• Mar 26, 2007
So, AutoExpress releases information today that says that the new GT-R will come in at £29,000... in Japan. We're not sure how that's going to equate in U.S. dollars (or yen, for that matter), but what was even more interesting was that they divulged the varying levels of trim that will be offered when the GT-R goes on sale next year.

The "entry-level" version will come equipped with a six-speed manual gearbox, four piston Brembos and the aforementioned £29,000 price tag. The next step up would be the £35,000 V-spec version, that gets a seven-speed DSG and six-piston stoppers, while the top o' the line Evolution package will get everything included in the V-spec, but will also come with lots of carbon fiber pieces to reduce weight. The GT-R Evolution will likely be priced over £50,000.

Again, we have no idea where these figures and trim levels came from, as AutoExpress only says that "sources" provided in the information. Whatev, we're still salivating.

[Source: AutoExpress]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      Those price's are too cheap, in 1997 the uk price of a r33 skyline gtr wose 80000 pounds.
      • 7 Years Ago
      DPC car videos, the R34 Z-tune is faster in a straight line than the Z06 (as in standing start acceleration, Z06 pulls a little harder out of turns). There's no way they'd release this new GT-R if it was slower than either the 911 Turbo or R34 GT-R Z-tune.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I think when they where testing this car with a Porsche 997 turbo following it, it was to beat the Porsche in cornering and track abilities. As far as straight line performance I belive it will be slower then both Porsche turbo and C6 Corvette Z06. But I read somewhere that the Skyline is built ready to be tuned so a simple ECU upgrade should put this car into the 550 horsepower range.
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      • 7 Years Ago
      It doesn't have the horsepower to weight ratio to beat the Z06, Viper, Porche 911 Turbo, or any of the super cars really. All three of the above are pushing 500-600 hp, and 0-60 times of around 3.5 seconds. They're going to have to rely on the high-tech gizmos, the tuner crowd, or pricing to sell this car.

      And it looks like pricing is already a non-factor.

      I guess it won't be the "super car" that some of us hoped for. Maybe their target is more along the lines of the M3 than a "street legal race car" like the examples I gave, which isn't really a bad thing, just a different purpose.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Sorry, the above is a link to a few photos of the new GT-R in disguise, taken in Arizona a few weeks ago.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The GTR with it s nearly 500bhp engine will be a killer. I just wanted to know guys, what kind of transmission would you prefer? 6-speed manuel or the DSG 7-speed tiptronic?
      • 7 Years Ago
      You can't do a direct conversion. It's usually $1 to £1. For example the Z06 costs above £60,000 in the UK. So if the GT-R manages to come anywhere near its performance or even manages to beat it then it's going to be amazing value for money.
      • 7 Years Ago
      This shouldn't be a car you buy for value. It's a car for those of us who, caught between a 911 and a GT-R, would pick the GT-R for purely emotional reasons.

      And it's only going to be great if they don't build it to a price point.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I believe this information is taken from the Japanese bi-monthly publication, Best Car (10th April Edition). They in turn cited an "insider" at Nissan as being the source of the information. This magazine has been fairly accurate with its predictions in the past, so I see no reason why the latest rumours shouldn't be believed. I loosely translated the article for use in my blog, so if anyone is interested in a little more info, it can be found here: http://automobiliajaponica.blogspot.com/
      • 7 Years Ago
      most of what we have heard about the car would have to be wrong for it to be in the z06 911 viper performance range.

      i think its a good aproach to have entry and range topping carbon fiber clad models. hopefully the latter will be able to get the curb weight
      • 7 Years Ago
      So the base GT-R is coming at $56K? That's around the pricing range of the BMW M3 coupe. With 450hp+ AWD I'll take the GT-R.
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