Posted Feb 2nd 2013 4:00PM
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 $81,900, increasing steadily each year up to $103,980 for 2013, and now Nissan has announced that the 2014 GT-R will have a base sticker price of $106,930 (*not including delivery and freight charges, which have not been announced yet).
More than just a simple price hike, the 2014 GT-R gets some serious 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 $116,565 GT-R Black Edition and an engraved aluminum plate showing the owner who built their car's engine.
Scroll down for the press release on the mighty Nissan GT-R.
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NISSAN ANNOUNCES CANADIAN PRICING FOR 2014 GT-R
MISSISSAUGA, ONT. (February 1, 2013) – Nissan Canada Inc. (NCI) today announced Canadian pricing for the 2014 Nissan GT-R, 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, Premium Interior Package
GT-R Black Edition
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-litre 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 centre-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.
*MSRP excludes applicable tax, title, license fees and destination charges. Dealer sets actual price. Prices and specs are subject to change without notice.
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Nissan Canada Inc. (NCI) is the Canadian sales, marketing and distribution subsidiary of Nissan Motor Limited and Nissan North America, Inc. With offices in Vancouver (BC), Mississauga (ON), and Kirkland (QC), NCI directly employs 250 full-time staff. There are 180 independent Nissan dealerships and 32 Infiniti retailers across Canada. 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 and World Car of the Year awards.