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2010 Nissan GT-R – Click above for high-res image gallery

The illustrious Nissan GT-R is, quite possibly, one of our favorite cars currently in production. Now entering its third year in America, Godzilla receives a few minor tweaks for 2011, including some minor suspension tuning, a double clear coat on its front and rear fascias, new rear cooling ducts and – wait for it – slightly darker wheel center caps than on the 2010 model that is pictured. Additionally, the 2011 GT-R – henceforth only available in Premium trim – gets more standard features, including auto on/off headlamps, speed-sensitive windshield wipers, Bluetooth, a USB iPod interface and XM NavWeather and NavTraffic. All of this can be yours for $85,060 (*including $1000 destination charge), which represents an increase of $1,020 over the 2010 GT-R Premium. Get your pocketbooks out.

Curiously, the folks at Nagtroc.org are reporting that just 315 GT-R units are slated to come to the U.S. during the 2011 model year. That striking us as odd, we talked with Nissan spokesperson Darryll Harrison, and he says that the automaker can't confirm the limited production volume. Hmmm. The 2011 model is just now hitting the nearly 700 GT-R certified Nissan dealers across the country, though if the unit constraint holds up, it's likely that more than half of the approved showrooms will never see one. Either way, hit the jump for the full details in Nissan's press release.

Photos by Drew Phillips / Copyright ©2010 Weblogs, Inc.

[Sources: Nissan, Nagtroc.org]
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Nissan Announces U.S. Pricing for 2011 Nissan GT-R

Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) today announced U.S. pricing for the 2011 Nissan GT-R supercar, which is on sale now at select Nissan dealers.

For 2011, its third year of availability in the North American market, the Nissan GT-R features a number of enhancements and a simplified model lineup. The previous GT-R base model has been eliminated, leaving the GT-R Premium as the only available 2011 model. Other changes include slightly darker wheel center caps, double clear coat on the front and rear fascias and the addition of rear cooling ducts to improve cooling performance around the rear floor area.

The suspension has been retuned and the rear bushing strengthened to enhance ride comfort while still maintaining the GT-R's outstanding handling. In addition, auto on/off headlights and speed-sensitive windshield wipers are now standard, along with a USB iPod® interface, Streaming Audio via Bluetooth® and DVD playback. The navigation system now includes XM NavTraffic® and NavWeather™ capability.

The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)* for the 2011 Nissan GT-R equipped with standard 485-horsepower 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 engine and high-performance, 6-speed, dual-clutch transmission is:

Nissan GT-R Premium: $84,060 USD

Three options and one accessory are available for the 2011 GT-R: Cold Weather Package (no charge); special Super Silver paint ($3,000); Ultra-High Performance Tire Package (no charge); and carpeted GT-R logo floor mats ($280).

The 2011 GT-R is available only through officially certified Nissan retailers that have met a number of strict sales, service and facility commitments, including dedicating a master technician to GT-R service. A complete listing of the nearly 700 GT-R Certified Nissan dealers is available to consumers on NissanUSA.com.

About Nissan in North America

In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program 2010, whose key priorities are reducing CO2 emissions, cutting other emissions and increasing recycling. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.NissanUSA.com and www.infinitiusa.com.

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* MSRP excludes applicable tax, title and license fees. Dealer sets actual price. Prices and specs are subject to change without notice.

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    • 1 Second Ago
      • 5 Years Ago
      Someone did 10.3 second 1/4 mile on a slightly modded Nissan GTR
      Check out the video at:

      • 5 Years Ago
      WTF. This car started at $68k on launch. Then they raised prices by $7k. Now its just getting silly. Now $85k + super car maintenance costs is just crazy.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I think many that lust after the GT-R believe the car is priced at 85k and would as such only have the maintenance costs equivalent to what others require in that range(e.g. 911). In reality, though, the expenses are much closer to what one would expect from cars costing 150K+.

        I'd be glad to be proven wrong, but this is just what I've read on gtr forums.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Car looks awesome in Blue, Orange, Yellow, Purple....

      All the colors that you can get in a Vette, Viper, Porsche. People want options and variety. Nissan sells 1 car in this range, the GT-R Premium.

      Options list: 0. If they wanted to boost sales, they could use another manufacturer's strategy. They are treating it like a halo car, not a volume seller.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I would still buy it if I had the money. They're probably still selling at a big loss.

      I see a white GT-R at the dealership window every day. Makes my commute a little more bearable.
      • 5 Years Ago
      .. whatever it may be, still a bargin.. but ya i think the hype and all have passed
      • 5 Years Ago
      Damn, it looks like I am going to be forced to get the ZR1 instead.
      • 5 Years Ago
      How can something be "quite possibly, one of our favorite cars currently in production.", either it is ONE of your favorites or it isn't.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Do you only have one favorite movie? Favorite book? Favorite child?
        I can't think of any single thing that I would call my favorite, but maybe its just me.
        • 5 Years Ago
        You're one of my least favorite pedantic pricks.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I see what you're saying now, focused on the wrong bit at first.
        Still don't understand why you felt the need to point out an obvious figure of speech, but . . . umm, you win this one, I guess.
        • 5 Years Ago
        It's a figure of speech.
        • 5 Years Ago

        For the same reason you felt the need to try and correct me I guess....lol. :P

        Just messing with ya man. lol
        • 5 Years Ago

        Do you understand what the term "one of" means? Its means more than one. Something is either one of your favorite or it isn't. What you just said is irrelevant to one I said.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Well, I don't think they are selling very well at all, so it comes as no surprise that they will cut back on production. Still, that few units seems drastic, but I'm sure they want the dealers to be able to sell them for over invoice, rather then at or below.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Ultimately, they're seeing first-hand the effect of making this a Nissan rather than an Infiniti.

        People who buy in this price range expect premium service, which you won't see at a store geared toward moving and fixing Sentras. It's still a great value to us enthusiasts but with $85k to spend, most are heading to more notable brands better suited to upscale clientele.

        Making it worse, each one is a money loser for Nissan. Having them sit on the lots is devastating to GT-R's future.
        • 5 Years Ago
        As far as the "no test drives" policy is concerned, I don't think it would be safe to assume that Infiniti salespeople would act any differently then Nissan salespeople. But who knows. I do agree that you are probably more likely to get a test drive in a CTS-V, however and that really goes for all of them (cars in that price range, C63, M3, RS5, GT-R, etc)
        • 5 Years Ago
        That and a CTS-V is over $15,000 cheaper and most likely won't require the extreme amounts of maintenance the GT-R does.
        • 5 Years Ago
        They are not moving at all. I drive by the local Nissan dealer several times a week. The same two new GTR's, a black and a silver, have been sitting on the lot now for four months. There is also a silver demo which is available for lease....its been sitting there since August.

        On another note.....next door is a Caddilac dealership. They've moved about eight CTS-V's through there since August.
        • 5 Years Ago
        They know that people are getting insider reports of the upcoming 2012 facelift.

        They don't expect as many sales once word spreads that an R35.2 is in the works.
        • 5 Years Ago

        You get your own GT-R service manager and technician. They treat you like royalty.

        Now where you are correct is the salespeople. Many lost sales are due to NNA dealers not allowing test-drives, so the guy goes next door and test-drives a CTS-V, etc. And at least knows what he/she is getting into. How can you love a car you've never driven enough to buy it?

        The service techs are fantastic. But they didn't do enough to train the salespeople how not to price gouge or chase off potential customers with the 'its so special you can't drive it' rhetoric.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Personally, I would buy this in a heartbeat in the gun-metal gray layout :)

      Wish it had a backup camera offered as an option.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I like how they mention the "double clear coat" on the front and rear fascias. On these cars, they need to be coming standard with full body clear bras.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Low numbers wouldn't surprise me. The Lancer Evolution VIII and IX MR's were available in notoriously low numbers. I only got mine because I put 50% down the 2 HOURS AFTER IT WAS ANNOUNCED. The dealer (in Massachusetts) was allocated 1 vehicle.

      The waiting list behind me in the event I bailed out? 14 people deep.

      They were popular in SoCal, so dealers were notorious for selling their allocations to SoCal dealers, where the cars were being marked up to M3 prices.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Would totally be worth the price, but people don't have money for them right now. If I had the money I would be driving one.
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