Remember when a new Nissan GT-R cost less than £60,000? That was a long time ago. Indeed the first UK cars arrived more than seven years ago now which, in car terms, is flippin ages. Back then the 997 had only just been facelifted, and now there are turbo Carrera 991s around.
Coming to a track day near you soon
Anyway, as proven in our brief first drive recently, the
remains a driving experience unlike any other and more than capable of keeping up with the latest crop of sports cars. The latest GT-R Track Edition even more so presumably, the price of which has now been confirmed as £91,995.
Like previous Track Edition R35s, it aims to take influence from the NISMO to make the GT-R better suited to, well, track driving. To that end this latest car receives tweaks to the Bilstein dampers, forged NISMO wheels, a new anti-roll bar and a carbon spoiler in addition to the wider front bumper. For UK cars the carbon-backed seats and a carbon bootlid are on the options list. Plus, of course, there's a unique Track Edition badge inside.
The engine is unchanged from the latest MY17 car, with 570hp and 469lb ft. That price makes the Track Edition £8,500 more expensive than the Prestige version of the standard car, and also at a rather odd price point. An AMG GT is another £5,000 again, a 911 Carrera S £6,000 less. An F-Type SVR is £110,000, with the R8 of course a much more expensive proposition now it's V10 only. But then if this twin-turbo V6 model comes to fruition the GT-R could have a far closer Audi rival than ever before...
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