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2015 Nissan GT-R – US Pricing Announced

Nissan today announced updated US pricing for the 2015 model year GT-R supercar. The bad news is what once was an performance bargain is now an exotic of sorts, with prices starting at $101,770, plus $1,995 for the destination.
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That doesn't seem all that expensive until you realize how many performance cars are cheaper. For instance, the BMW M5 is $92,900 plus destination. If that doesn't sound like a fair comparison, the M5 being somewhat slower to 60, then consider the E63 AMG S-Model, which for $99,770 offers 577 hp, more than the GT-R. Audi's RS7 is somewhat more expensive at $104,900, but comes with levels of luxury that the Japanese car can't possibly match.

What in 2007 started out as a performance bargain somewhere in the region of $70,000 is now more expensive than a Porsche 911 Carrera S.

Now that we're done bashing Nissan, let's try and find out what makes the 2015 GT-R worthy of a $100,000-topping price tag. The car's chassis has been tuned to reduced load fluctuation between the four wheels, giving better stability. Engineers have also fine-tuned electronic control of the shock-absorber valves and and made a host of other suspension changes to improve the road-holding capabilities of the car. The 2015 GT-R is now offered as standard with a new Dunlop SP Sport Maxx GT 600 DSST CTT, while its brakes have been tuned for better response during everyday driving.

There are some styling changes as well: LED headlights with Adaptive Front lighting System. The bright shade of red you see in the press photos is also a brand new color, called Gold Flake Red Pearl. The paint has gold flakes for extra visual impact.
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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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