The 2013 model year GT-R is a very simple lineup, as it only has a pair of trim levels: Premium and Black Edition. Both trim levels link up to the same driveline, which starts off with Nissan’s hallowed VR38DETT 3.8-liter V-6 engine that has a pair of turbochargers shoving air into the combustion chamber.This engine pumps out 545 horsepower at 6,400 rpm and 463 foot-pounds of torque between 3,200 to 5,800 rpm, which is a 15 horsepower and 15 foot-pound increase over the 2012 model year 2012.
Both trims also boast standard all-wheel drive. The performance levels of the Premium and Black Edition trim levels are pretty much identical, as they have been tested as low as 2.8 seconds to 60 mph. They do, however, differ in appearance, as the Black Edition adds in some extra styling touches to make it stand out a little bit more.
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The 2013 GT-R Black Edition carries over all of the Premium trim level’s standard features, including the drivetrain. On the inside, the Black Edition trim level adds in Recaro leather seating, and a red and black bi-color interior. On the outside, the Black Edition eliminates the standard Rays wheels and replaces them with special black Rays wheels that carry the same 20-inch diameter. Also tossed onto the outside of the Black Edition is a new-for-2013, handmade dry-carbon-fiber rear spoiler. These extra standard features add $9,500 to the Premium pricing.
In addition to its massively powerful six-cylinder engine, the GT-R Premium comes rather nicely equipped. On the inside it features bucket seats for all four passengers, heated front seats, soft-touch dashboard and door panels, center-mounted tachometer, 11-speaker Bose stereo system with two subwoofers, Bluetooth connectivity with streaming audio capabilities, multi-function display, rearview monitor and navigation. On the outside, the Premium trim level picks up 20-inch Rays wheels with Dunlop SP Sport Maxx GT 600 DSST CTT performance tires, 15.35- and 15-inch cross-drilled, two-piece rotors on the front and rear, respectively, LED taillights, and “super wide beam” headlights. In terms of safety, the Premium trim level includes a driver and passenger airbag, front-seat-mounted airbags, curtain airbags and seatbelt pretensioners.
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|Build & Price|
2014 Nissan GT-R$98,995 | 218 mi
2014 Nissan GT-R$99,000 | 57 mi
2013 Nissan GT-R$88,888 | 8,494 mi
2013 Nissan GT-R$89,900 | 2,073 mi
2013 Nissan GT-R$99,813 | 10 mi
2012 Nissan GT-R$83,988 | 10,949 mi
2011 Nissan GT-R$74,577 | 15,426 mi
2009 Nissan GT-R$68,950 | 14,841 mi
2009 Nissan GT-R$71,777 | 12,002 mi
2009 Nissan GT-R$79,995 | 6,301 mi
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