Nissan has just announced today that the 2013 Nissan GT-R will carry a price tag of $96,820 for the Premium model, while the Black Edition will be priced at $106,320. As expected, if you pay one of the two amounts of money, you will get the same 3.8-liter twin turbo V6 engine delivering 545 hp (versus the previous 530 hp) and torque to 463 lb-ft (versus the previous 448 lb-ft), and mated to a high-performance 6-speed dual-clutch transmission.
The GT-R suspension has been retuned and the car again utilizes a special Bilstein DampTronic system, while the braking system again utilizes a special Bilstein DampTronic system.
The design of the car is completed by the 10-spoke forged aluminum 20-inch RAYS wheels in premium dark (near black) finish, wrapped in high performance Dunlop Sports Max GT 600 DSST CTT tires. The GT-R Black Edition features special metallic black six-spoke RAYS special metallic black six-spoke RAYS. Moreover, the GT-R Black Edition features a new rear spoiler designed to be as slippery to the wind as it is attractive to the eyes.
Six exterior colors are available for 2013: Deep Blue Pearl, Jet Black, Solid Red, Gun Metallic, Pearl White and a 4-stage metallic Super Silver. Inside, the GT-R features sculpted performance bucket seats for an optimal driving position, a cockpit-style instrument panel with a large center-mounted tachometer and multi-function display.
GT-R Black Edition adds red and black Recaro leather-appointed seats, red and black interior trim and a dark headliner. The impressive 11-speaker Bose sound system with speakers mounted in rigid aluminum die cast panels is also available as standard.
Additional standard equipment for the 2013MY GT-R includes RearView Monitor, Nissan Navigation System with XM NavTraffic with Real-Time Traffic Information and NavWeather capabilities (XM subscription required, sold separately), and Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System.
Nissan GT-R comes with a selection of upgrades. It now has improved torque, more power and changes to the rear of the vehicle have meant the GT-R has a much better sense of itself on the road due to the increased grip on the tires and the handling.
The technology too has been updated with upgrades to the dash; the inter-vehicle detection system has even more sensors which account for the sensitivity of the vibrations of the vehicle when accelerating.
Suspension and brakes
Taking into consideration the over-riding weight of the vehicle leaning to the right, due to the location of the propeller shaft for the front wheels and it being right-hand drive, the Nissan GT-R has been adjusted so that it sits asymmetrically.
The spring ratio has been hardened specifically for the left hand side to compensate for this additional weight on the right. The suspension arm for the right has been inverted so that it sits downward rather than upwards like the left. This does mean there is a slight imbalance when the vehicle is motionless but this does not affect regular driving. In fact, the vehicle is even more responsive, comfortable and smoother.
In terms of options, the GT-R Premium Edition can have Nissans Carbon Ceramic Brakes installed as part of the EGOIST grade.
The Ceramic Brakes come with a great value not only because they are more responsive and contribute to what makes the GT-R more dextrous, but the drop in weight also aids fuel economy. Plus right now, the price for parts has been reduced.
The inclusion of some blue lighting within the cockpit, specifically the tachometer and indicators gives the GT-R an elegant feel. All models also come with the Rear View Camera Device to aid parking and the sound system has been enhanced with the inclusion of Bose Precision Sound System woofers, rather than the Bose sound system woofers available on the previous model. These modifications have been installed to give the EGOIST grade even better sound quality.