2014 Nissan GT-R Track Edition pricing and pics

The GT-R Track Edition was pushed even harder on the Nurburgring for more track-competition ability.

The GT-R Track Edition was pushed even harder on the Nurburgring for more track-competition ability.

2014 Nissan GT-R Track Edition

Nissan North America announced pricing today for the 2014 GT-R Track Edition, a new top-line model that will have a limited production of 150 cars for the U.S.

The 545-horsepower, four-seat GT-R coupe, which Nissan calls a street supercar, is now sold in three all-wheel-drive models with pricing that starts at $100,590, including the $1,000 freight charge from Japan. All models route power through a dual clutch sequential six-speed rear transaxle.

The Track Edition, $116,710, is a two-seater with competition upgrades that include a specially tuned suspension, special brake cooling guides, front spoiler with carbon fiber air ducts and a lightweight quilted cloth mat in place of rear seats.

The Track Edition gets blue-trimmed, high-grip front seats.

The Track Edition gets blue-trimmed, high-grip front seats.

The Track model is a two-seater with a lightweight quilted cloth mat covering the rear seat space.

The Track model is a two-seater with a lightweight quilted cloth mat covering the rear seat space.

Special recipe dry carbon.

Special recipe dry carbon.

RAYS lightweight wheels.

RAYS lightweight wheels.

545-hp, twin-turbo 3.8-liter V-6 with tweaks for more midrange torque and high-rpm acceleration.

545-hp, twin-turbo 3.8-liter V-6 with tweaks for more midrange torque and high-rpm acceleration.

Changes to the GT-R’s four-wheel independent suspension include special Bilstein DampTronic gas pressure shock absorbers and higher spring rates.

Inside, the Track Edition gets blue-trimmed, high-grip front seats with a special leather and fabric. Magnesium paddle shifters are standard on all models.

Other special features are a handmade, lightweight dry carbon fiber rear spoiler and metallic black six-spoke RAYS forged lightweight wheels. The runflat tires are ultra-high performance Dunlop SP Sport Maxx GT 600 DSST CTT, nitrogen filled.

The wheels and spoiler are also available for the Black Edition, which starts at $110,300. Other Black extras include a red and black interior, Recaro leather-trimmed seats and a dry carbon fiber rear spoiler.

GT-R upgrades for the 2014 model year include some performance tweaks and a new optional interior with hand-stitched Amber Red semi-aniline leather on the front seats.

The GT-R’s twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V-6 has 463 foot-pounds of torque from 3,200 to 5,800 rpm. The power band was recalibrated for better torque response in the middle range (4,500 to 6,000 rpm) and for more acceleration above 6,000 rpm. Redline is a 6,400 rpm.

The Track Edition weighs 3,796 pounds at the curb and has a low drag coefficient of 0.26.

The Track Edition weighs 3,796 pounds at the curb and has a low drag coefficient of 0.26.

About Mark Maynard

Mark Maynard has been the automotive editor at the San Diego Union-Tribune since 1992.

He drives nearly 200 vehicles a year for review, has attended several high-performance driving schools and a few off-road driving courses.

He attends many new-vehicle press introductions and schmoozes with auto-industry execs.

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