Nissan's beating Porsche yet again with the GT-R, this time it's in residual value. After 12 months or 10,000 miles, independent used car valuation data provider CAP Monitor predicts the 2009 Nissan GT-R will be worth 84% of its new list price. This puts the latest Godzilla ahead of rivals from Porsche, Audi and BMW.
CAP predicts a Porsche 911 Carrera will cling onto just 68% of its value after the first year of ownership, putting another feather in Nissan's cap, and further denting Porsche's pride. We expect Porsche to react strongly by claiming they'll immediately decrease manufacturing defects to bring quality levels in line with their Japanese competitors. No, not really.
Actually, what will probably happen is Porsche will note that the new GT-R just has a "false exclusivity" due to the low levels of production numbers and limited quantities available in the first year — which probably falsely inflates the resale value.
Whatever the response, we're fairly certain that they will respond in this verbal game of ping-pong between the two automakers.