Base Versus Loaded: 2012 Nissan GT-R

Reviews I By John Beltz Snyder I August 09, 2011
When you talk about accessorizing Godzilla, other people might think of a guy in a lizard suit wearing lots of jewelry and fancy shoes. You and we think of loading up the Nissan GT-R with options in an online configurator (or, for a lucky few of us, at the actual dealership).
We were surprised, though, at how little can actually be purchased on top of the GT-R’s base MSRP. The most expensive addition we were able to tack on was a special paint job. You might be surprised what came in as the second-highest add-on.
We left a couple boxes unchecked, as they were redundant, or included in another option. Really, we don’t need two sets of floor mats.
$89,950 (Nissan GT-R Premium) + $1000 (destination and handling) + $0 (options) = $90,950
$89,950 (Nissan GT-R Premium) + $1000 (destination and handling) + $7650 (options) = $97,600
What Does $7650 Buy?
Cold Weather Package – $0
– Special 50:50 Coolant Mix
– Dunlop SP Sport 7010 all-season run-flat tires
Super Silver Special Metallic Paint – $3000
RearView Monitor – $600
Premium Sport Carpeted Floor Mats – $1185
Chrome Jack with GT-R Logo – $299
Jack Rod – $8
Tool Kit – $760
Vehicle Cover – $380
Vehicle Cover Cable Lock – $11
Wheel Locks – $41
GT-R Multi-Purpose Bag – $190
Air Bag Anti-Theft Volts – $11
Emergency Road Kit – $63
Seat Belt Extender – $46
Smoker’s Kit – $16
Nissan License Plate Frame and Valve Stem Cap Package – $40

The Guide to Road Racing: Winding Road Magazine's ultimate guide to getting your start in racing.

Table of Contents

Related Articles

Review: The G80 M3 Manual is a Lovable Driving Machine

The G80 M3’s personality is just far too muddied, but at least what it’s courageous enough to express is well-sorted excellence.

June 02, 2023
The Mullin Automotive Museum Immortalizes the Grandeur of French Pre-War Car Culture

What’s behind the doors of the Mullin Automotive Museum aren’t just cars, but works of art in every shape and form.

June 01, 2023
The 5 Best Auto Racing Gloves

Here’s our pick of the top-5 best auto racing gloves currently on the market – who reigns supreme: Alpinestars, Sparco, or OMP?

May 23, 2023
Review: 2023 Bentley Continental GT Mulliner W12

As the magnificent W12 now exits stage left, I reflect how pleasurable the Continental GT Mulliner is to not only drive, but experience.

May 03, 2023
Does the 2023 Land Rover Defender 110 V8 ‘Out-Defender’ the OG?

Maybe the 2023 Land Rover Defender 110 V8 isn’t perfect, but neither was the old Defender – isn’t that kind of the point?

May 01, 2023


Get the latest driving and racing news straight to your inbox.

no thanks

Begin typing your search above and press return to search.