( Worldcarfans ) - Last Wednesday pre-ordering started in the US for the much anticipated new Nissan GT-R sports car at almost 700 Nissan dealers across the country. The base GT-R will sell for just under USD 70,000 excluding destination and handling costs while the GT-R Premium model costs just under USD 72,000. First deliveries are expected to be made by June 2008.
The 480 hp sports car is powered by a twin-turbo 3.8 liter V6 engine and is coupled to a 6-speed dual clutch automatic transmission. Nissan has a list of GT-R Certified Nissan dealers on their website, these dealership are the only ones selling and maintaining the GT-R. Each one has a master technician, while service managers and technicians have received special training.
"A supercar as special as the new Nissan GT-R - and its owners - requires a truly exceptional level of care and handling," said Al Castignetti, vice president and general manager, Nissan Division, Nissan North America, Inc. "These Certified GT-R dealers are making a substantial investment in their showrooms, service tools and technician training - helping ensure that the purchase and ownership of the new GT-R will be an exciting experience for our customers, every step of the way."