Nissan's Super Ricer On Its Way
October 19th, 2010 11:21 AM Share
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.)
Published October 19th, 2010 10:31 AM
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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.
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....
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.