2015 Nissan GT-R Nismo Costs More Than a Porsche 911 Turbo in America

As a company, Nissan has built its name and reputation on very solid ground: practicality and affordability. They have some of the cheapest sedans you can buy in America, but the same can’t be said about their newer Nismo products. Launched in 2013, this range of go-fast motorsport inspired vehicles has sparked a lot of controversy, especially the flagship GT-R model.
2015 Nissan GT-R Nismo 1 photo
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The debates are sure to rage on, as Nissan today announced the GT-R Nismo costs a whopping $149,990 plus $1,595. They did so knowing full well that the brand new Porsche 911 Turbo retails in America at $148,300.

As we admit Nissan might have built a very fast car, we wonder who would pay such a hefty price knowing they could have gotten the latest generation of the iconic Turbo, a car that’s beautiful, well made and luxurious. There’s a slight power gap between the two models, favoring the Nissan, but badge snobs are going to be Nismo’s biggest enemies.

Nissan has officially revealed the GT-R Nismo Edition in November last year, ahead of its debut at the Tokyo Motor Show. Powered by a retuned 3.8-liter twin-turbo, the monster puts down 592-hp (600 PS) and according to Nissan lapped the Nurburgring in an amazing time of 7:08.679.

Yesterday, Nissan also announced pricing for the most powerful Juke version they’ve ever built. However, just like the GT-R, at $26,120 the Juke Nismo GT costs about as much as serious performance cars like the Subaru WRX.

Seems Nissan has forgotten its foundation!
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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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