The Japanese supercar, just like any high-performance machine, has continuously been updated with more power and new features, driving the price up – until now, when the 2018 Pure version comes to settle the score at the bottom.

It’s coming for American clients looking to again snatch a GT-R below the $100,000 mark – the 2018 Nissan GT-R Pure starts from $99,990, or $101,685 with its mandatory destination charge. But that’s still a hefty difference to the cheapest 2017 model year GT-R, the $111,685 Premium trim level. Meanwhile, the 2018 Premium model starts from $112,185. Of course, the Pure version is missing out on some standard features – no 11-speaker Bose sound system, active noise cancellation, weight-saving titanium exhaust, or hand-stitched leather trim.

2018 Nissan GT-R arrives with new Pure base version 1

The versions still remain mechanically the same – with the biturbocharged 3.8-liter V6 engine packing 565 horsepower and 467 pound-feet of torque. Prices for other versions are as follows – Track Edition now at $130,185, surging $500, the same as the 600-hp GT-R Nismo which kicks off at $177,185. There’s also a range of updates for the 2018 model year – versions with navigation add Apple CarPlay connectivity, along with a choice of a new “Kuro Night” interior trim color for every trim.


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