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Nissan GT-R rear view

Nissan GT-R rear view

Los Angeles Convention Center

"Baby got back!" There sure is a lot going on and happening on the rear deck of this car. It reminds us a bit of the original Toyota Supra from mid-1986, when Supra became its own model and was not related to the Celica anymore, as it had been from its launch in 1979 as the "Celica Supra", when it was just another model in the Celica line-up. GT-R will certainly be the most expensive piece of hardware ever sold at Nissan stores, and now the battles between Nissan dealers will begin: How many GT-Rs will be made, and how many of them will be imported in the US? Nissan will purposely keep dealer prices high and production relatively low, not only to add to the car's built-in cachet and to keep it relatively rare on US highways, but also to try and make sure that the car's residual value stays high in the used-car market. LATE NEWS: Nissan announces 1,500 GT-Rs will be imported to the US each model year beginning late this calendar year, 2007.

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