The 2024 Nissan GT-R, which received its most comprehensive facelift to date since the 2017 update, has finally arrived in the Philippines. But perhaps the main reason why you probably clicked the link is to check out whether that significant price increase is worth it.
Yes, that’s not a typo. It’s indeed now a more expensive car compared to a host of equally-advanced high-performance European luxury sports sedans out there like the BMW M3 and M4 Competition. In fact, the Lexus LC 500 luxury grand tourer, which is available in coupe and convertible versions, is even more affordable now compared to the 2024 GT-R.
While pricing for the GT-R is now posted as “Available Upon Request” on the Nissan Philippines website, the 2018-2020 model that we reviewed before was being sold for P8.9 million. The P12,445,000 price tag was announced by the Nissan High Performance Center dealership located at Quezon Avenue, which is the only authorized dealer to sell the GT-R in the country.
For that amount of coin, the 2024 Nissan GT-R comes with a heavily updated front fascia that comes with pixelated hexagonal LED daytime running lights. The brand’s signature V-Motion grille has been ditched for a grille that supposedly pays homage to the R34 GT-R with its body-colored section in the middle of the grille. The rest of the body, however, remains largely unchanged.
The interior receives no aesthetic changes at all, except for a number of improvements with the choice of materials and upholstery for the interior. There’s still a set of analog gauges along with an older version of the Nissan Connect infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, and an 11-speaker Bose sound system with Active Noise Cancellation.
Under the hood of the 2024 Nissan GT-R is the same 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 that produces 570 hp and 637 Nm of torque. Even the 6-speed dual-clutch automatic and the ATTESA all-wheel drive (AWD) system remain unchanged for this model year.
As mentioned, the 2024 Nissan GT-R is only available in the Nissan High Performance Center located in Quezon Avenue, and it’s a dealership that’s owned and operated by the Autohub Group.