2011 Nissan GT-R $84,060, Limited To Just 315 Units For U.S.?S

The 2011 Nissan GT-R receives a number of improvements including a slightly revised suspension and more standard features. Unfortunately, the base trim was dropped and possibly only 315 are bound for the U.S., all $84,060 GT-R Premiums.

News of the slight revisions and limited number of units come from a Nissan dealer on NAGTROC, who quotes a bulletin and training sent out to Nissan dealers. Nowhere in this bulletin does it mention the number of models released so this is based merely on his word. Here's the notice:

To all Nissan Certified GT-R Dealers:

Nissan is pleased to announce pricing for the 2011 GT-R. The 2011 GT-R is equipped with a 3.8L

twin-turbo charged engine producing 485 hp and advanced All-Wheel Drive technology that

provides outstanding performance. Combined with its aggressive design, the GT-R continues to be

the purest, most passionate expression of the Nissan brand.

In previous years, the GT-R was available in two trim levels, Base and Premium. In 2011, the

Base model has been discontinued and the GT-R is now available in one trim level, GT-R Premium.

The following features become standard on the 2011 model:

�� premium near black wheel finish

�� rear cooling ducts to help improve cooling performance around the rear floor area

�� auto on/off head lights

�� speed-sensitive windshield wipers

�� USB iPod interface

�� Bluetooth streaming audio

�� XM NavWeather and XM NavTraffic capabilities.

For the ultimate enthusiast, the Dunlop summer ultra-high performance run-flat tires are available

as a package at no extra cost. The Cold Weather Package remains the same with the Dunlop 7010

all season tires and high luster dark smoke wheel finish.

The MY11 Nissan GT-R MSRP is as follows: (D&H is not included)

�� GT-R Premium $84,060

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AND, here is some infor for you from our training site (the differences between 2010 and 2011 models):

For 2011, GT-R Premium is the only model offered (the base model is discontinued), and it receives several feature upgrades.

The navigation system is now the next-generation Nissan Hard Drive Navigation System. This advanced system adds new features including XM NavWeather™ real-time weather reports (subscription required), streaming audio via Bluetooth®, DVD playback, an expanded point-of-interest (POI) database that includes the Zagat® restaurant guide, and a USB port4 that replaces the Interface System for iPod® connector and CompactFlash reader.

Other changes for 2011 include:

• The suspension is retuned and rear bushings strengthened to enhance ride comfort without compromising performance handling.
• The color tone of the center caps on the wheels is slightly darker.
• Double clear coat paint is added to the fascias.
• Rear cooling ducts are modified underneath the body.
Automatic on/off headlights are now standard.

Fewer Godzillas only make us want one more.

[NAGTROC]