Nissan has revealed the 45th Anniversary Gold Edition of the GT-R Premium model to commemorate the GT-R's long heritage of world-class high performance. Featuring a special gold paint color, the limited edition model also includes a special gold-tone VIN plate located inside the engine compartment and a special commemorative plaque on the interior center console. Only 30 units of these special GT-Rs would be sold worldwide.
In the 45th Anniversary Gold Edition Nissan GT-R, the paint color itself is the same "Silica Brass" color that marked the 2001 Skyline GT-R M-Spec (R34 Type). In addition, the GT-R Premium and GT-R Black Edition are now rated at 550 bhp as a result of the additional fine-tuning of the advanced VR38DETT 3.8-liter twin turbo V6's engine electronics. The power rating for the exclusive GT-R NISMO remains unchanged at 600 bhp.
Along with the 50 additional bhp and 24 additional Nm of torque, the GT-R NISMO features enhanced aerodynamic features, body reinforcement and ultra-precise handling (versus the Premium and Black Edition models). The GT-R Premium's new 20-spoke RAYS® aluminum-alloy forged wheels with premium dark (near black) finish replacing the previous 10-spoke design.
Inside, the Nissan GT-R NISMO's racing-style RECARO seats offer comfortable yet firm support for the driver and front passenger. NISMO racers influenced the design of the steering wheel, which is dressed in Italian-made Alcantara with three spokes, red leather center mark and red stitching to give the best combination of grip, feedback and comfort. The combi meter has carbon-like finish, and tachometer features a red design. The meter hood is also dressed with Alcantara. Interior trim features include discreet red stitching on the seats, center console, door trim and steering wheel.