When Nissan introduced the GT-R in 2014, it was set to compete in a field that Nissan had never been in before: the sports car world. The one thing that the GT-R has always had above all other sports cars is the speed that it can achieve in the fastest time. With its speed even overtaking the mainstays like Porsche, that was a huge feat for Nissan’s engineers. The Nissan GT-R now comes at a price tag that other competitors in its class can’t meet, which is another thing that sets it apart from the rest. But that is not to say that you can’t spend about the same on comparable sports cars in the same class if you are willing to pay the premium. That leaves the car buyer to ask themselves, “Is the Premium version worth it?”
The Godzilla, as it has been named, is the fastest sports car in the world. It’s finely-tuned and has all the upgrades of a luxury automobile with a tremendous performance you can’t get with other sports cars like a used GTR for sale in Richmond. Although it offers many appealing features, not all car buyers are that enthusiastic about paying the higher price for a premium car that can’t compete in the same luxury market as the price calls for – or can it?
The fresh new design of the GT-R has fans thinking it is awesome – while its detractors think that the boxy look steals from the sleek design. It is all about what you want in a car. The overall aesthetic look is probably not going to win anyone over to Nissan’s side, but that was not the overall goal for the GT-R. The GT-R was created to provide a sports performance and set itself apart – not aside – from its competitors. The 20-inch aluminum wheels are highly attractive to many who want an exciting look and a slightly broader appearance, so that is one pro in the GT-R’s corner.
What Nissan had in mind when it upgraded the GT-R Premium was not only how it appeared on the outside, but what it enhanced in performance. All about functionality – which is the overall concept of the car – the design is a cross between aerodynamics and control, not about the appeal that it has to others who aren’t in the driver’s seat.
What about the interior?
Although the exterior might not be all that exciting for those in the market for a high-speed car, the interior upgrade from the base to the Premium is pretty minimal and might not be worth the investment even if you can swing it. If you are in the position to purchase a $100,000+ car, then it makes sense to upgrade it to the most luxurious one you can.
As it doesn’t offer the highest-tech interior dashboards, the difference between the Premium and base is not that much more. An infotainment system is controlled by an 8.0 touchscreen display that is the same as other Nissans, no matter how much you spend. The idea is if you are going to give a driver that much speed, then you want to keep their eyes on the road. The dash’s toned-down simplicity might seem like a con for the Premium, but it is really a more convenient and less intimidating control center than other competitors in the sports car industry.
So the real question you have to ask yourself is how much the upgrades to the interior are worth to you. If you are looking for a high-end and fast car with a luxurious top-of-the-line feel, then maybe the GTR isn’t the best option for you. It won’t have the same feel or attention to detail that you will get from manufacturers like Porsche or Jaguar. But if you are looking for the quick speed, excellent “bones” and operation that the GTR affords, then you might not really care about the leather interior.
The difference between the Premium and the standard GTR model is not enough to spend tens of thousands dollars on, unless it is important to you. The GTR has always been about bare-bones awesomeness and function. If that is why you are buying it, then you might want to forego the Premium and settle for a slightly less luxurious standard model – unless you have money to burn.