Godzilla is getting a year older as Nissan has announced the 2019 GT-R is now available at select dealers in the United States.
The entry-level GT-R Pure starts a tad under six figures as it has a base price of $99,990. The model carries over and features LED lighting units, a carbon fiber rear diffuser and 20-inch alloy wheels that are backed up by a Brembo braking system.
The cabin should also be familiar to GT-R fans as Nissan declined to mention any changes. That being said, the model comes nicely equipped with a leather-wrapped steering wheel and leather / synthetic suede heated front seats with power adjustment. Drivers will also find carbon fiber trim, a dual-zone automatic climate control system and a six-speaker audio system. Last but not least, there’s an 8-inch NissanConnect infotainment system with GPS navigation and Apple CarPlay compatibility.
Moving up to the $110,540 GT-R Premium rewards buyers with an active sound enhancement system and an 11-speaker Bose audio system with active noise cancellation technology. The model also has a titanium exhaust and a larger color palette that consists of seven different options (as opposed to three on the GT-R Pure).
Buyers looking for something more performance-orientated can opt for the GT-R Track Edition which starts at $128,540. As the name suggests, this model features a number of track-focused upgrades, including a NISMO-tuned suspension which is lighter and stiffer than the one used on the aforementioned models. The car’s body is also more rigid, and the model comes equipped with a carbon fiber rear spoiler, as well as wider 20-inch NISMO wheels.
Regardless of which model is selected, all three have a twin-turbo 3.8-liter V6 engine that produces 565 hp (421 kW / 572 PS) and 467 lb-ft (632 Nm) of torque. It is connected to a six-speed dual clutch transmission which sends power to an all-wheel drive system.
Meanwhile, the range-topping GT-R Nismo starts at a whopping $175,540. There’s a good reason for this as it features an upgraded V6 engine that develops 600 hp (447 kW / 608 PS) and 481 lb-ft (651 Nm) of torque. While this is only 35 hp (26 kW / 35 PS) and 14 lb-ft (19 Nm) more than the rest of the lineup, it’s just the tip of the performance iceberg.
To reduce weight, the GT-R Nismo has a number of carbon fiber components including the bumpers, trunk lid and rear spoiler. The car also has a larger V-Motion grille, carbon fiber side sills and black mirrors with red accents.
Other special touches include Recaro sport seats, red contrast stitching, a unique suspension and 20-inch lightweight aluminum wheels with a metallic black finish.
Note: Prices exclude a $1,695 destination fee