You won't believe what this old Nissan sold for.
The 2021 Nissan GT-R Nismo is the most expensive Nissan available today, with a supercar-level price tag of $210,740. With the Nismo variant, you get a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 engine with 600 horsepower and 481 lb-ft of torque, which can hit 60 mph in a spine-shattering 2.5 seconds. The R35 GT-R's performance still impresses us after all this time, but it's not the most expensive Nissan sold this year - not by a long shot.
In just four more years, the legendary R34 generation Nissan Skyline GT-R is eligible to import into the United States. But before it arrives legally, prices have been soaring. In fact, the GT-R Registry just confirmed the most expensive example ever sold at auction. You won't believe what someone paid for it.
The car in question is a pretty rare R34; an M-Spec Nur finished in one of the least common GT-R colors, Millennium Jade (pictured above). Nisan only built just over 1,000 GT-R Nur models; 718 of those were V-Spec II models (156 of which came finished in Millennium Jade), and only 285 were the M-Spec (144 in Millennium Jade). Rarity clearly played a factor, but the car's condition was likely why the Skyline sold for so much.
With all of these factors considered, the Skyline GT-R sold for a whopping 33,205,000 yen. That's around $313,645.29 in US dollars. This price breaks the previous record for a GT-R of 32,000,000 yen ($302,540 USD), set by a V-Spec II Nur model with only 10 kilometers on the odometer, one of only 159 sold in white.
Not only is that a crazy high amount of money to spend on a GT-R, it doesn't even include the auction fee or taxes. While JDM car enthusiasts eagerly wait for the day that they can legally import an R34 GT-R into the US, most will already be priced out of the market by the time they arrive.
At the time of sale, the car only registered 6,817 what we assume are kilometers on the odometer, which translates to only 4,236 miles. The car also received a Japanese auction score of 4.5, which is pretty much the highest you could ever get on a vehicle that is this old. Even a one-year-old car might struggle to receive a score of 5.