Another year, another price hike for the ridiculously awesome Nissan GT-R. When the GT-R was introduced for the 2008 model year, it had a starting price of $69,850, increasing steadily each year up to $96,820 for 2013, and now Nissan has announced that the 2014 GT-R will have a base sticker price of $99,590 (*not including the destination charge, which has not been announced yet).

More than just a simple price hike, the 2014 GT-R gets some upgrades, continuing the model's other longstanding tradition – continuous improvement. While there has been no increase in power, Nissan says the 545-horsepower, twin-turbo V6 now has better response in its mid- and upper-rpm ranges. Nissan has also improved the car's handling, giving it different shock absorbers, springs and a reworked front anti-roll bar, along with "increased body rigidity," though it doesn't specify how the latter is accomplished. The changes are said to lower the coupe's center of gravity and further improve its (already spectacular) handling. A few styling tweaks include the addition of a Premium Interior Package offering hand-stitched red leather seats, a color pattern for the steering wheel on the $109,300 GT-R Black Edition and an engraved aluminum plate showing the owner who built their car's engine.

Along with the announcement of the 2014 GT-R, Nissan also released details for the 2014 Murano CrossCabriolet. The big – but not surprising – news is that Nissan has lowered the price of its slow-selling crossover convertible to $41,995, representing a price drop of just over $2,500. Aside from price, model year changes include two new exterior colors and redesigned 20-inch wheels.

Scroll down for the press release for both the GT-R and the Murano CrossCab.
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Nissan Announces U.S. Pricing for 2014 GT-R and 2014 Murano CrossCabriolet

FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) today announced U.S. pricing for the 2014 Nissan GT-R and 2014 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet. Both vehicles are on sale now at Nissan dealers nationwide.

For the 2014 model year, Nissan builds on GT-R's already legendary status through increased performance, higher levels of craftsmanship and an all-new optional Premium interior, which features hand-stitched Amber Red semi-aniline leather appointments (front seats only). In addition, torque response at middle RPM range (4500~6000 rpm) and acceleration at high RPM's (above 6000 rpm) have been improved versus the 2013 GT-R.

Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices* (MSRP) for the 2014 Nissan GT-R include:
  • GT-R Premium $99,590 USD
  • GT-R Black Edition $109,300 USD

The Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet, now in its fourth model year, features a unique combination of open-air motoring in an all-wheel drive crossover. For 2014, the MSRP has been lowered by $2,545 USD. Enhancements include a revised exterior color palette and a new 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheel design.

Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices* (MSRP) for the 2014 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet include:
  • Murano CrossCabriolet AWD $41,995 USD

About the 2014 Nissan GT-R
Following performance enhancement last year that upped the horsepower and torque of the GT-R's advanced VR38DETT 3.8-liter twin turbo V6 to 545 hp and 463 lb-ft of torque, the development and refinement of Nissan's legendry supercar continues for the 2014 model year.

Among the notable modifications are improved engine response in the mid- and upper-rpm ranges, increased body rigidity and specification changes to the shock absorbers, front anti-roll bar and springs that result in a lower center of gravity. The result is improved high-speed handling and more refined ride comfort. As in previous years the GT-R engine is hand-assembled in a special clean room – for 2014 an aluminum nameplate is added to each engine showing the name of the individual engine builder.

Other changes include the addition of a new Premium Interior Package, which features hand-stitched Amber Red semi-aniline leather appointments (front seats only). A new red-accented steering wheel is added to Black Edition models.

The interior again features sculpted performance bucket seats for an optimal driving position and a cockpit-style instrument panel with a large center-mounted tachometer and multi-function display – which includes mechanical and driving information, as well as an on-board driving recorder. A specially designed 11-speaker Bose® sound system – which provides sound quality suitable for a supercar, is standard – along with a RearView Monitor.

The 2014 Nissan GT-R is offered in two models – GT-R Premium and the GT-R Black Edition with special lightweight black aluminum forged RAYS® wheels, unique red and black interior, Recaro® leather-appointed seats and a unique dry carbon fiber rear spoiler.

About the 2014 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet
The 2014 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet continues to provide a unique, all-season perspective on driving as the world's first all-wheel drive crossover convertible. The Murano CrossCabriolet's designers rethought the convertible experience by rethinking the trunk – giving it an extraordinarily engineered, fully automatic cloth convertible top that folds to about the size of a 2-seat roadster top. As a result, there's ample room for four adults and plenty of cargo space with the top up or down.

Two new exterior colors are offered: Midnight Garnet and Gun Metallic, along with carryover colors Super Black and Pearl White. The standard 20-inch split 5-spoke titanium finish aluminum-alloy wheels have also been redesigned.

Inside, the luxurious interior starts with the foundation of the top-of-the-line Murano LE AWD and takes it to the next level of standard features and convenience. Premium materials are used throughout, with standard leather-appointed seats, unique wood-tone trim tuned to match each of three available interior colors (Black, Cashmere and Camel), and available premium double-stitched pattern leather-appointed seating. Every CrossCabriolet also comes with standard Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, Bose® premium audio system, SiriusXM Satellite Radio (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately) and RearView Monitor. An advanced Nissan Navigation System with NavTraffic Real-Time Traffic Information (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately), Bluetooth® Streaming Audio, Voice Recognition and 7-inch VGA touch screen is also available.

The Murano CrossCabriolet shares its drivetrain with the hardtop Murano – starting with the proven "D" platform and standard 3.5-liter 24-valve DOHC V6 producing 265 horsepower and 248 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated to a second-generation Xtronic CVT® with Adaptive Shift Control (ASC) for sporty response and smoothness. All 2013 Murano CrossCabriolets include Nissan's intuitive all-wheel drive system.

Standard safety features include the Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) with dual stage supplemental front air bags, front seat side-impact supplemental air bags, door-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags, front seat Active Head Restraints, and Dual Pop-up Roll Bars for rear passengers.

About Nissan North America
In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, design, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program 2010 and has been recognized as a 2010 and 2011 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency. More information about Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.NissanUSA.com and www.Infiniti.com.

With a strong commitment to developing exciting and innovative products for all, Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of fuel-efficient and low-emissions vehicles under the Nissan and Infiniti brands. A pioneer in zero emission mobility, Nissan made history with the introduction of the Nissan LEAF, the first affordable, mass-market, pure-electric vehicle and winner of numerous international accolades including the prestigious 2011 European Car of the Year award.

For more information on our products, services and commitment to Sustainable Mobility, visit our website at http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/.

About Nissan
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan's second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 248,000 employees globally, Nissan provided customers with more than 4.8 million vehicles in 2011, generating revenue of 9.4 trillion yen ($118.95 billion US). With a strong commitment to developing exciting and innovative products for all, Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of 64 models under the Nissan and Infiniti brands. A pioneer in zero-emission mobility, Nissan made history with the introduction of the Nissan LEAF, the first affordable, mass-market, pure-electric vehicle and winner of numerous international accolades, including the prestigious 2011-2012 Car of the Year Japan and 2011 World Car of the Year awards.


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      capn233
      • 1 Year Ago
      Since nobody cares about the Murano, we will sneak it into the GTR news. :)
      likeaboss1234boss
      • 1 Year Ago
      this car needs a refresh its starting to look a bit outdated.
      Carguy
      • 1 Year Ago
      The GT-R is a pretty impressive car no matter how you look at it. But news of the price hike makes you appreciate what the new C7 Corvette offers. Yes the ZR1 might be a better comparison to the GT-R but for the 99% of people who dont need to reach 100mph in 7 seconds and cant/dont want to pay $100K the "base" Corvette is a great deal.
      chirowolf
      • 1 Year Ago
      With aill the cool concept cars out there, how the he11 did the Murano CrossCabriolet AWD get the nod? it has to be the most ill concieved car since the Pontiac Aztec. While the GT-R is not too pretty there is no doubting its street cred.. It is certainly on my short list of cars under $100k that I would love to own. Breathe fire with the GT-R and skate a figure 8 with the Lotus Would make for a great stable
      Pagani_Zonda
      • 1 Year Ago
      another drawback of the GT-R that its very costly to maintain !! it needs 16 quarts of oil every 3000mi/5000km for front diff , rear diff and Transmission ( that special oil is very expensive ) then the engine oil must be replaced every 3000mi/5000km , if you dont do that , your warranty will be voided ! the tires and brakes don't last long as well and its a pain in a** to replace them , if you take this car to track your warranty will be voided !
      zizixx89
      • 1 Year Ago
      I hope for the R36 they use the KERS. And not a hybrid
      Tes
      • 1 Year Ago
      What a waste... awful looks, impractical and overpriced. At this price I would much rather get Tesla
        lewazzinaroillus
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Tes
        good god tes!,..even i, who ain't the gtr's biggest fan by a long shot!,..would take THAT over a tesla, in a heart-beat!,..and as others rightly point out here,..we're ALL just expressing opinions here,..not facts!,...my "opinions" about the gtr, are just that!,..my opinions!,..i'm not a big fan of it,..but i do respect what it has accomplished,...it took the fight to porsche, and won!,..on performance numbers,..then promptly LOST on sales numbers!,..but,...a tesla?,..for god's sakes,...really? give mea gtr, or a 911,..over a tesla any day!,..[just my opinion!]
      graphikzking
      • 1 Year Ago
      Why even announce a window sticker price WITHOUT destination? Who is stopping a manufacturer from announcing a $4,900 car + destination ($6,100) = $11,000 total. Hell shipping from overseas, then to the dealers etc could be that expensive in theory. At $70k it was a hell of a bargain. At $30,000 more (a 370z more) I'm not so certain. Yes it has insane performance - but at $100k performance isn't everything. Otherwise there would be no Porsche sales - they would all have been ZR1 sales for the past 4 years. Ferrari wouldn't sell 99% of the cars they sell because Hennessey, Corvette, Saleen etc have all been faster. So you have to have a good heritage, "clubs" to join, panache, features, involvement - I still don't think Nissan understands. We all know computers are faster but how much fun is it pushing a button once to let everything do the work for you? I'd rather have a good balance between my work and the car doing work to have the ultimate thrill.
      Henry
      • 1 Year Ago
      Why can't they come up with a beautiful and exotic design for this marvelous car? Jeez!
        Greg
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Henry
        This car is all about aerodynamics and performance, not aesthetics.
      rmkensington
      • 1 Year Ago
      Out of curiosity I found a few used GTR's on Autotrader. Still commanding $60,000 even with 58k miles.
      • 1 Year Ago
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      Bernard
      • 1 Year Ago
      Turbo's are so expensive. The GT-R isn't affordable anymore although it still makes the Porsche Turbo look silly. After all most 911 S's sell for this price.
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