2015 Nissan GT-R starts at $101,770, floor mats are a $285 option

Known originally for being a significantly less expensive, upstart alternative to fast lap times, the base 2015 Nissan GT-R now costs nearly 20% more than a new Porsche 911. This may be an academic, ‘magazine-racing’ factoid, but, given the car’s cultural history, it is no less significant. The current GT-R has been with us as a production car since December 6, 2007, and at that time, the starting price was a mere $69,850.

The feature level has increased since the end of 2007, there has been a facelift, and the economy has arguably been upgraded, but it seems that what Nissan is doing is merely adding so many options on as standard to the car that there are few options left. Nissan now offers a selection of paint colors, interior colors, and in a gesture to the Germans, floor mats as options, the former costing you $285.  Has power increased? No. Nissan still packs the same, fantastic 545 horsepower 3.8 liter mill from the previous car; much of the powertrain remains the same, though the new car does get upgraded brakes, slightly revised suspension and LED headlights. For a full run down on what are essentially luxury upgrades, check out the press release after the jump.

-By: Sawyer Sutton

For Immediate Release
NISSAN ANNOUNCES U.S. PRICING FOR 2015 GT-R
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 21, 2014) – Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) today
announced U.S. pricing for the 2015 Nissan GT-R Premium, GT-R Black Edition and
GT-R Track Edition*, which have received a number of important performance,
exterior and interior enhancements for the 2015 model year. The changes are
designed to give GT-R a more refined look and feel without sacrificing one bit of its
legendary performance.

The GT-R Premium and GT-R Black Edition grades are on sale now at Nissan dealers
nationwide. The GT-R Track Edition and a fourth grade level, the new GT-R NISMO,
are scheduled to join the lineup in summer 2014 – with GT-R NISMO pricing to be
announced closer to that time. For more information on the GT-R NISMO, please see
NissanNews.com.

The major changes for the 2015 Nissan GT-R include:
• A recalibrated suspension for a more sophisticated ride and better road
holding
• Enhanced exterior appearance with LED headlight technology and distinctive
front and rear designs – plus a carbon fiber trunk lid on Track Edition models
• A more premium interior feel with enhanced appointments and improved
quietness, including a standard Bose® Active Noise Cancellation system
• A carbon-style instrument cluster and new Ivory interior color option (with
Premium Edition)

Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices** (MSRP) for the 2015 Nissan GT-R include:
GT-R Premium $101,770 USD
GT-R Black Edition $111,510 USD
GT-R Track Edition (late availability) $115,710 USD
Destination and handling $1,595

About the 2015 Nissan GT-R

While the 2015 GT-R maintains its position as one of the most striking supercars in
the market today, an update to the GT-R’s lights enhances its visual impact. The
new, efficient multi-LED headlights create a distinctive GT-R “lightning” motif,
generating a bold exterior visual signature. The new four-LED headlights feature an
Adaptive Front lighting System (AFS) that automatically adapts the angle of the light
beam at high speeds.

At the rear, the GT-R’s distinctive four-ring taillight signature now forms coherent
circles of illumination, giving the GT-R an equally distinctive rear appearance. The
2015 GT-R also adds a new exterior body color – Regal Red with highlights of real
gold flakes for added brilliance. A lightweight carbon fiber trunklid is added to the
Track Edition.
Inside, GT-R now includes a choice of three interior color schemes, including a new
hand-stitched Ivory color that is available with the Premium Interior Package. The
optional Premium Interior Package, offered in both Ivory and Red Amber, includes
semi-aniline leather appointments with hand-stitching on the front seats, along with
accents on the instrument panel, steering wheel, door trim, armrests and shift knob.
Another significant enhancement for 2014 is the addition of the new Bose® Active
Noise Cancellation system tuned to reduce engine booming sounds (standard on all
models), which, in conjunction with additional sound insulation, helps lower NVH and
enhance ride comfort.

Chassis enhancements for 2015 are balanced between the suspension, steering and
braking systems and tire design. While chassis development has been ongoing since
the GT-R’s introduction, the sophisticated 4-wheel independent suspension has been
fine-tuned to reduce load fluctuation between the four wheels, giving better handling
and more consistent grip. The tuning of these parts helps enhance road holding
capability, resulting in a poised, confident ride and outstanding traction on rough
roads. The reduction in minute vibrations and road noise helps provide a more
relaxing, comfortable ride.

All 2015 Nissan GT-Rs are again built on an exclusive Premium Midship platform,
which enables the use of the unique independent rear transaxle ATTESA E-TS allwheel
drive system. And while the upcoming GT-R NISMO features a range of unique
engine modifications, the 2015 GT-R Premium, Black Edition and Track Edition once
again are powered by a potent 545-horsepower advanced VR38DETT 3.8-liter twin
turbo V6. Torque is rated at 463 lb-ft. Fuel economy is rated at 16 mpg city and 23
mpg highway. The VR38DETT V6 is backed by an advanced paddle-shifted sequential
6-speed dual clutch transmission, which can be driver selected to shift at race carlike
speeds.

GT-R’s interior balances functionality with a sense of ease and comfort. It features
sculpted performance bucket seats for an optimal driving position and a cockpitstyle
instrument panel with a large center-mounted tachometer and multi-function
display – which includes mechanical and driving information, as well as an on-board
driving recorder. A specially designed 11-speaker Bose® sound system with
speakers mounted in rigid aluminum die cast panels, which provides sound quality
suitable for a supercar, is standard. Also standard on all models is a RearView
Monitor.

Along with GT-R Premium model, the GT-R Black Edition includes special lightweight
black aluminum forged RAYS® wheels, unique red and black interior, Recaro®
leather-appointed seats and a unique dry carbon fiber rear spoiler.
The limited-production Track Edition (late availability) is designed to take the
legendary street supercar even closer to a pure motorsports competition machine. It
features a specially tuned suspension, special brake cooling guides, front spoiler with
carbon fiber air ducts, special blue-trimmed high-grip seats and, new for 2015, a
lightweight carbon fiber trunklid, heated front seats and the addition of rear seats.


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Sawyer Sutton

Sawyer Sutton is a long-time Vermonter and lover of cars, big machinery, and photography. These are his words on cars as Senior Editor of egmCarTech.

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