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Nissan GT-R Gold Edition Comes for 2016

Posted by Stephen On Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

2016 Nissan GT-R Gold Edition

Nissan has managed to update their GT-R supercar every year since its debut in 2007. This week they’ve unveiled specs for their updated 2016 model year, and with it a new limited edition variant. It’s the Nissan GT-R Gold Edition, and it’s a commemoration of the GT-R’s 45th anniversary.

Just to set the records straight, the R35 GT-R (the model we’ve loved since 2007) was the first GT-R under Nissan’s primary marque. However, it succeeded the R34 Nissan Skyline GT-R, aka. the Skyline GT-R, which was the car that originally earned the “Godzilla” nickname. In fact, first references to the GT-R as “Godzilla” can be traced all the way back to 1989 when it was in its R32 form. The original PGC10 Skyline GT-R was produced from 1969 to 1973 as a way to showcase Nissan’s racing prowess.

We mention this tidbit of history because the “Silica Brass” paint job that Nissan has used for the limited edition exterior is the exact same hue they used back in 2001 for the first R34 Skyline GT-R model.

So, how do you get one of these golden supercars for yourself?

2016 Nissan GT-R

Starting price for the standard Nissan GT-R Base Premium is the same as last year at $101,770. The Black Edition and NISMO models also stay the same at $111,510 and $149,990 respectively. If you’d like one of the Gold edition models, you’ll have to order a Base Premium trim and pay an extra $1,000 for the gold paintjob and a 45th anniversary plaque on the center console.

2016 Nissan GT-R Gold Edition plaque

Just $1,000 extra for a limited edition model sounds like a good deal to us, and it is, so you should contact your dealer ASAP since Nissan’s only planning to sell 30 Gold Edition models in the US.

Other than the Gold Edition, both the Premium and Black Edition models will get a slight 5 hp power increase for 2016, up to 542 hp (550PS) thanks to a few engine tweaks. However, pumping more power through the GT-R’s twin-turbocharged engine hasn’t made the car any more efficient, so fuel economy is still rated at 16 mpg city / 22 mpg highway.

2016 Nissan GT-R sports car

Finally, Nissan’s also added some slick-looking Rays 20-spoke forged aluminum alloys to the Premium trim (which also get carried over to the Gold Edition).

Japanese Car Auction Find – 2002 Nissan Skyline GT-R

2002 Nissan Skyline GT-R

The folks over at Car Throttle just published a really cool side-by-side comparison between the old R34 GT-R and the current R35.

Naturally, the R35 won out in every single area; the only close comparison was in braking ability, which is due to the exceptionally large brakes of the R34 and the increased weight of the R35.

2002 Nissan Skyline GT-R rear

Still, R34 GT-Rs like the one up for auction here are an awesome collector’s car. This is a car with soul, and it’s the car most people think of when they hear “Godzilla”. They’re hard to find, the look is iconic, the performance is nostalgic and fun, and you’ll be impressed by just how fast you can go with the manufacturer-stated 280 hp. Despite being nearly a decade and a half old, it can still blast from 0 to 60 in 4.5 seconds.

2002 Nissan Skyline GT-R interior

For more information, checkout the auction sheet translation below:

2002 Nissan Skyline GT-R auction sheet

“Interior B, exterior condition B, first registered July 2002, GT-R model, 6-speed manual, AC, Endless brake calipers, HKS turbine and intercooler and computer and adjustable suspension and muffler and injectors and EVC, Trust radiator, ATS clutch (carbon fiber), LSD, Kin Pro 600 HP specification, lots of modifications, odometer replaced with Nismo item on October 2 2011, there is a sticker showing the odometer replacement record, the odometer was replaced at 24147KM and the current odometer reads 1342KM, lots of matt carbon fiber parts, stone chips in front windscreen, interior grime, end panel distortion, rear bumper reinforcement replaced, light scratches and waves, marks as per map”


Japan Car Auction Find – 2009 Nissan GT-R Black Edition

Posted by Stephen On Friday, June 13th, 2014

All the talk about a possible new Nissan GT-R got us craving more of Nissan’s high-performance supercar. We just can’t help it; a car like the GT-R would give anyone the need for speed. So, to satiate our inner speed demon, we jumped over to our Integrity Exports Japanese car auction system to look through all the Nissan GT-Rs up for auction.

At the time of writing, there are 13 different Nissan GT-R models available for auction in Japan. Model years range from the original 2008MY to the latest 2013MY. Ultimately though, it was a 2009 Nissan GT-R Black Edition that finally caught our eye. Check it out:

2009 Nissan GT-R Black Edition front
2009 Nissan GT-R Black Edition back

As the pristine exterior indicates, this GT-R is a relatively low mileage auction find with just 2000 km on the odometer. More important, though, are its incredibly high ratings across the board.

Let’s start from the outside. This Nissan GT-R’s rich gray paint job is nearly spotless with an overall rating of 5. As you’ll see on the auction sheet at the bottom of this post, there are only two miniscule scratches across the entire exterior. As a Black Edition, this coupe stands out from other GT-R’s with a dry carbon fiber spoiler and 20-inch black alloy RAYS with custom-developed nitro-filled tires. It also features HID headlights (High Intensity Discharge).

2009 Nissan GT-R Black Edition interior

Inside, the GT-R Black Edition gets a unique red-and-black color scheme (as seen above) with leather-trimmed Recaro seating. This particular model also features the optional GT-R embossed floor panels for a little bit of extra swag. On the whole, the Black Edition feels similar to the NISMO color scheme without actually being a NISMO model, so we’re all for that.

Ultimately, though, the looks are only a small part of why you’d buy this – or any – Nissan GT-R. What has defined the GT-R since its launch in 2008 are its incredible driving dynamics. The GT-R-exclusive Premium Midship platform and rigidly stiffened chassis combined with the Black Edition’s run-flat performance tires and AWD allow for a driving style that’s both confident and fun. And of course, a big part of the coupe’s driveability must be attributed to the 3.8L DOHC V6 dual-turbocharged engine with a manufacturer-claimed 485hp.

As you can see, this really is an excellent Japanese car auction find. While we personally found this 2009 Black Edition to be the best of the bunch, we had a really good time looking through each of the different models. If you’re an Integrity Exports member, you should really give it a try!

Either way, keep reading below for a more detailed translation of this 2009 Nissan GT-R Black Edition’s auction sheet:

2009 Nissan GT-R Black Edition auction sheet

“Interior A, Black Edition, first registered March 2009, FAT, AC, service book, CBA emissions code, 1403KM, 4WD, original AWs power steering, power windows, original TV and navigation system, airbag, first time in auction, front power seats, rear view reversing camera, original DVD, original HDD navigation system, original digital TV, original AWs, intelligent key, xenon lights, paddle shift, seat belts say 2008, minor scratches, scraped under front bumper, marks as per map”

An interesting thing to note here is that the car was first registered in 2009 in Japan, but the seat belts state 2008. In a some countries, the date on the seat belt is taken to be the year of the car, as this shows when it was likely manufactured. Anyway, whether this is a “true” 2009 or a 2008 in your opinion, there is no doubt that it is a very low KM, very high quality example of a stupendous supercar.