New Details On The 2021 Nissan GT-R
The R35 Nissan GT-R was considered quite momentous upon its first debut. Although its mid-engine and overall all-wheel-drive coupe body were pretty weighty, curiously it drove on the track that looked like it was light on its feet. The amazingly AWD grip-master system and smart traction control technology gave way to maintain the GT-R’s powerful acceleration, which was practically unheard of at the time. With its large assortment of cybernetics and sensors, the capabilities of this Nissan vehicle almost defies logic. While this grand tourer exudes excellence, we can’t help but wonder if its reign is coming to an end. Nissan recently teased its lineup through 2023, car enthusiasts were left dumbfounded as the reason for the absence of the famed “Godzilla”. However, a recent announcement from the company relives our worries, as the 2021 GT-R lineup will be returning, but with the Track Edition trim level.
Nissan revealed pricing details for the GT-R’s lineup, which they pretty much have remained unaltered, likely to compensate for the removal of the Track Edition. This model closed the space between the Premium and NISMO models, which both offer 600 horsepower, a more rigid type of body, specialized wheels, as well as other advancements. The 2021 Premium model will have a starting price of $115,235, (plus destination fee) while the NISMO model will start at $212,435, (plus destination fee).
These offerings make sense since Nissan only moved 331 GT-Rs in all of 2019 (down 38.5 percent from the year before). For those who still want a 2020 GT-R and are able to get their hands on a non-entry level model, it’s probably best to go all with the GT-R NISMO. On the contrary, the Track Edition might have to eat in the NISMOs’ sales since its engine improved to the same 600 horsepower tuneup as the high-tier model for 500,000 less. Regardless of the reason, the GT-R lineup is now a bit more accessible. Another considerable change is the adding of the Bayside Blue (sometimes known as “Wangan Blue”) color to the GT-R Premium model, this color was previously exclusive to the 2020 Nissan GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition, and to the R34 Skyline GT-R before that. This option is currently $1,000 on the 2021 GT-R Premium.
At the current moment, Nissan is centering on resurrecting its other beloved Nissan Z sports car, however, the automaker affirms that the GT-R “remains an important part of [its] brand and DNA.” For years, there has been talk of the next-generation Godzilla, though any evidence of this has not been concrete. Until then, we’ll certainly be on the lookout for a new one, and hopefully not for long.
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