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Nissan GT-R review

£81,805 - £172,805
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Published: 15 Jan 2021
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Buying

What should I be paying?

Priced from £86,000, the GT-R is no longer the brand-new bargain it once was. But compare it to anything with like-for-like performance, such as a base Porsche 911 Turbo – £134,000 before some fairly vital options – and it’s still a bit of a steal, to be honest. Even when you take into account second-hand GT-Rs starting at £40,000 and a plenitude of tuning options ready to drag its performance above and beyond the 2020 car’s 562bhp peak.

It’s worth saying GT-Rs bottomed out at forty grand a while ago – even those over ten years old – suggesting good cars don’t lose their money too intensely. Handy, given that high teens/early twenties mpg will keep your bank balance in a fairly constant state of flux.

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You get a lot of equipment for your £86k, too, with a thumping 11-speaker Bose stereo, eight-way adjustable sports seats, 20in RAYS alloys and a titanium exhaust all standard-fit. Nissan’s current offers can get you on a PCP deal from £500 a month. Nissan will throw in a three-year, unlimited mileage warranty, but know that this will be worth less than the paper it’s written on if you start wantonly tuning that V6.

We ran a GT-R in the Top Gear Garage a few years ago, and you can read all of the reports via this link, with a snippet from its keeper – Rowan Horncastle – below. It’s fair to say he liked it.

“Is the GT-R the ultimate winter weapon? No. It’s the ultimate weapon, full stop. Even ten years on, it’s still as good as it was. Actually, better. And it could probably go on for five more. Well, at least until everything goes electric. Which the GT-R will eventually have to succumb to, too. But until then, long live Godzilla! It’s easy to see why people get hooked.”

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