Almost new Nissan GT-R originally owned by F1 ace Sebastian Vettel for sale in Germany

Almost new Nissan GT-R originally owned by F1 ace Sebastian Vettel for sale in Germany

This Nissan GT-R has been driven less than 150km since it was delivered to German Formula 1 driver Sebastian Vettel in 2012 during his third F1 title.

A low mileage nissan first owned by four-time Formula 1 World Champion Sebastian Vettel is for sale in Germany at a stunning price of €250,000 (AU$388,450). About twice what the car cost when new.

Listed on UK website piston headsThis 2012 Nissan GT-R ‘Black Edition’ was reportedly first owned by Sebastian Vettel, who won four consecutive Formula 1 titles between 2010 and 2013 with 34 wins in 77 races.

Vettel’s run of four straight championships came during his tenure with Red Bull Racing, then using Renault engines (a sister company of Nissan) and sponsored by Infiniti (Nissan’s luxury offshoot).

After 16 years in Formula 1, 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 listing, the 2012 Nissan GT-R was delivered to Vettel’s residence in Switzerland and subsequently kept in his private car collection, although it’s not clear when he sold the coupe.

The GT-R has been largely undriven since it was delivered to the Formula 1 star, and has only clocked up 90 miles (145 km) on its odometer since restart, with its overall condition reflecting extremely limited use.

Painted in Jet Black, the Nissan GT-R Black Edition stands out from the standard coupé variants with its 20-inch wheels – made by the famous Japanese company Rays – and a carbon fiber rear wing.

Inside, the GT-R Black Editions were outfitted with a pair of Recaro front seats upholstered in red and black leather.

Nissan chose not to make any mechanical changes when the GT-R Black Edition was launched, as its 3.8-liter, twin-turbocharged V6 engine produces 395 kW and 607 Nm.

All Nissan GT-R are four-wheel drive with six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, which allows the 1700 kg sports car to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in about three seconds.

The GT-R Black Edition cost over €120,000 (AU$186,400) new in Europe and $182,500 in Australia plus road costs.

In 2021, the Nissan GT-R was removed from Australian showrooms after violating the new Australian Design Rules (ADRs) for side impact accidents, which came into effect on 1 November 2021 for existing vehicles introduced before November 2017.

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Jordan Mulach was born in Canberra/Ngunnawal and currently resides in Brisbane/Turrbal. Jordan joined the Drive team in 2022 and has previously worked for Auto Action, MotorsportM8, The Supercars Collective and TouringCarTimes, WhichCar, Wheels, Motor and Street Machine. A self-proclaimed iRacing addict, Jordan finds himself either behind the wheel of his Octavia RS or berating his ZH Fairlane over the weekend.

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