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Sticker prices set for 2013 Nissan GT-R

Fri, 20 Jan 2012

Nissan coaxed another 15 hp from the twin-turbo V6 in the 2013 GT-R sports car, and added nearly $7,000 to the sticker price.

The 2013 Nissan GT-R Premium, which is reaching dealerships now, carries a sticker price of $97,820, including the $1,000 in shipping charges. That's a $6,870 bump over the 2012 model.

If you step up to the 2013 GT-R Black Edition, that sticker price is $107,320, an increase of $11,220 over the 2012 model. But that gets you a new dry-carbon-fiber rear spoiler.

The 3.8-liter engine in the 2013 Nissan GT-R is rated at 545 hp and 463 lb-ft of torque, an increase of 15 lb-ft. That power flows through a six-speed dual-clutch transmission.

Nissan says the GT-R's suspension has been retuned for the 2013 model for more comfort and better performance. Also, a backup-camera system is standard.

And that dry-carbon-fiber rear spoiler? Nissan says the spoiler is ultralight and extra strong. It is built by hand and uses a special coating that lets you feel the texture of the fiber weave. Handmade in a limited monthly production run, a special coating allows carbon fiber "weave" to be felt. But be warned: Nissan says there is a specific procedure for maintaining the spoiler.

If you can find a dealer with a 2012 Nissan GT-R still on the lot, there's a deal just waiting for you.

By Dale Jewett