The Pick of the Day starts off the new year with a solid example of a “future classic,” i.e. a special vehicle that will take up the mantle of collector car in years to come.
The 2015 Nissan GT-R Premium coupe is special indeed, a high-performance exotic powered by a twin-turbocharged V6 that churns out a dominating 545 horsepower fed through a 6-speed dual-clutch semi-automatic transmission and all-wheel drive.
Quite a car, really, that updated Nissan’s famous Skyline series of hot Japanese domestic market coupes with brilliant power and handling, and which challenged the most-exotic offerings from Europe and the U.S.
The GT-R’s styling reflects its Japanese flavor, more understated than the flamboyant designs that typify the exotic brands. Those in the know recognize its awesome potential. The GT-R also reflects Nissan’s robust motorsports heritage.
This GT-R, finished in Gun Metallic over Red Amber interior, has only 39,527 miles on its odometer, according to the Seattle, Washington, dealer advertising the car on ClassicCars.com.
A number of performance upgrades have been added to this GT-R, the seller says, including “programming kit/tune ($900). HKS transmission cooler ($2,500 – OEM included). Speed By Design downpipes/midpipe (OEM Included). GotBoost intakes ($350 – OEM included). ID1k injectors ($400 – OEM included). Whiteline rear sway bar (OEM included). SD Conversion Kit ($399).”
The front end is protected from dings and chips with a clear bra that also covers the headlights and mirrors, the dealer adds. The car comes with its original owner’s manual, and complete service records can be provided.
The GT-R is top of the heap for Nissan performance, and an iconic model for the mostly young fans of Japanese performance cars. But it has not yet hit its stride as a valuable collector’s item.
This one is priced at a reasonable $65,000, considering its towering level of performance compared with other, much-pricier exotics. Plus, it includes a full measure of bragging rights among those who know a future classic when they see one.
To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.
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