2016 Nissan GT-R 45th Anniversary Gold Edition

Pros: High-tech supercar performance; tenacious all-wheel drive; one-of-a-kind personality

Cons: Stiff ride; can feel clunky and cantankerous in everyday driving; pricing has been creeping upward; traditional manual transmission is not available

CG Says: For 2016, Nissan GT-R adds a 45th Anniversary Gold Edition to commemorate 45 years of production. This special edition features gold paint and a special plaque. Fewer than 30 copies will be sold in the U.S. There is also a new 20-spoke wheel design for the Premium model. Quirkier than most rivals, the GT-R offers impressive acceleration, a comfortable and well-appointed interior, and decent luggage space. Base GT-R models have have 545 horsepower, while the GT-R NISMO has 600. NISMO also has enhanced aerodynamics, suspension refinements, and an exclusive optional titanium exhaust system. For those who prefer a transmission that doesn’t have a clutch pedal–and can accept one that isn’t particularly well behaved in everyday driving–GT-R is an exotic performance car that still isn’t quite priced like one.

The Facts
Class Premium Sporty/Performance Car
Body Style(s) 2-door coupe
Passenger Count 4
Drive Wheels all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Nissan
Nation of Manufacture Japan
Base Prices Premium: $101,770
45th Anniversary Gold Edition: $102,770
Black Edition: $111,510
NISMO: $149,990

Base Engine
twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V6
545 (600 in NISMO)
Std. Transmission
6-speed automated manual
Avail. Transmission
EPA City Range (mpg)
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)

2016 Nissan GT-R NISMO
2016 Nissan GT-R NISMO