Close to-new Nissan GT-R first owned by F1 ace Sebastian Vettel on the market in Germany

This Nissan GT-R has been pushed lower than 150km because it was delivered to German Components One driver Sebastian Vettel throughout his run to a 3rd F1 title in 2012.

A low-mileage Nissan GT-R first owned by four-time Components One champion Sebastian Vettel has come up on the market in Germany – with an eye-watering worth of €250,000 ($AU388,450). About double what the automotive value when new.

Listed on UK web site Pistonheads, this 2012 Nissan GT-R ‘Black Version’ was reportedly first owned by Sebastian Vettel, who gained 4 Components One titles in a row between 2010 and 2013 with 34 wins from 77 races.

Vettel’s run of 4 straight championships got here throughout his tenure with Pink Bull Racing, which used Renault engines on the time (a sibling firm of Nissan) and was sponsored by Infiniti (Nissan’s luxurious off-shoot).

After competing in Components One for 16 years, Vettel retired on the conclusion of the 2022 season, citing the need to spend extra time together with his household and rising considerations in regards to the sport’s contribution to local weather change.

In keeping with the itemizing, the Nissan GT-R was delivered to Vettel’s residence in Switzerland in 2012 and subsequently saved in his personal automotive assortment, though it isn’t clear when he offered the coupe.

The GT-R has been largely undriven because it was delivered to the Components One star, recording simply 90 miles (145km) on its odometer since new, with its general situation reflecting the extraordinarily restricted use.

Painted in Jet Black, the Nissan GT-R Black Version is ready aside from the usual variants of the coupe with its 20-inch wheels – made by famed Japanese agency Rays – and a carbon fibre rear wing.

Inside, the GT-R Black Editions had been fitted with a pair of Recaro entrance seats, that are trimmed in pink and black leather-based.

Nissan opted to not make any mechanical adjustments to the GT-R Black Version when it was launched, with its twin-turbocharged 3.8-litre V6 engine producing 395kW and 607Nm.

All Nissan GT-Rs are all-wheel-drive with six-speed dual-clutch automated transmissions, permitting the 1700kg sports activities automotive to speed up from 0-100km/h in about three seconds.

When new, the GT-R Black Version was priced from greater than €120,000 ($AU186,400) in Europe and $182,500 plus on-road prices in Australia.

In 2021, the Nissan GT-R was faraway from Australian showrooms after falling foul of latest Australian Design Guidelines (ADRs) for side-impact crashes, which got here into impact on 1 November 2021 for present autos launched previous to November 2017.

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