Should you ever frown at the fact the dealers in America charge super-premiums on the limited production models over the base price, here is one reason why the Europeans have far more reason to complain about.
Should you ever frown at the fact that dealers in America charge super-premiums on the limited production models over the base price, here is one reason why the Europeans have far more reason to complain about. A Nissan dealer in Finland announced today that the pricing for the Nissan GT-R will be set at an astronomical €147,700 including taxes (base price announced by Nissan is Euro 75,000), equivalent to $235,000 which is an amazing four times more than the official US pricing of $69850.
Although specific tax information has not been released, we can do our own calculations which usually sees an additional 30% added onto the base price putting the expected total price to a little over €100K, but unfortunately it has been known for the local customs to be a little creative with their taxation figures.
Rather than base the tax on the base value of the car, there have been instances where they look at similar models in the segment, which in the case of the GT-R most definitely works against it. Recently Nissan announced it did the famed Nurburgring in just 7 minutes and 29 seconds putting it in the performance realms of the half million Euro Pagani Zonda and thus helps fill the pockets of the Finnish taxman.
Obviously we cannot be sure how much of the €72,700 premium over the €75,000 base price is tax and how much is lining the dealer's pockets and it is unlikely that the dealer is going to tell us. And let us not forget the poor Europeans are paying in excess of €1.50 per liter of petrol(gasoline) – equivalent to $10.70 per gallon.