By the Numbers: How the Nissan GT-R Has Changed

2015 Nissan GT-R

Now in its 2015 model year, the GT-R has transformed once again with a recalibrated suspension for a more sophisticated ride and better road holding, new LED headlights and distinctive front and rear end designs while the Track Edition gains a carbon fiber trunk lid. While the Premium, Black and Track Edition models still feature 545 hp and 463 lb-ft of torque, the 2015 Nissan GT-R also sees the NISMO model added to the lineup. With a starting price of $151,585, the Nissan GT-R NISMO boasts 600 hp and 481 lb-ft of torque to go along with its enhanced aerodynamics, body reinforcement and ultra-precise handling.

Pricing for the 2015 Nissan GT-R Premium starts at $103,365 while the Black Edition is priced from $113,105. The Track Edition will be offered starting July 31 at $117,305.

So over the span of a few years, the GT-R has gone from a 480-hp, 430 lb-ft of torque machine with a starting price of $77,840 to offering a NISMO variant with 600 hp and 481 lb-ft of torque with a starting price of $151,585; nearly double the original price.

What’s next for the GT-R? It’s clear that Nissan wants to continue to refine the current model as it prepares for its next-generation machine, a vehicle that is rumored to be hybrid powered to make it even more formidable. If the history of the GT-R has taught us anything, there’s always room for improvement and nothing is ever perfect.

2015 Nissan GT-R

Horsepower: 545 hp

Torque: 463 lb-ft

Price: $103,365 (45.89% increase vs 2009, 2.76% increase year-over-year)

2015 Nissan GT-R NISMO

Horsepower: 600 hp (25% increase vs 2009, 10.09% increase vs. base 2015 model)

Torque: 481 lb-ft (11.86% increase vs 2009, 3.89% increase vs. base 2015 model)

Price: $151,585 (113.95% increase vs 2009, 46.65% increase vs. base 2015 model)

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