Thanks. It didn't feel right.
The R32 and R33s around here seem to be driven by your typical car enthusiast, not rich collector types. So I assumed it wouldn't be worth anything close to 400k.
The in-game pricing on the Nismo might be a little extreme for the time being but it wouldn't surprise me if it continues to climb in the real world. I think the Nismo edition kinda slipped under peoples radar. I consider myself relatively savy but even when I was shopping for mine, I'd see the Nismo edition and didn't entirely understand what made it special.
The fact that they only made 500 should mean it's very valuable. It seems they made over 1,200 V-Spec IIs so yea.. The collector
-collector people are sleeping on this one. I think I've seen V-Spec IIs in the $100K+ range depending on condition. Standard R32 GTRs in good condition were going for around 60-80k depending on condition.
Very cool that they added it though. Unfortunately, the ATTESA ETS system, or at least the gauge, still doesn't behave anything like real life though. In-game, it functions like a boost gauge. And I imagine the car is programmed to behave like any other AWD car.
Hopefully this isn't the last Group A homologation special they add. I know a lot of us are waiting for the Cosworth 190E.
: I'll say that I believe Sean Morris, formerly of Motorex in the US, owns the GTRUSA-Blog.com website, considered by many to be the leading guy on all things JDM GTR in the US (and now runs Toprank Importers), actually brought over Nismo edition #500 to the US way back in the day.. like late 90s early 2000s maybe? (you could legally circumvent the 25 year rule via Show & Display law because they only made 500 Nismo editions) and attempted to campaign it in a racing series here. He's written a bit about it on his blog I believe.