For many, Japanese models, especially those of the eighties and nineties, are among the most iconic (and idolized) in the motor world. For JDM car lovers, The Nissan GT-R was the ultimate supercar of the 1990s… and the version that grabs our attention today just might be the most expensive in the world.
We found it through Larry Chen, one of the best photographers in the business. During his visit to Top Rank Importer’s facilities, he meets some of the best Japanese vehicles imported to the United States and discovers true wonders… like this Nissan GT-R Nismo 400R. His last name tells us why this is one of the most expensive units in the world.
It was 1996 when Nissan joined hands with Nismo to bring to life the Nissan GT-R Nismo 400R: They took the RB26DETT as a basis and changed it to become the RB-X GT2, It had a displacement of 2.8 liters and reinforced components to be able to deliver 400 horsepower. They also improved the brakes, suspension… The result was a weaponized version of the Nissan Skyline R33 GT-R, compared in terms of performance to the Ferrari F40.
Nissan GT-R Nismo 400R Evaluation
Brian Janusch, head of Top Rank Imports, is tight-lipped when it comes to pricing for the Nissan GT-R Nismo 400R. He points out that his assessment is complicated because, according to the records, there are only forty units And they rarely go on sale. The one starred in the video is one of the four silver ones and has only 30,000 kms on its odometer. Top Rank Imports purchased this one from a Canadian collector and it appears to be the only one in the entire US.
Required to buy the Nissan GT-R Nismo R400 A huge amount In Top Rank Imports they talk about a unit that, before being auctioned off privately, was valued at $760,000. He also says he talked to an owner in Japan who thought he could sell it for $300,000, when in fact, it was worth four times that amount.
The Nissan GT-R Nismo 400R is not the only one to feature a top-ranked import. Larry Chen in another video shows UN Honda NSX-R: Upgraded version of the Honda NSX, set-up by Ayrton Senna. It is a very unique entity as its body is completely white.
no one notices A Mazda RX-7 traveled 92 kms Or the Porsche 911 993 Turbo, with Alpine Silver finish, which has barely 4,100 kms on its odometer. The collection of German models does not end there as there is also a RUF RT12 R inspired by the 997 generation 911. And don’t forget the Toyota Supra or Mitsubishi Evo collection.