Nissan GT-R VVIP Edition 2012 model on sale in GCC
Nissan Middle East is now offering a VVIP version of its latest GT-R model. The 2012 Nissan GT-R is one of the fastest sports cars in the world, but it never had the material finish of its overpriced competitors from Germany and Italy. Pay for the VVIP edition though, and that becomes a non-issue.
Recently debuting in Dubai, the 2012 Nissan GT-R VVIP comes with the same mechanicals as the regular GT-R. But the VVIP can be identified externally by its carbon-fibre rear spoiler as well as 24 karat gold-plated side trim, grille and VVIP badge. For 2012, a new design of forged alloy wheels are standard while a special set of unique 20-inch alloy wheels are also optional only on GCC-spec VVIP models. The wheels give the appearance of being finished in black from a distance but as light is reflected at some angles, a golden refraction is given off. Available options include carbon-ceramic brakes and a titanium muffler.
The VVIP can also be had in 12 interior colour combinations. The leather-trimmed components are specially created in Germany by master craftsmen according to Japanese principles. We went over the car and can verify that every inch of the VVIP Edition’s interior is covered in premium leather, including the centre pillars, footwells, glove-box cover and rear passenger compartment, all of which were hard-plastic in the regular GT-R. The Bose Precision Sound System is also exclusively tuned according to the driving position of each driver. The VVIP pretty much matches up with a Bentley Continental GT in terms of customisation and premium materials.
Orders for the ‘VVIP’ Nissan GT-R can now be made through Nissan dealers in Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Lebanon and other Middle East countries. In Dubai, pricing for the VVIP Edition starts at Dhs 827,000, compared to the regular GT-R Black Edition’s price tag of Dhs 435,000. A fully-optioned VVIP edition rings in at Dhs 977,000.
Photos by Faisal Khatib and Salma Sultana.