Nissan's Super Ricer On Its Way

Bertel Schmitt
by Bertel Schmitt
nissan s super ricer on its way

Nissan will finally unleash its upgraded GT-R. It will be available in Japan next month. NA and EU will be graced by it come February. It’s leitmotif: More power, less filling.

On the outside, the GT-R looks like any old GT-R. On the inside lurks a 530 horsepower engine, up from 485. Outside changes were only made to reduce drag. As a result, (Japanese standard) fuel economy has improved to 8.5km per liter, a whopping 0.2km increase.

In Japan, the rambunctious ricer will set you back $106,000 to $192,000 (at today’s dollars, who knows how much 15.75 million yen will be when the cars is released Nov. 17 in Japan.)

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  • Mpresley Mpresley on Oct 19, 2010

    I thought Pontiac design the most hideous, and was glad to see them leave the scene because of it. But when it comes to a complete lack of aesthetics, no one can seriously beat the Japanese.

  • "Ricer" is a perjorative term that pokes fun of the fact Japanese eat a lot of rice. If the car actually ran on rice ethanol, that would be a different story.

    • JJ JJ on Oct 19, 2010

      And with rice ethanol, VTEC would probably kick in even harder too, yo.

  • Porschespeed Porschespeed on Oct 20, 2010

    In the USA it will set you back around $80K. As such, you will see yourself coming and going just about every day. I do like to drive them, but they are even more ubiquitous than an Audi R8, or a stinkin' Gallardo. One needs to buy an X-Car if one wants more exclusivity....

  • Niky Niky on Oct 20, 2010

    An X6M, mayhaps? One of the few cars out there that's even more computer-driven than the GT-R. Ubiquituous or not... they're only common in comparison to other "supercars/super-coupes/sportscars/whatever-the-heck-you-classify-it-as"... they're still expensive performance machines.

    • Porschespeed Porschespeed on Oct 21, 2010

      niky, I completely agree they are 'expensive' but they are equivalent/less than a new 6-Series BMW. Let alone a bunch of MBZ or Porsche products. Which are also rather common. Ergo, they are a dime a dozen. At least in the world of the upper-middle. (Who are the only people to buy this dreck...) FWIW- By 'X' I meant GM Citation-flavored X-Cars. Those shit-heaps are far more rare on the road than any AMG S-Class. Far.