Priced: 2012 Nissan GT-R Carries $90,950 MSRP, Quest Minivan at $28,550

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Nissan has announced pricing on the 2012 GT-R and the 2011 Quest at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show. The supercar and the minivan go on sale in early 2011.

The starting price for the 2012 GT-R is $90,950. That's thousands more than the 2011 car, but the 2012 model has been refreshed. Visual tweaks, new wheels, and new colors (yay!) are part of the 2012 GT-R's package...so is 530 horsepower. Torque is up from 434 pound-feet to 448 pound-feet.

Downforce has been increased by 10 percent, Nissan says, and the coefficient of drag is now 0.26 (down 0.01). The new 20-inch wheels are lighter and made from more rigid forged aluminum.

If you're already spending $90,000 on a GT-R, you might as well consider the new Black Edition GT-R, for $96,100. That premium will get you special six-spoke lightweight wheels, a dark headliner, red and black interior trim, and custom red-trimmed Recaro seats.

Spend all you want on a GT-R, but it still won't seat seven like the new 2011 Quest minivan. For family hauling duties, the Quest is back, priced at $28,550 for the S model. The S model has 16-inch steel wheels with wheel covers, Nissan's Intelligent Key with a push-button ignition, fold-flat second- and third-row seats, and a four-speaker sound system with a six-disc CD-player. The SV is $31,700, and receives upgrades like 16-inch alloy wheels, Bluetooth, a USB port with iPod connectivity, RearView Monitor, three-zone auto temperature control and, importantly, one-touch power-sliding doors.

Things start becoming luxurious at the SL level, which starts at $35,150 and offers leather seats and 18-inch alloy wheels. Homelink, a power liftgate, and a Quick Release fold-flat third row are also included. The standard Quick Comfort heated front seats put a new twist on heated seats. First, Nissan says, the system focuses on warming the body parts most sensitive to heat, like the thighs and hips. Once that's done, the seat will increase heating power on other pressure points.

Nissan's entry into the luxury minivan niche is the LE, priced at $42,150. The LE offers a navigation system and a Bose sound system with 12 speakers plus HID headlights, a DVD entertainment system, a power front passenger seat, manual blinds for the second and third rows, and an advanced climate control system that reduces allergens and unwanted odors.

Now that you know the prices for the 2012 GT-R and 2011 Nissan Quest, we'll ask the question that's probably on your mind: Two Nissan Quest LEs or one Nissan GT-R Premium?

All prices include destination charges.

Source: Nissan

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