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2018 Nissan GT-R Gets $102K 'Bargain' Base Model

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CARS.COM — Nissan announced pricing for its halo model, the 2018 GT-R. Affectionately known as “Godzilla,” prices have increased by $600 for the already-existing trim levels: GT-R Premium models will start at $112,185; Track Edition models at $130,185; and NISMO versions will start at a supercar-worthy $177,185. All prices include a $1,695 destination fee, up $100 over 2017 models.

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That’s the bad news for those penny-pinchers also considering a six-figure sports car. The good news? A new base trim level, the GT-R Pure, will be offered. It will start at the discount price of $101,685, including the same $1,695 destination charge.

This is the part where we’re obligated to note that the GT-R used to be a true bargain supercar: The 2009 Nissan GT-R had a suggested price of $77,840. These days, its pricing is much more in line with its competitors — but is anyone shopping for a car like this all that concerned by price?

What don’t you get in a GT-R Pure that does come with the Premium model? No premium Bose stereo; no active noise cancellation or active sound enhancement; and no titanium exhaust system. It is really the GT-R at its, well, purest.

The $600 buys you very minor changes: Apple CarPlay is now available, and a new Kuro Night premium black interior package replaces the Ivory premium interior package.

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