As we are approaching the model's launch in Europe, Nissan is revealing more and more pricing details for the Nismo-spec GT-R.
The “range-topping super-coupé” as Nissan likes to call it will go up for order in U.K. from November 1 for anyone willing to fork out a cool £149,995 for the meanest Godzilla ever. Also from next month, the company will have the flagship GT-R R35 on sale in Germany and France where it’s going to cost €184,950.
As a reminder, Nissan USA announced towards the end of September a $174,990 starting price for its updated supercar, while just last week the company’s Australian division disclosed plans to bring the Nismo brand to the Land Down Under from February 2017 when the GT-R Nismo will be launched from $227,410 (that’s Australian dollars.)
So, what do buyers get for these hefty sums? For starters, the mighty hand-assembled biturbo 3.8-liter V6 delivering 600 horsepower (441 kilowatts) and 481 pound-feet (651 Newton-meters) of torque channeled to both axles through a dual-clutch, six-speed gearbox. The Nismo-spec GT-R gets just about the same mild visual tweaks as the lesser versions of the car to improve not only the exterior appearance, but also boost its aerodynamic efficiency.
The 2017 model year also sees the introduction of a reinforced body and retuned shock absorbers, stabilizers, and springs. Corroborated with the extra downforce, the latest Nismo-flavored GT-R should handle better than ever.
The most obvious changes are noticeable once you hop inside the cabin where Nissan has simplified the center stack by reducing the number of switches from 27 to just 11. There’s also a bigger 8-inch touchscreen for the upgraded infotainment system, which can also be controlled via the newly added rotary knob mounted on the carbon fiber center console if you’re not a big fan of using the touchscreen.
Assembled in Tochigi, Japan, the cream of the crop in the GT-R’s range fitted with the latest update will likely serve as the generation's swan song since an all-new R36 model is expected to arrive around 2018.