The Nissan GT-R NISMO burst onto the scene at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show and all the hype that surrounded its debut has been well and truly justified. In 2014 alone, the GT-R NISMO has been on a global rampage, dropping jaws wherever it goes. The "Time Attack" version of the GT-R NISMO even made an appearance at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed, turning in a record lap time of 49.27 seconds, beating out the Noble M600 for the record. With a car that has acquired accolades despite being less than a year old, it’s no surprise that demand for the GT-R NISMO is so high.

The car retails for $151,585, which is a whopping number by any standard. But even with its huge price tag, customers are tripping over themselves for a chance to buy a GT-R NISMO. It has come to the point that if you’re looking to score one in the US, you’re in for some pretty depressing news; the 2015 model year of the GT-R NISMO is sold out. Nissan might as well put up a sign that reads “wait for next year’s model” because that’s the answer scorned customers will get should they even try to inquire about the car’s availability.

For the lucky few who did get one like NAGTROC co-founder Matt McCulloh, the GT-R NISMO is like a Christmas present that was delivered in October. You can’t blame these new owners for feeling giddy about their latest toy, but there’s also a tinge of jealousy knowing that they own a car that lapped the Nurburgring in 7 minutes, 8.679 seconds.

Click past the jump to read more about the Nissan GT-R NISMO and watch Ignition’s review of the most powerful Godzilla in existence

Why It Matters

Even with its six-figure price tag, Nissan didn’t have any problems finding buyers for the GT-R NISMO.

We’re not surprised though, as more and more people are appreciating the incredible performance and technology that comes with cars like the GT-R NISMO. That increased level of awareness and attention to sophisticated details has given rise to understanding the value that comes with paying a premium price just to own one.

If cars like the Porsche 918 Spyder and the Ferrari LaFerrari can sell out with their seven-figure prices, the GT-R NISMO is an incredible bargain at just $149,990. Of course it sold out.

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50 years from now, people will be talking about the legend of the Nissan GT-R and that’s supposing that the car doesn’t live long enough to still be around in 2064.

What we do have right now is the 2015 Nissan GT-R NISMO, the latest and the most powerful in a long line of GT-Rs that Nissan has bestowed upon us. The GT-R’s popularity has allowed it to transcend the industry like few cars today, thanks to the level of rabid affection people have for it.

The performance-tuned Nissan GT-R NISMO is the closest thing we have to a full-fledged Japanese monster on four wheels. It features a plethora of tech updates and aerodynamic improvements, turning it into the most powerful GT-R Nissan has built up to this point.

It comes with an improved version of the 3.8-liter, twin-boosted, V-6 engine producing an incredible 600 horsepower and 481 pound-feet of torque. That allows it to sprint from 0 to 60 mph in a little under 2.7 seconds with an estimated top speed of 196 mph. If you want a more concrete proof of its power and speed, the GT-R Nismo lapped the ‘Ring in 7 minutes, 8.679 seconds, faster than any other production car outside of the Porsche 918 Spyder and McLaren P1.

Source: Motor Authority

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