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Nissan to Offer Limited Number of 2014 GT-R Special Edition Supercars in U.S. Market

Nissan to Offer Limited Number of 2014 GT-R Special Edition Supercars in U.S. Market

By Jeff Youngs, July 16, 2013
In September, Nissan will begin selling 50 2014 GT-R Special Edition midsize premium sporty supercars in the U.S. market. Only 100 will be produced globally. The limited-edition model, which has a hand-painted "Midnight Opal" exterior color, will be priced at $105,590--$6,000 above the MSRP of the GT-R Premium model--when it is introduced at certified U.S. Nissan GT-R dealers.

The 2014 GT-R Special Edition package features special reflective paint that changes from a deep purple to deep blue depending upon light and viewing angle, along with unique "hyper-titanium colored coating" on the wheels and a carbon fiber spoiler.

A gold-plated serialized plaque will adorn Nissan's special 3.8-liter twin-turbo V-6 engine that powers this car and is rated at 545 horsepower and 463 lb.-ft. of torque, according to Nissan. The 2014 GT-R Special Edition also features an independent rear transaxle all-wheel drive (AWD) system with three settings--Normal, Special and R--to adjust transmission, shock absorbers and the car's Vehicle Dynamic Control system.

Interior amenities include sculpted bucket seats and a cockpit-style instrument panel with a large center-mounted tachometer and multi-function display that includes mechanical and driving information, as well as an on-board driving recorder. The 2014 GT-R Special Edition also comes standard with a specially designed 11-speaker Bose sound system.

The GT-R, which Nissan claims is an "everyday supercar," was introduced in the United States in 2009, and is also available in GT-R Premium, GT-R Black Edition and limited-production 2-seat GT-R Track Edition models. The GT-R has been reported to travel from 0-60 mph in just 2.7 seconds, which is quicker than a 2012 McLaren MP4-12C, according to Motor Trend. Through the first half of 2013, Nissan has delivered 624 GT-Rs, which is up from 583 sales in the same period of 2012, based on J.D. Power research.

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