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The 2014 Nissan GT-R Track Edition Earns its Supercar Ranking In Price and Performance

Front view of the 2014 Nissan GT-R

The 545-hp GT-R Track Edition was pushed even harder on the Nurburgring for more track-competition ability. (Photos courtesy of Nissan)

BY MARK MAYNARD

Ppricing was announced today for the 2014 Nissan GT-R Track Edition. The new two-seat competition model will have a limited production of 150 cars for the U.S.

The four-seat GT-R coupe is sold in three all-wheel-drive models. Pricing 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 new Track Edition claims a supercar ranking in price and features. The two-seater with competition upgrades starts at $116,710.

Learn more about Nissan’s performance cars here.

Front seats of the Track Edition

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

Backseat in the 2014 GT-R Track Edition

The Track model back seat is trimmed in a lightweight quilted cloth mat.

Lightweight wheels on the Track Edition GT-R

RAYS lightweight wheels.

Track Edition upgrades

Its features include a specially tuned suspension, special brake cooling guides, a front spoiler with carbon fiber air ducts, and a lightweight quilted cloth mat in place of rear seats.

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 special leather and fabric. Magnesium paddle shifters are standard on all models.

The GT-R engine

The 545-hp GT-R engine.

Special features

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

The carbon fiber spoiler on the GT-R

The carbon-fiber spoiler.

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 carbon-fiber rear spoiler.

2014 Nissan GT-R upgrades

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 Nissan 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 response in the middle range of 4,500 to 6,000 rpm and for more acceleration above 6,000 rpm. Redline is at 6,400 rpm.

A rear view of the GT-R

The Nissan GT-R Track Edition has a curb weight of 3,796 pounds and a very low drag coefficient of 0.26.