It’s old. It weighs as much as an apartment building. It doesn’t have the fancy badge that usually comes with its price tag. Despite all that, the Nissan GT-R is still—still!—one of the fastest cars in the world, capable of beating giants in the six- and even seven-figure price range. It’s not cheap either, but for 2018, it can be had for a bigger discount than we’ve seen in years.
Nissan recently announced pricing for the 2018 GT-R, and it comes with a new model called the GT-R Pure, which can be yours for just $99,990. You still get that 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 rated at 565 horsepower and 467 lb-ft of torque and the ability to go from a stop to 60 mph in three seconds or less, but you do without some comforts like the Bose sound system, active noise system and titanium exhaust. Do you need those things on your GT-R anyway? Of course not.
This is a good move. Over a number of years, the GT-R significantly grew in price from when it originally launched in 2008. The first R35 had a base price of just $69,850, but until now the base price was over $100,000. The GT-R Track Edition is almost $130,000 while the world-killing Nismo version is $175,000. The supercar-killer eventually got a supercar price tag of its own.
Now, $99,990 is juuuuuust barely under the six-figure mark, and it’s a little over that with the destination fees and such. But it means Godzilla is slightly more of a bargain again, and that makes us happy.
You should go out and buy four of them immediately.