Believe it or not, this is not the work of some crazy tuner, but a stock vehicle from Nissan. Yes, Nissan has put together a special edition GTR that just screams "Made for the Middle East," and this is exactly where this special edition will soon be cruising the streets.
Nissan Middle East took it upon themselves to create this amazing Nissan GTR VVIP because they felt that the 2012 GTR needed a special edition. The 2012 GT-R VVIP will be distinguished by a black carbon fiber rear spoiler and 24 karat gold plated side panels, grill, and all exclusive VVIP badges. Inside, the 2012 VVIP GT-R features hand crafted leather interiors by master craftsmen at Seton Company Inc. Muelheim an der Ruhr in Germany. The seats feature an exclusive quilted design combined with a reticular pattern.
With a price tag of about $220,000, we can only imagine that "VVIP" stands for Very, Very Important Person.
Hit the jump to read more about the 2012 Nissan GT-R VVIP.
Exterior and Interior
The Nissan GTR VVIP takes the carbon rear spoiler from the SpecV model to bring stable aerodynamic performance to this model as well. The exterior also gets gold GTR trim and a standard exhaust.
Aside from the highly glamorous gold touches spread throughout the exterior of the vehicle and the pure white paint job, Nissan is also offering 12 interior colors choices - four upper area interior colors and seven lower area - which will all still play second fiddle to the gold trim found on the inside. Adding comfort to style, the seats also feature an exclusive quilted design with single and double stitching combined in a reticular pattern.
Glamming up the GTR even more is the Bose sound system which can be exclusively tuned according to the driving position of each driver. The sound system comes with specially developed carbon composite-based woofers, which can cancel vibrations through their high rigidity and damping.
The 2012 Nissan GT-R VVIP is powered by the usual 3.8-liter V6 engine that produces 530 hp at 6400 rpm and 451 lbs-ft at 3,200 - 6,000rpm. Gold and a 0 to 60 mph sprint time of under 3 seconds make this quite an eye catching ride!
On the US market, a standard GT-R is priced from $89,950 for the Premium model and $95,100 for the Black Edition, but for the VVIP version, customers in Dubai will have to pay about $220,000.
There have been a few cars to be given the golden touch so the Nissan GTR VVIP isn’t quite as unique as people want it to be. One of the more extravagant gold models was a Porsche that created quite a buzz after being stolen, recovered, and then stolen again. That car trumped the use of gold in the GTR with its 45 pounds of gold and estimated value of over $600,000.
Coming back to reality, the biggest competitor for any Nissan GTR is the Porsche 911 Turbo. It is powered by a 3.8 Liter engine that develops 500 HP and 516 lb-ft of torque when equipped with the Sport Chrono Package. The sprint from 0 to 60 mph is made in only 3.4 seconds with a top speed of 194 MPH. These performance numbers make the Nissan GTR a winner in our eyes, and when we add in the fact that the 911 Turbo is also more expensive than the GTR - it comes in at $132,800 - the Nissan looks even better.
Looks great in white
Impressive interior design
Bose sound system
Kind of expensive
We still believe gold shouldn’t be placed on a car
Only available in the Middle East