This Nissan GT-R has driven less than 150km since it was delivered to German Formula 1 driver Sebastian Vettel during his run for a third F1 title in 2012.
low mileage nissan gtr first owned by four times Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel has gone on sale in Germany, with a jaw-dropping price tag of €250,000 (A$388,450). Almost double what the car cost when it was new.
UK website listingthis 2012 The ‘Black Edition’ GT-R was reportedly owned by Sebastian Vettel, who won four Formula One titles in a row between 2010 and 2013 with 34 victories from 77 races.
Vettel’s four-consecutive championship run came during his tenure at Red Bull Racing, which at the time used Renault engines (a sister company to Nissan) and was sponsored by Infiniti (Nissan’s luxury arm).
After racing in Formula One for 16 years, Vettel retired at the end of the 2022 season, citing a desire to spend more time with his family and growing concerns about the sport’s contribution to climate change.
According to the list, the Nissanit was delivered to Vettel’s residence in Switzerland in 2012 and was subsequently kept in his private car collection, although it is unclear when he sold the coupe.
The GT-R has been largely undriven since it was delivered to the Formula One star, logging just 90 miles (145 km) on its odometer since new, and its general condition reflects extremely limited use.
Painted in Jet Black, the Nissan GT-R Black Edition stands apart from standard coupe variants with its 20-inch wheels, made by famed Japanese firm Rays, and a carbon fiber rear spoiler.
Inside, the GT-R Black Editions were equipped with a pair of Recaro front seats, which are trimmed in red and black leather.
Nissan opted not to make any mechanical changes to the GT-R Black Edition when it launched, with its 3.8-litre twin-turbo V6 engine producing 395kW and 607Nm.
All Nissan GT-Rs have all-wheel drive with six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmissions, allowing the 1,700kg sports car to accelerate from 0-100km/h in around three seconds.
When new, the GT-R Black Edition was priced at over €120,000 ($AU186,400) in Europe and $182,500 plus on-road costs in Australia.
The Nissan GT-R has been withdrawn from Australian showrooms after breaching the new Australian Design Rules (ADR) for side-impact crashes, which came into effect on November 1, 2021 for existing vehicles introduced before November 2017.