Nissan Releases Limited “Midnight Opal” Special Edition GT-R

"Midnight Opal" Special Edition GT-R © Nissan

YOKOHAMA, Japan – Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today announced the release of a GT-R Special Edition wrapped in an exclusive Midnight Opal color. Production volume of this attractive model will be limited to 100 units worldwide.

Nissan GT-R Special Edition

Since its introduction in 2007, the Nissan GT-R has consistently earned high praise from customers all over the world as one of the most exciting supercars on the market. A new exclusive limited-edition model will further widen its recognition among fans.

"Midnight Opal" Special Edition GT-R © Nissan
“Midnight Opal” Special Edition GT-R © Nissan

Nissan will introduce the GT-R Special Edition with a new exterior body color, Midnight Opal, and feature equipment that have proved immensely popular with past GT-R customers, including a dry carbon fiber rear spoiler and forged aluminum wheels with a hyper-titanium coating. A gold model number plate will be included within the engine compartment to emphasize the GT-R Special Edition’s exclusivity.

The new Midnight Opal paint is applied with each coat carefully applied by hand, resulting in an exterior finish that can only be seen in the most exotic of supercars. The finished surface sparkles like a jewel, and how the coloring is perceived changes depending on light conditions and viewing angle. The dry carbon fiber rear spoiler enhances aerodynamic stability at ultra-high speeds, while the black finish spices up the look of the car’s rear end. Reduced unsprung weight enhances the GT-R’s already remarkable handling and improves ride quality. The highly-rigid lightweight forged aluminum wheels, which feature an eye-catching hyper-titanium colored coating, provides even more visual flair to the car’s overall appearance.

U.S. Pricing for 2014 GT-R Special Edition with Unique “Midnight Opal” Exterior Color

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Following today’s global announcement of a new limited production 2014 Nissan GT-R Special Edition package with a hand-painted “Midnight Opal” exterior, Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) today announced United States pricing for the car of $105,590 USD, a $6,000 USD increase over the GT-R Premium model M.S.R.P.* Half of the 100 total units available worldwide will be available in the U.S. Sales are scheduled to begin in September through certified U.S. Nissan GT-R dealers.

"Midnight Opal" Special Edition GT-R Rear Spoiler © Nissan
“Midnight Opal” Special Edition GT-R Rear Spoiler © Nissan

Highlighting the 2014 Nissan GT-R Special Edition package’s unique features is the new Midnight Opal exterior paint, with each coat applied by hand. The highly reflective paint treatment changes appearance slightly from a deep purple to a deep blue depending on light conditions and viewing angle.

In addition to the custom paint, GT-R Special Editions also feature a never before offered in the U.S. hyper-titanium colored coating on the RAYS® forged lightweight wheels, a dry carbon fiber rear spoiler** similar to that utilized on the GT-R Black and GT-R Track Editions, and a gold-plated serialized plaque of authenticity located in the engine compartment.

Based on the GT-R Premium model, the new GT-R Special Edition comes with Nissan’s advanced VR38DETT 3.8-liter twin turbo V6 rated at 545 hp and 463 lb-ft of torque (hand assembled in a special clean room) and exclusive Premium Midship platform that enables the use of the dynamic independent rear transaxle ATTESA E-TS all-wheel drive system. Total vehicle adjustability is provided by set-up switches located in the center of the instrument panel, enabling the driver to adjust transmission, shock absorbers and the Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC-R) among three settings – Normal, Special or R.

"Midnight Opal" Special Edition GT-R Wheel © Nissan
“Midnight Opal” Special Edition GT-R Wheel © Nissan

The interior features sculpted performance bucket seats and a cockpit-style instrument panel with a large center-mounted tachometer and multi-function display – which includes mechanical and driving information, as well as an on-board driving recorder. A specially designed 11-speaker Bose® sound system with speakers mounted in rigid aluminum die cast panels is standard.

The 2014 Nissan GT-R is also available in GT-R Premium, GT-R Black Edition and limited production 2-seat GT-R Track Edition***. For more information on the 2014 Nissan GT-R lineup, please see NissanNews.com.

Source – Nissan

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