Special Edition Midnight Opal Nissan GT-R
By John Beltz Snyder
July 18, 2013
Nissan will sell a GT-R Special Edition in limited quantities in the US, with a hand-painted Midnight Opal paintjob.
For $6000 tacked on to the price of a GT-R Premium (a total of $106,590 with destination charges), the car gets the special paint color, hyper-titanium colored Rays wheels, a dry carbon fiber spoiler, and a gold-plated serialized plaque in the engine compartment. The price also includes exclusivity: only 50 examples of the Midnight Opal GT-R will be sold in the US, with just 100 being sold worldwide.
According to Nissan, the Midnight Opal paint is highly reflective, and can appear deep purple to deep blue depending upon the angle from which it is viewed.
The GT-R is powered by a biturbocharged 3.8-liter V-6, providing 545 horsepower and 463 pound-feet of torque. Drive settings, including transmission, suspension, and VDC adjustability, are switchable via the cockpit with three settings: Normal, Special, and R.
Scroll down for more details in the press release from Nissan.
Nissan Announces U.S. Pricing for 2014 GT-R Special Edition with Unique "Midnight Opal" Exterior Color
- Just 50 units available in the United States, 100 units worldwide
- Sales begin this fall
- Priced at $6,000 USD above GT-R Premium Edition
- Also includes unique wheel color, serialized plaque, carbon fiber spoiler
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Following today's global announcement of a new limited production 2014 Nissan GT-R Special Edition package with a hand-painted "Midnight Opal" exterior, Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) today announced United States pricing for the car of $105,590 USD, a $6,000 USD increase over the GT-R Premium model M.S.R.P.* Half of the 100 total units available worldwide will be available in the U.S. Sales are scheduled to begin in September through certified U.S. Nissan GT-R dealers.
Highlighting the 2014 Nissan GT-R Special Edition package's unique features is the new Midnight Opal exterior paint, with each coat applied by hand. The highly reflective paint treatment changes appearance slightly from a deep purple to a deep blue depending on light conditions and viewing angle.
In addition to the custom paint, GT-R Special Editions also feature a never before offered in the U.S. hyper-titanium colored coating on the RAYS® forged lightweight wheels, a dry carbon fiber rear spoiler** similar to that utilized on the GT-R Black and GT-R Track Editions, and a gold-plated serialized plaque of authenticity located in the engine compartment.
Based on the GT-R Premium model, the new GT-R Special Edition comes with Nissan's advanced VR38DETT 3.8-liter twin turbo V6 rated at 545 hp and 463 lb-ft of torque (hand assembled in a special clean room) and exclusive Premium Midship platform that enables the use of the dynamic independent rear transaxle ATTESA E-TS all-wheel drive system. Total vehicle adjustability is provided by set-up switches located in the center of the instrument panel, enabling the driver to adjust transmission, shock absorbers and the Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC-R) among three settings – Normal, Special or R.
The interior features sculpted performance bucket seats and a cockpit-style instrument panel with a large center-mounted tachometer and multi-function display – which includes mechanical and driving information, as well as an on-board driving recorder. A specially designed 11-speaker Bose® sound system with speakers mounted in rigid aluminum die cast panels is standard.
The 2014 Nissan GT-R is also available in GT-R Premium, GT-R Black Edition and limited production 2-seat GT-R Track Edition***. For more information on the 2014 Nissan GT-R lineup, please see NissanNews.com.
*MSRP excludes applicable tax, title, license fees and destination charges. Dealer sets actual price. Prices and specs are subject to change without notice. Destination and handling $1,000.
**Dry carbon fiber requires specific maintenance. Please see Owner's Manual for details.
***Damage resulting from racing, competitive driving, track and/or airstrip use not covered by warranty. See your New Vehicle Limited Warranty and Owner's Manual for proper vehicle operation and complete warranty details.