Nissan prices 2014 GT-R at $106,930

Trevor Hofmann - CAP staff
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Remember when a Nissan GT-R was cheaper than a base Porsche 911 despite being more powerful than the 911 Turbo? Not anymore. That was then – model year 2009 and $89,900 plus $2,150 in destination fees – and this is now – model year 2013 and $103,980 plus $2,300 in destination fees.

Of course, while the price has grown some $14,230 in a mere five years, the Premium package is now standard and engine output is also up from an awesome 480-horsepower and 430 lb-ft of torque when it arrived here in Canada in 2008 to the current car's twin-turbocharged VR38DETT 3.8-litre V6 now making an outrageous 545-horspower and 463 lb-ft of torque! While model year 2014 won't bring any gains in engine output, the price will nevertheless climb to $106,930 (not including destination charges which expected to remain at $2,300).

While power hasn't increased, Nissan is giving 2014 GT-R buyers something well worth the extra $3,000 being asked. According to the Japanese automaker the engine now has better torque response in the mid to upper rev range between 4,500 to 6,000 rpm and stronger acceleration above 6,000 rpm, while the model's highly acclaimed handling has been improved with new dampers, springs and a revised front anti-roll bar. Additionally, increased structural rigidity is said to improve all aspects of performance as well as ride refinement. Combined, the changes reduce the 2014 GT-R's ride height and therefore its centre of gravity, which enhances lateral grip and stability through the corners.

While the design remains the same outside in, Nissan will offer the 2014 GT-R with a new Premium Interior package featuring hand-stitched Amber Red semi-aniline leather front seats, pushing the price up to $110,930 plus destination, while the top-line $116,565 GT-R Black Edition gets a red-accented steering wheel. Each 2014 GT-R will also get an engraved aluminum nameplate showing the individual hand-built engine craftsman's name.

There are no changes in the GT-R's other features, which are highlighted by leather covered sport seats, an 11-speaker Bose audio system, a rearview monitor, and a complex multi-function display showing mechanical and driving information. The GT-R Black Edition continues forward with unique lightweight black aluminum forged Rays wheels, a special red and black interior, upgraded Recaro leather seats, and a unique dry carbon fibre rear spoiler.
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Topics: Sports Coupe, Nissan, 2014, GT-R, $99,999+,

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