Listing at just above the $148,300 entry price for a Porsche 911 Turbo, the new NISMO may be a sensible alternative to the 911 Turbo for some, but it’s no longer the bargain it once was. Costing just a lick over $100,000, the base GT-R of course moved up too this year; a significant jump over the sub-$70K sticker offered in 2007. The economy is partially to blame here, but so is the level of standard equipment.
Nissan’s exorbitant pricing policy extends to the 2015 Juke NISMO RS, the base model costs somewhere slightly over $18,000, but $8,000 more gets you the quick one. These are completely reasonable numbers for higher end cars, but for an economy car without a significant increase in the level of service, this one is a bit silly. Still, 215 horsepower and a limited slip diff. can be better than a sharp stick in the eye. For specific pricing and specs, check out the press releases after the jump.
-By: Sawyer Sutton
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan today announced a $149,990 USD starting price* for the limited production 2015 Nissan GT-R NISMO**, the fastest Nissan GT-R ever built and holder of the volume production car lap record (7:08.679) at the famed Nurburgring racetrack in Germany. The GT-R NISMO is scheduled to go on sale at select Nissan dealers in the U.S. beginning July 31, 2014.
The new Nissan GT-R NISMO features an advanced 3.8-liter twin turbo V6 engine rated at 600 horsepower and 481 lb-ft of torque** – increases of 55 horsepower and 18 lb-ft of torque versus standard 2015 GT-R models – along with enhanced aerodynamics, body reinforcement and ultra-precise handling thanks to a variety of suspension refinements.
Also set for sale on July 31 is the 2015 Nissan GT-R Track Edition***, which is priced at $115,710. The Track Edition includes a specially tuned suspension, special brake cooling guides, front spoiler with carbon fiber air ducts, special blue-trimmed high-grip seats, heated front seats, a lightweight carbon fiber trunklid and spoiler.
Two other models, the 2015 Nissan GT-R Premium and GT-R Black Edition are available now.
Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices* (MSRP) for the complete line of 2015 Nissan GT-R models:
GT-R Premium $101,770 USD GT-R Black Edition $111,510 USD GT-R Track Edition (7/31 availability) $115,710 USD GT-R NISMO (7/31 availability) $149,990 USD
Destination and handling $1,595
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) today announced a starting M.S.R.P.* of $26,120 for the 2014 JUKE NISMO RS, the third model in 2014 JUKE lineup.
The new, racing-inspired JUKE NISMO RS combines sporty design with enhanced performance (versus non-NISMO RS models) – including a best-in-class** 215 horsepower, 210 lb-ft of torque and Helical Limited-Slip Differential (manual transmission). It also offers additional structural rigidity and larger brakes.
The special NISMO RS interior treatment includes genuine Recaro® front seats, carbon fiber-look finishers, special red-and-black color theme with suede, Alcantara® and leather appointments. It is offered in a choice of front-wheel drive with 6-speed manual transmission or all-wheel drive with Xtronic transmission. Both are on sale now at Nissan dealers nationwide.
NISMO, Nissan’s performance group, is applying its near-50 years of engineering experience and expertise to an expanding range of affordable production vehicles, including the 2014 370Z NISMO and JUKE NISMO.
Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices (MSRP) for the 2014 Nissan JUKE NISMO RS models:
JUKE NISMO RS 6MT FWD $26,120 USD JUKE NISMO RS XTRONIC AWD $28,120 USD
Destination and handling $810.
In addition to the new JUKE NISMO RS, the popular Nissan JUKE is also available in nine other trim levels:
JUKE S XTRONIC FWD $18,990 USD JUKE SV MT FWD $20,990 USD JUKE SV XTRONIC FWD $22,040 USD JUKE NISMO MT FWD $22,990 USD JUKE SL XTRONIC FWD $24,290 USD JUKE S XTRONIC AWD $20,990 USD JUKE SV XTRONIC AWD $23,740 USD JUKE NISMO XTRONIC AWD $25,290 USD JUKE SL XTRONIC AWD $25,990 USD
Destination and handling $810.