R35 GT-R Price Increase: Nissan Blames Cost of Raw Materials

Steane Klose | Sep 8, 2008

Nissan has just announced a Stateside price hike of nearly USD$7,000 (from $69,850 to $76,840) for the R35 GT-R. The news is worse still if you had your heart set on the Premium model, which will jump from USD$71,900 to USD$79,090.

Nissan is citing an increase in the cost of raw materials as the reason behind the jump in the MSRP. It has also confirmed that any customers who had placed their orders before September 5th, will not be affected by the increase. As it stands, approximately seventy percent of U.S. allocated GT-R's having been snapped up in the pre-sales order process and will not be affected by the price hike.

The increase in price will still leave the R35 GT-R high on the "bang-for-your-buck" scale in the North American market, compared to the likes of GM's 'Ring storming ZR1 Corvette and Porsche's 911 Turbo and GT2.

While the price change is unlikely to quell interest in the GT-R, there's no denying that the extra dollars could arguably be much better spent. The bad news for Australian GT-R fans is that the price rise will undoubtedly affect stock that is eventually earmarked for Australia. A USD$7000 hike in the States, will likely equate to substantially more in Australia, increasing substantially the price of a car that is already rumoured to be well above $150,000.

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  • Tony D says,
    7 years ago
    Considering they're 8 million yen in Japan- about 80 grand in our money- any price increase is just a deeper kick in the guts...
  • Trump says,
    7 years ago
    That must have Nissan Australia thinking they'll be able to charge $200k+
  • lieben says,
    7 years ago
    Interessante Informationen.
  • Travis says,
    3 years ago
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    Really not happy with Nissan Australia. Why are we paying almost double what the us is paying, when our currency is trading higher then theirs. I dont see the method to this madness, and am considering speaking to Japense friends to buy and ship one to me. you loose my money Nissan

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