The supercar is valued at $109,990 by Nissan ($125,000 in CAD), but it might fetch more at the ongoing auction.
The third-generation Nissan GT-R (R32) was nicknamed “Godzilla” back in the late 1980's and now it’s being joined by the R35-based “Predzilla” as a nod to the NHL's 2017 Western Conference Champion Nashville Predators. Based on the GT-R Premium, the one-off car is appropriately dressed in the NHL team’s official colours and graphics, with predominately yellow paint and black body graphics representing the team’s logo.
Nissan wants $109,990 USD for a GT-R Premium before adding any options ($125,000 in Canada), but hopefully this particular car will fetch more than that at the auction considering it’s all for a good cause. The proceeds from the sale will be donated to the Predators Foundation and the money will be put to good use to help the Nashville community. At the moment of writing, the bid stands at $61,750 USD after 18 registered bids on www.Nissan.gesture.com. Alternatively, those interested in buying the special car can send the text “Nissan” to 52182.
Nashville Predators fans will be happy to hear the winner will not only receive the keys to a shiny new GT-R, but also two 2017-18 season tickets and a parking pass for the Sixth Avenue Garage.
The auction kicked off on Monday and will come to an end in October.
The Premium trim serves as the base GT-R model and comes with a titanium exhaust system together with the familiar all-wheel drive system and a dual-clutch six-speed gearbox. At its heart is a biturbo 3.8-litre V6 engine with 565 horsepower and 467 pound-feet of torque. Not too bad for an “entry-level” version, right? The most expensive of the bunch is the $199,100 Nismo model with an uprated 600-hp engine, aerodynamic body kit, Recaro seats, and other upgrades.
As a final note, it’s not the first time when Nissan auctions off a unique GT-R as back in 2012 the “Bolt Gold” raised $193,191 USD for the Usain Bolt Foundation.