Base Versus Loaded: 2012 Nissan GT-R

By John Beltz Snyder

August 09, 2011

When you talk about accessorizing Godzilla, other people might think of a guy in a lizard suit wearing lots of jewelry and fancy shoes. You and we think of loading up the Nissan GT-R with options in an online configurator (or, for a lucky few of us, at the actual dealership).
 
We were surprised, though, at how little can actually be purchased on top of the GT-R’s base MSRP. The most expensive addition we were able to tack on was a special paint job. You might be surprised what came in as the second-highest add-on.
 
We left a couple boxes unchecked, as they were redundant, or included in another option. Really, we don’t need two sets of floor mats.
 
Base
 
$89,950 (Nissan GT-R Premium) + $1000 (destination and handling) + $0 (options) = $90,950
 
Loaded
 
$89,950 (Nissan GT-R Premium) + $1000 (destination and handling) + $7650 (options) = $97,600
 
What Does $7650 Buy?
 
Packages
 
Cold Weather Package - $0
- Special 50:50 Coolant Mix
- Dunlop SP Sport 7010 all-season run-flat tires
Super Silver Special Metallic Paint - $3000
 
Accessories
 
RearView Monitor - $600
Premium Sport Carpeted Floor Mats - $1185
Chrome Jack with GT-R Logo - $299
Jack Rod - $8
Tool Kit - $760
Vehicle Cover - $380
Vehicle Cover Cable Lock - $11
Wheel Locks - $41
GT-R Multi-Purpose Bag - $190
Air Bag Anti-Theft Volts - $11
Emergency Road Kit - $63
Seat Belt Extender - $46
Smoker’s Kit - $16
Nissan License Plate Frame and Valve Stem Cap Package - $40