Nissan today announced an interim price adjustment on the 2009 GT-R due to increased raw materials costs, with base prices now starting at $76,840 and prices for the premium model starting at $79,090, up from $69,850 and $71,900 respectively. The new prices are exclusive of a $1,000 destination and handling charge, and don’t apply to customer orders already in dealer hands prior to September 5.

All 2009 Nissan GT-Rs are equipped with a standard 3.8L twin turbo V6 producing a claimed 480hp (358kW) and 434lb-ft (588Nm) of torque, backed by a paddle-shifted, dual clutch rear transmission and ATTESA E-TS all-wheel drive system.

To date, approximately 70% of the first year allocation of GT-Rs for the U.S. – roughly 1,700 cars - have been sold as part of a pre-sale program that has been underway since February 2008. The first car was delivered to a customer in California on the 7th of July.

Nissan GT-R official details