spending $219,110. And add it to the cost of a GT-R Nismo and you'll be writing a check for $284,310.
That would be more than enough to put you behind the wheel of a new Ferrari F8 Tributo or Lamborghini Huracan Evo. So much for the whole "supercar killer" thing. And as mean as it may look, that doesn't even include the cost of any mechanical upgrades. But then the Datsun known as Godzilla is hardly lacking in that department.
As it stands, the GT-R comes standard with a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 sending anywhere between 565 and 600 horsepower, together with 467-481 lb-ft of torque, to all four corners through a six-speed dual-clutch transmission. That's a whole lot of muscle, and with Liberty Walk's new body kit, it looks like a GT3 racer for the road. It just doesn't come cheap, by any stretch of the imagination.