Nissan Announces 2014 GT-R Pricing & Updates

There are a number of reasons why we’re fans of the Nissan GT-R. First and foremost, it has quite possibly the coolest nickname ever given to a car in “Godzilla.” Second, its performance—in particular, its handling—is pretty much unheard of for a $100,000 sports car. And third, while it’s definitely a car that you might try to catch up to on the highway for a closer look, its styling isn’t such that you’ll have to fight away gawkers every time you come out of the grocery store. That kind of attention-grabbing car certainly appeals to a lot of people, and to some extent, it appeals to us too. But we also appreciate the sort of car that flies under the radar—that is, at least until you turn it loose. While we’re obviously fans of the GT-R’s design, the number one reason we love the Japanese sports car—as simple as it may be—is that it just keeps getting better.

In a press release issued this morning, Nissan introduced the 2014 GT-R. With improvements like increased body rigidity, better engine response at higher rpms and a lower center of gravity, Nissan says this year’s GT-R offers even better handling--especially at high speeds. Additionally, they argue that the recent improvements provide a more comfortable and more “refined” ride, which you can now enjoy in a more luxurious interior thanks to the newly available Premium Interior Package. The package, which costs an additional $4,000 on top of the GT-R Premium’s starting MSRP of $99,590—or $109,330 for the Black Edition—adds hand-stitched leather highlights to the front seats, plus a red-accented steering wheel in the Black Edition. The only other available package is the Cold Weather Package, which adds all-season tires and a specific coolant to water mix.

Standard interior features worth pointing out are sculpted bucket seats, a rear-view camera, a large “video game-inspired” center console display screen, and a sound system that Nissan inexplicably says is “suitable for a supercar.” Exterior features include a body made of steel, aluminum and carbon fiber, LED running lights, wide beam headlights, various airflow improvements, and as always—the GT-R’s four-ring taillights. It’s 3.8L V6 still makes 545-hp and 463 lb.-ft. of torque, so not many changes were made engine-wise for the 2014 model year, but its suspension was enhanced with a new front anti-roll bar, new shocks, and new springs.

Sources:Nissan