But Nissan apparently isn’t done rolling out the "special edition" carpet on Godzilla, as highlighted by the latest GT-R bearing that monicker.
This is the creatively named GT-R Special Edition, limited to only 100 units worldwide — 50 units in the U.S. — making it a real must-have for any GT-R aficionado anywhere.
So what makes this particular Nissan beast different from the others with the same designation? For starters, the name says it all. It carries an exclusive Midnight Opal body color that you’re not going to find anywhere else. Nissan says the finish on the surface "sparkles like a jewel" and the color changes depending on lighting conditions and viewing angle.
The model also features a dry carbon-fiber rear spoiler that enhances aerodynamic stability, a new set of highly rigid, lightweight forged-aluminum wheels that come with an eye-catching hyper-titanium coating, and a gold model number plate located within the engine compartment to emphasize its exclusivity.
You can pickup the GT-R Special Edition for $105,590, which is a $6,000 increase over the GT-R Premium. It will hit select Nissan dealers starting in September 2013.
Whichever way you slice it, the Nissan GT-R Special Edition deserves that distinction. And then some.
Click past the jump to read about the Nissan GT-R Track Edition and the Nissan GT-R Gentleman’s Edition
Nissan GT-R Track Edition
The GT-R Track Edition distinguishes itself from all other GT-Rs with the updates made to the suspension, the addition of new fuel injectors and an oil pan baffle make it far better than the standard version.
It also received a slew of aerodynamic components, including a front spoiler with carbon-fiber air ducts and a handmade, lightweight dry-carbon-fiber rear spoiler that helps increase aerodynamic downforce.
Power numbers remain the same, which means that customers will receive a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V-6 engine that comes with new fuel injectors for enhanced torque response and improved throttle and acceleration. Total output is at 545 horsepower and 463 pound-feet of torque.
Gallery Nissan GT-R Track Edition
Nissan GT-R Gentleman Edition
In terms of exclusivity, the Gentleman Edition is more limited than the Special Edition because the former will only have 10 units to its name.
It’s got an equally exclusive Grey Squale finish to go with an amber red leather interior with hand-sewn seats and leather coverings on the gear shifter knob, lever gaiter, handbrake, door panels, and table passenger-side edge.
Add-ons are also part of the GT-R Gentleman Edition package, which in this case, includes a special bag, glasses case, covering pockets that are stitched in leather, and a specific identification titanium that you can be find on the front fender as well as a numbered customizable titanium placard displayed on the dashboard.
Gallery Nissan GT-R Gentleman Edition
Global Press Release
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today announced the release of a GT-R Special Edition wrapped in an exclusive Midnight Opal color. Production volume of this attractive model will be limited to 100 units worldwide.
Nissan GT-R Special Edition
Since its introduction in 2007, the Nissan GT-R has consistently earned high praise from customers all over the world as one of the most exciting supercars on the market. A new exclusive limited-edition model will further widen its recognition among fans.
Nissan will introduce the GT-R Special Edition with a new exterior body color, Midnight Opal, and feature equipment that have proved immensely popular with past GT-R customers, including a dry carbon fiber rear spoiler and forged aluminum wheels with a hyper-titanium coating. A gold model number plate will be included within the engine compartment to emphasize the GT-R Special Edition’s exclusivity.
The new Midnight Opal paint is applied with each coat carefully applied by hand, resulting in an exterior finish that can only be seen in the most exotic of supercars. The finished surface sparkles like a jewel, and how the coloring is perceived changes depending on light conditions and viewing angle. The dry carbon fiber rear spoiler enhances aerodynamic stability at ultra-high speeds, while the black finish spices up the look of the car’s rear end. Reduced unsprung weight enhances the GT-R’s already remarkable handling and improves ride quality. The highly-rigid lightweight forged aluminum wheels, which feature an eye-catching hyper-titanium colored coating, provides even more visual flair to the car’s overall appearance.
U.S. Press Release
Nissan Announces U.S. Pricing for 2014 GT-R Special Edition with Unique "Midnight Opal" Exterior Color
- Just 50 units available in the United States, 100 units worldwide
- Sales begin this fall
- Priced at $6,000 USD above GT-R Premium Edition
- Also includes unique wheel color, serialized plaque, carbon fiber spoiler
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Following today’s global announcement of a new limited production 2014 Nissan GT-R Special Edition package with a hand-painted "Midnight Opal" exterior, Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) today announced United States pricing for the car of $105,590 USD, a $6,000 USD increase over the GT-R Premium model M.S.R.P.* Half of the 100 total units available worldwide will be available in the U.S. Sales are scheduled to begin in September through certified U.S. Nissan GT-R dealers.
Highlighting the 2014 Nissan GT-R Special Edition package’s unique features is the new Midnight Opal exterior paint, with each coat applied by hand. The highly reflective paint treatment changes appearance slightly from a deep purple to a deep blue depending on light conditions and viewing angle.
In addition to the custom paint, GT-R Special Editions also feature a never before offered in the U.S. hyper-titanium colored coating on the RAYS® forged lightweight wheels, a dry carbon fiber rear spoiler** similar to that utilized on the GT-R Black and GT-R Track Editions, and a gold-plated serialized plaque of authenticity located in the engine compartment.
Based on the GT-R Premium model, the new GT-R Special Edition comes with Nissan’s advanced VR38DETT 3.8-liter twin turbo V6 rated at 545 hp and 463 lb-ft of torque (hand assembled in a special clean room) and exclusive Premium Midship platform that enables the use of the dynamic independent rear transaxle ATTESA E-TS all-wheel drive system. Total vehicle adjustability is provided by set-up switches located in the center of the instrument panel, enabling the driver to adjust transmission, shock absorbers and the Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC-R) among three settings – Normal, Special or R.
The interior features sculpted performance bucket seats and a cockpit-style instrument panel with a large center-mounted tachometer and multi-function display – which includes mechanical and driving information, as well as an on-board driving recorder. A specially designed 11-speaker Bose® sound system with speakers mounted in rigid aluminum die cast panels is standard.
The 2014 Nissan GT-R is also available in GT-R Premium, GT-R Black Edition and limited production 2-seat GT-R Track Edition***. For more information on the 2014 Nissan GT-R lineup, please see NissanNews.com.