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Old 8th May 2018, 10:36 PM   #61 (permalink)
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Without wanting to take the chat off topic again, the Track edition certainly is.

For £10k more than a stock GT-R you get the Nismo's:
Bonded chassis for better feel and less understeer.
Nicer wheels
Front hubs with a wider track
Underbody aero improvements
Optional OEM quality carbon boot for £750 extra.
That's about 12% more expensive.

Factor in the Nismo is 83% more expensive and has the nicer bumpers, spoiler, turbos and seats and I am completely mystified why Track Editions sell in such small numbers.

Great information Richard, thanks for sharing.

I suspect the lack of official technical information on the Track Edition from Nissan and dealers means that buyers aren't considering it. The way you've presented the extras certainly shows the extra £10k is good value.
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£105k for Black Nismo MY15, 6k miles

Good buy?
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I think you've hit the nail on the head, suspension "stiffness" is a personal preference. I'm just trying to gauge whether the Nismo and Track Edition are worth the extra money.
Without wanting to take the chat off topic again, the Track edition certainly is.

For £10k more than a stock GT-R you get the Nismo's:
Bonded chassis for better feel and less understeer.
Nicer wheels
Front hubs with a wider track
Underbody aero improvements
Optional OEM quality carbon boot for £750 extra.
That's about 12% more expensive.

Factor in the Nismo is 83% more expensive and has the nicer bumpers, spoiler, turbos and seats and I am completely mystified why Track Editions sell in such small numbers.
Makes me feel that I made the right decision going for my track pack (my13)!
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£105k for Black Nismo MY15, 6k miles

Good buy?
There was a matt grey MY15 at the same price with only 1500 miles on a few weeks ago.

Now thereís a matt grey MY15 with 1500 miles at £129k! Think it could be the same car or a big coincidence!
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There was a matt grey MY15 at the same price with only 1500 miles on a few weeks ago.

Now thereís a matt grey MY15 with 1500 miles at £129k! Think it could be the same car or a big coincidence!
Matte grey makes me nervous for some reason

I took the aforementioned black Nismo for an extended test drive today - don't know what everyone is on about re hard suspension. Felt compliant enough for a sports car and handled brilliantly.

Just not sure whether they will hold their value at £105k purchase price?
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Matte grey makes me nervous for some reason

I took the aforementioned black Nismo for an extended test drive today - don't know what everyone is on about re hard suspension. Felt compliant enough for a sports car and handled brilliantly.

Just not sure whether they will hold their value at £105k purchase price?
I think the MY15 nismo was made in less numbers so should be more likely to hold its value long term, I could be wrong though.

What was the nismo like to drive?
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I think the MY15 nismo was made in less numbers so should be more likely to hold its value long term, I could be wrong though.

What was the nismo like to drive?
It was great. Ballistic fast, direct turn in, good brakes, bit muted though (stock system)

Seats were decent too, although I have fixed buckets in my GT4 which hold you in far better.

All in all not as hardcore (in a good way) as I thought it would be.

Oh and it looks EVIL.
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There was a matt grey MY15 at the same price with only 1500 miles on a few weeks ago.

Now thereís a matt grey MY15 with 1500 miles at £129k! Think it could be the same car or a big coincidence!
Definitely the same car. Looks like a £24K punt
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It was great. Ballistic fast, direct turn in, good brakes, bit muted though (stock system)

Seats were decent too, although I have fixed buckets in my GT4 which hold you in far better.

All in all not as hardcore (in a good way) as I thought it would be.

Oh and it looks EVIL.
Thanks for sharing the information.

Black Nismo's do look really evil. I love them in black but I'd have to get it wrapped in PPF otherwise the chips and swirls would drive me mad.

Litchfield mapped one to 779bhp a couple of weeks ago by adding a race intercooler, 102mm exhaust, injectors, fuel pumps and Ecutek v6.
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LOL at the earlier trolling/bickering. Nicely back on track.........

But.......

I'm genuinely curious if people have managed to actually lock their brakes at 140+mph? Be them steel or carbon. I though there was too much (kinetic?) energy
in the wheel and tyre for this to be possible.
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There was a matt grey MY15 at the same price with only 1500 miles on a few weeks ago.

Now thereís a matt grey MY15 with 1500 miles at £129k! Think it could be the same car or a big coincidence!
Itís now done 3,000 miles and is reduced to £119k.
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Has anyone enquired about discounts on new Nismo’s?

I’m curious as to what’s achievable.
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Has anyone enquired about discounts on new Nismoís?

Iím curious as to whatís achievable.
Yes, I'm still waiting for an answer.
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Has anyone enquired about discounts on new Nismoís?

Iím curious as to whatís achievable.
There has been a white MY18 for sale at £129k, itís been advertised twice over the last 10 days and is no longer being advertised now so guess itís sold.

A much better price and if Nissan reduced them to that figure in the first place, then I think they may sell better.
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LOL at the earlier trolling/bickering. Nicely back on track.........

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I'm genuinely curious if people have managed to actually lock their brakes at 140+mph? Be them steel or carbon. I though there was too much (kinetic?) energy
in the wheel and tyre for this to be possible.

Quite right,

Once you get to a certain speed it is physically impossible to lock the brakes up until the car slows to a particular level.
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There has been a white MY18 for sale at £129k, itís been advertised twice over the last 10 days and is no longer being advertised now so guess itís sold.

A much better price and if Nissan reduced them to that figure in the first place, then I think they may sell better.
I enquired about that, it was not a MY18, MY17 model with one owner (registered May 2017). I think it is back up for sale but correctly stating 2017.
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I enquired about that, it was not a MY18, MY17 model with one owner (registered May 2017). I think it is back up for sale but correctly stating 2017.
Probably the same one then. I think it only had a 100 or so miles on it.
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Probably the same one then. I think it only had a 100 or so miles on it.
Iím dubious about cars with mileage below the 1200 run in period. Why would someone buy a Nismo and then not run it in so they can drive the car properly? Iím also nervous that a car with something like 300 miles on it may have been taken out for a blast by a few unsympathetic test drivers.
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Iím dubious about cars with mileage below the 1200 run in period. Why would someone buy a Nismo and then not run it in so they can drive the car properly? Iím also nervous that a car with something like 300 miles on it may have been taken out for a blast by a few unsympathetic test drivers.
Yes youíre probably right. I think I would take a chance though especially £20k under list price. Donít they get a good hammering at the nismo test track before they leave Japan anyway?
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Yes youíre probably right. I think I would take a chance though especially £20k under list price. Donít they get a good hammering at the nismo test track before they leave Japan anyway?
Good point, I forgot about that. Although I think at the test tack theyíd be properly warmed up. I donít think Lewis Hamilton wannabes would bother with this :-)
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