Nissan releases the U.S. price tag for its amazing 2011 Nissan GT-R dream ride. Already available at selected Nissan dealerships, the unmistakable athlete is entering its third year of availability in the North American market.

For the new model year, the high-performance beast boasts really fresh list of new features and simplified model lineup. By removing the previous GT-R base model, Nissan offers the GT-R Premium as the only available 2011 model. Among the new technical highlights are slightly darker wheel center caps, double clear coat on the front and rear fascias and the addition of rear cooling ducts to improve cooling performance around the rear floor area.

The suspension has been retuned and the rear bushing strengthened to enhance ride comfort while still maintaining the GT-R's outstanding handling. In addition, auto on/off headlights and speed-sensitive windshield wipers are now standard, along with a USB iPod® interface, Streaming Audio via Bluetooth® and DVD playback. The navigation system now includes XM NavTraffic® and NavWeather™ capability.

The MSRP for the 2011 Nissan GT-R fitted with standard 485 horsepower 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 powerplant and 6-speed, dual-clutch transmission is $84,060.

As additional options on the new GT-R, Nissan is offering: Cold Weather Package - no charge; special Super Silver paint - $3,000; Ultra-High Performance Tire Package - no charge; and carpeted GT-R logo floor mats - $280.

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