Godzilla just got a little bit cheaper. Nissan released pricing info for the 2018 GT-R, and we have good news. Thanks to a new model, called the Nissan GT-R Pure, you can pay a mere $99,990 MSRP for a supercar-killing machine.
That’s a pretty good deal for something that can out-accelerate vehicles that cost more than many homes. The GT-R’s twin-turbo 3.8-liter V-6 pushes out a mighty 565 horsepower and 467 lb.-ft. of torque, and rockets the car from 0 to 60 in under three seconds. You get all that for under $100,000.
The deal with the GT-R Pure is that Nissan has stripped the car of some amenities. If you don’t care about active noise cancellation, having a cool Bose sound system, and a titanium exhaust, this new model is perfect. After all, you have the engine to provide a nice soundtrack, along with the screams and wails of Ferrari drivers as they eat your dust.
As the GT-R has flexed its muscles, Nissan has inched up the price. It used to be you could land one for under $70,000. Those days are over. Now, the Nismo model comes in at $175,000, which is squarely in supercar pricing territory.
Maybe Nissan keeps the GT-R Pure around for a while, but maybe it won’t. Regardless, it’s a good time to get a deal on a solid performance vehicle.
Steven has been writing about cars and other transportation issues worldwide for over ten years. His love for cars started long before he can remember, with Corvettes and 911s being his first car-crushes. Since then, he has owned many types of vehicles and has come to appreciate a wide variety of models, the diverse car culture groups, and the automotive industry in general.