2009 Nissan GT-R pricing increased by 10 percent

Nissan has announced that it will increase the price of the 2009 Nissan GT-R. Nissan said the price increase is due to the increase cost of raw materials. Pricing for the Nissan GT-R now starts at $76,840 for the base model and $79,090 for the GT-R Premium model. Prior to Sept. 5th the Nissan GT-R started at $69,850.

The Nissan GT-R’s iPod option saw a price increase to $400 from $360.

To date Nissan has sold 70 percent of its first year allocation for the U.S. of the 480-hp car. Deliveries begin on July 7, 2008.

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Press Release:

NISSAN ANNOUNCES PRICE ADJUSTMENT ON THE 2009 GT-R

Nissan today announced an interim price adjustment on the 2009 Nissan GT-R due to increased raw materials costs. The Manufacturer”s Suggested Retail Prices (MSRP)* of $76,840 for the GT-R and $79,090 for the GT-R Premium model are effective immediately. Destination & Handling (D&H) is $1,000. The adjusted prices do not apply to customer orders already in dealer hands prior to September 5. The initial GT-R pricing was established nearly a year ago.
 
To date, approximately 70 percent of the first year allocation of GT-Rs for the United States market have been sold as part of a pre-sale program that has been underway since February 2008. The first customer deliveries of the limited production Nissan GT-R supercar began on July 7, 2008. The GT-R is available only through officially certified Nissan dealers that have met a number of strict sales, service and facilities commitments, including dedicating a master technician to GT-R service. A searchable listing of the 663 GT-R Certified Nissan dealers is available to consumers on nissanusa.com.
 
All 2009 Nissan GT-Rs are equipped with a standard 3.8-liter twin turbo V6 producing 480 horsepower and 434 lb-ft of torque, backed by an all-new, paddle-shifted, dual clutch rear transmission and a world”s first independent rear transaxle ATTESA E-TS all-wheel drive system.