Softening the blow of announcing the 2016 GT-R’s $101,770 base price, Nissan released details and pictures of the new Gold Edition version. Designed as a tribute to the car’s 45th anniversary, Nissan GT-R Gold Edition comes with a special exterior paint color and some commemorative plaques.
That special color on the Nissan GT-R Gold Edition is called “Silica Brass” and it was first used on the 2001 Skyline GT-R M-Spec (R34 Type). This model also features a special gold-tone VIN plate located inside the engine compartment and a special commemorative plaque on the interior center console. That is about it in terms of special features, but since they are only bringing 30 units to the States, it will have rarity on its side.
As for the other editions of the 2016 Nissan GT-R you will be able to buy, there is the GT-R Premium and GT-R Black Edition, costing around 112 grand, boasting 550 horsepower V6 engines, new 20-spoke RAYS aluminum-alloy forged wheels with premium dark (near black) finish, and nitrogen-filled Dunlop Sport Maxx GT 600 DSST CTT tires (255/40ZRF20 front and 285/35ZRF20 rear).
There is also the $149,990 Nissan GT-R Nismo, offering enhanced aerodynamic features, body reinforcement and ultra-precise handling, as well as a 600 horsepower version of the same 3.8 liter bi-turbo V6 engine.