2016 Nissan GT-R 45th Anniversary Gold Edition Nissan recently announced its newest line-up of its NISMO production variants in the form of the GT-R, 370Z, JUKE and JUKE RS. Since its not-too-long ago introduction, the GT-R NISMO has been sold out, with the 370Z NISMO accounting for 20 percent of total sales and JUKE NISMO another 15 percent; in the latest stats by Nissan USA. Now, the GT-R gets a Gold Edition to commemorate its 45th Anniversary. The Gold-edition is built off of the GT-R Premium version. Only 30 units of the Gold-edition are available in the United States.

Featuring a special gold paint color, the limited edition version also includes a special gold-tone VIN plate located inside the engine compartment and a special commemorative plaque on the interior center console. The paint color itself is the same “Silica Brass” color that marked the 2001 Skyline GT-R M-Spec (R34 Type).

The GT-R Premium and GT-R Black Edition are now rated at 550 horsepower, the result of 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 horsepower. Along with the 50 additional horsepower and 18 additional lb-ft of torque (24 Nm), the GT-R NISMO features enhanced aerodynamic features, body reinforcement and ultra-precise handling (versus the Premium and Black Edition versions).

The GT-R Premium’s new 20-spoke RAYS aluminum-alloy forged wheels with premium dark (near black) finish replace the previous 10-spoke design. The wheels are mounted with sticky nitrogen-filled Dunlop Sport Maxx GT 600 DSST CTT ultra high performance run-flat tires, sized 255/40ZRF20 front and 285/35ZRF20 rear.

2016 Nissan GT-R 45th Anniversary Gold Edition emblem

The 2016 Nissan GT-R starts from the Premium edition at $101,770, followed by the Gold-edition at $102,770, Black-edition at $111,510 and the top of the range GT-R NISMO at $149,990. All Nissan GT-R versions are specifically for the United States market, however it is possible other countries might have the opportunity to acquire it, only if Nissan U.S. decides to increase its limited to 30 units production run.

Edited: Nissan USA