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Nissan Get’s Dark with the GT-R Midnight Opal Special Edition

2014 GT-R Midnight Opal

Hand-applied exclusivity.

The Nissan GT-R is one of the most affordable supercars available. But, that doesn’t mean it’s any less special as its exotic counterparts, especially in terms of performance. Nissan has recently announced the new GT-R Midnight Opal special edition model to make things a bit more exclusive and only 100 people will be able to get their hands on one across the globe.

The new 2014 Nissan GT-R Midnight Opal special edition comes with some fun and fancy new upgrades that put it ahead of the Premium Edition model that it is based upon. Part of what makes this new and improved version of Godzilla so much more exciting is the new Midnight Opal paint that is applied by hand through the entire process. The highly reflective paint features a special color changing effect that goes from deep purple to a deep blue depending on the angle and light conditions surrounding the supercar.

2014 GT-R Midnight Opal

But that’s not the only thing that makes the GT-R Midnight Opal edition so special. For the first time in the United States, the RAYS forged lightweight wheels are offered with a hyper-titanium colored coating. A new dry carbon fiber rear spoiler similar to the ones found on the GT-R Black and Track Editions is worn at the rear and generates a generous amount of downforce. The final touch is a gold-plated plaque of authenticity with serial number in the engine compartment.

Because the new GT-R Midnight Opal edition is based on the GT-R Premium model, customers are also treated to a variety of standard features. Powering all four wheels is the hand-built VR38DETT 3.8-liter, twin-turbocharged V-6 with 545 horsepower and 463 lb-ft. of torque. A dynamic independent rear transaxle and other aspects of the chassis can be continuously controlled by the driver through the VDC-R system with switches in the instrument panel.

2014 GT-R Midnight Opal

Inside, the Nissan GT-R Midnight Opal Edition has a few tricks up its sleeve. Customers are held in place by a set of sculpted performance bucket seats and face a cockpit-style instrument panel and display. A tailored 11-speaker BOSE sound system housed in aluminum die-cast panels provides occupants with a wealth of sound when the VR38DETT is not under full throttle.

The new 2014 Nissan GT-R Midnight Opal special edition will be limited to just 100 units worldwide with 50 being sold in the United States. The supercar will be priced at $105,590 in the United States and be available at certified Nissan dealers, with deliveries starting in September, 2013.

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Source: Nissan

Do you think the Nissan GT-R Midnight Opal edition is worth its $105k price tag?

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