• Apr 5, 2010
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If you live in Japan, own a 2007-2009 Nissan GT-R and want all of the goodies the '10 model boasts, you're in luck. Select Nissan dealers in the Land of the Rising Sun will reportedly be more than happy to supply you with a "2010 Model Version Up Kit." For a little scratch, you can get a reworked set of brake calipers, an upgraded navigation system and a Spec V spoiler to help your car keep pace with the new wave of Godzillas hitting the streets.

While the navigation system will get a software update, it will also feature new USB functionality to allow it to be compatible with the NISMO datalogging kit (sold separately). That's cool and all, but not quite so slick as what's going on with those stoppers.

The original equipment calipers were dipped in a gold paint that would turn brown after a few hard laps, and featured brake pad springs that would fatigue over time. The model version up kit will provide owners with a new coat of heat-resistant gold paint, complete with a prominent Brembo logo and a tougher pad spring.

At current exchange rates, the navi upgrade will set you back $7,335. Throw in the brakes, and you're looking at a final tab closer to $8,669. That special carbon-fiber rear spoiler carries a price tag of $6,668, too. Oddly enough, Nissan will sell you the navigation update as a stand alone, but if you want those fancy calipers, you've got to nab the whole package.



[Source: GTR Blog]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      The owner of theat 9 second GTR is a "class act" and I am very happy for his historic accoplishment.

      But, a GTR that costs $80k that had $30k worth of modifications (upgraded trasmission) that ran a high 9 second pass is still WAY OVERPRICED.

      Even a C5 Corvettes with $10k in mods can do the same thing for $75k less than that GTR and they weight 700lbs less.


      The GTR and anything related is WAY OVERPRICED.
        • 4 Years Ago
        well the C5 can't hang with the GT-R at the tack

        needless this thing is not build for a 1/4=mi run it's build for hte track so to me if the track balance is ruined to get some fast 1/4-mi times then the car is no longer worth it's price

        but to take it to the 911's for about $80 is not that bad a deal

        for 1/4 mi runs i much rather a V8 under the hood
        • 4 Years Ago
        You could buy a Z06 and spend a lot less than 30k in upgrades and get more out of it than you would 30k + a GTR. Z06 actually handles slightly better than the ZR1 and the engine on it is easy to slap a turbo on.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Only butt-hurt Corvette fanboys think this thing is overpriced. You get 911 Turbo-beating performance at a fraction of the price. Get over it.
      • 4 Years Ago
      no chance I would take mine in if they offered it in the US or A. I upgraded the lines for $150 and my nav is fine, thanks...
      • 4 Years Ago
      This pricing is completely ludcrous. You'd have to be insane to pay 8k for a nav update!

      And in comparison the brakes may seem to be a whole lot less expensive, but you have to realize that you are paying over 1k for a new layer of paint on your calipers and upgraded pad springs. It's not like you are getting bigger rotors or higher piston count calipers. I shudder to think what nissan would charge for something actually functional like that.

      hell, most of the 09 owners would save money by trading in their car and buying a 2010 model outright. i doubt the car would have depreciated 15k that fast.
      • 4 Years Ago
      LOL @ Model Version Up. Engrish FTW!
      • 4 Years Ago
      "$7,335 Navi upgrade"

      Wallet rape anyone?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Well, you know what they say. A fool and his money...
        • 4 Years Ago
        especially when compared to the relatively reasonable price of the calipers at $1334.
        • 4 Years Ago
        $150 Garmin > $7,335 Navi upgrade

        No to mention the REMOVABLE Garmin wont added unneeded weight in the car...AND you can use it with another car. What is the upside of having a dealer installed Navi >??
        • 4 Years Ago
        @ Kaptain

        The price of stupidity.
        • 4 Years Ago
        The price of exclusivity.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Nissan is out of their mind with all their pricing related to the GTR.

      They could have made the GTR a competitor to the ZO6 Corvette at a the same price point and sold THOUSANDS of them annually. Instead, Nissan has completely overpriced this thing.
      It's a shame.

      I bought a LS3 Corvette AND a Infiniti G57x sedan for what it would have cost me to buy ONE GTR.

        • 4 Years Ago
        Edit: not Grant, McKinley.


        BTW, what's a G57x? =P
        • 4 Years Ago
        Every President Grant you spend over the Z06 is a tenth faster around
        most any track in the USA.

        If you like Time Attack and winning... the GT-R is an absolute
        bargain.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I call BS on the G57x. But I admit I'm intrigued.
      • 4 Years Ago
      So what do I need to swap these brakes onto my 92 240sx?

      I kid. I kid.
      • 4 Years Ago
      This reminds me about an article from the mid-90's... Honda was putting together "refresher kits" for the NSX. Basically, it consisted of new springs, bushings, updated aero bits, and other things that turn creaky over time. It might have been JDM only.

      But it didn't have a $459475398793842739423478 navigation upgrade.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Yeah $7,335 for a nav? Yet another reason I hate built in nav systems.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I'd buy it for a dollar.
      • 4 Years Ago
      GT-R is sick, the fastest ones run 9 second 1/4 mile and stock turbo ones run low 10 second.....

      Check out the video of this stock turbo GT-R running 10s on the track!

      http://mad-fast.com/2010/04/modified-nissan-gtr-with-stock-turbos-run-10-3-14-mile/
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