Limited Edition

Is the 45th Anniversary GT-R Worth the Extra Cash?

New pictures expose the special edition's bonus looks.

A few weeks ago, we told you about Nissan's plan to unleash a 45 unit limited edition version of the GT-R, designed especially to celebrate its 45th birthday. Finished in gold paint and fitted with tinted VIN plates and a commemorative plaque, the 45th Anniversary Edition will arrive in Premium trim and command a $1,000 premium over run-of-the-mill models with the same trim level. The gold paint, dubbed Silica Brass by the company, mimics the color offered on the 2001 Skyline GT-R M-Spec.

However, beyond the paint and beneath the skin, the 45th anniversary edition is completely identical to other variants of the GT-R (and not the Nismo, of course). As such, it will arrive with the same 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 and deliver the stock 545 horsepower and 463 lb-ft of torque. With only 30 of the 45 examples headed to the United States market, these new pictures should help you decide if the car is worth the extra cash and the endless waiting lists, as a way of saying happy birthday to this special car.

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