Following an announcement by Nissan, the formidable GT-R which we all thought was a steal at $69,850 isn't quite so much of a steal anymore.

Following an announcement by Nissan, the formidable GT-R which we all thought was a steal at $69,850 isn't quite so much of a steal anymore. The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices (MRSP) has risen to a cool $76,840 for the base model whilst the premium model which includes heated seats, side air bags and an 11-speaker Bose sound system rises from $71,900 up to $79,090.

Neither figure includes the $1000 handling costs or dealer markups but a 10% premium is quite a rise which could even see a slowdown in the demand for the GT-R. Currently 70% of the U.S. allocation is accounted for following the pre-sale program, first deliveries of the vehicle commenced on 7th July and the price increase which has been put down to rise in the cost of raw materials will only affect consumers who purchased the model after the 5th September.

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