Nissan Stagea 260RS Autech: A GT-R Wagon Sidekick Available in the U.S.

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【Summary】The Nissan Stagea 260RS Autech, a rare and powerful wagon, is being auctioned in the US. This model shares the same drivetrain as the GT-R, including a RB26DETT engine, manual transmission, and all-wheel drive. It features Brembo calipers, a unique body kit, a strut tower brace, special 17-inch wheels, and a rear wing. Only 1,734 were made, and the auction price is currently at $22,472.

FutureCar Staff    Nov 18, 2023 10:18 PM PT
Nissan Stagea 260RS Autech: A GT-R Wagon Sidekick Available in the U.S.

Fast wagons are a unique breed of vehicles that offer a combination of practicality and performance. One such example is the Nissan Stagea 260RS Autech, which is now up for auction in California with a US title.

What makes this auction particularly interesting is the fact that the Stagea was never officially sold in the United States. However, due to its age of over 25 years, it is now eligible to be in the country. Instead of going through the hassle of finding and importing one yourself, someone has already done the work for you, allowing you to benefit from their efforts. The only adjustment you'll need to make is getting used to the steering wheel being on the opposite side, but that's a small price to pay.

The Stagea model is essentially a wagon version of the Nissan Skyline, which was sold until 2007. While the Skyline is often associated with the high-performance GT-R variant, there were also less powerful models available, including sedans and wagons like the Stagea. However, the 260RS Autech stands out from the rest due to its direct connection to the GT-R.

What sets the 260RS Autech apart is that it shares the same drivetrain as the GT-R. This includes the RB26DETT engine, a manual transmission, and all-wheel drive. The engine is officially rated at 276 horsepower, but it is believed to produce even more power. This particular version of the Stagea is the only one equipped with this powerful combination, and it also comes with other special features.

Notable upgrades include larger brakes with Brembo calipers, a unique body kit exclusive to this version, and an intact strut tower brace that improves chassis rigidity. The car also retains its special 17-inch Stagea wheels and a prominent rear wing. These features contribute to its rarity and desirability.

Only 1,734 units of the Stagea 260RS Autech were produced, and now one of them can be yours. The car is currently up for auction on Cars & Bids, with the bidding already reaching $22,472 at the time of writing. It is expected that the final sale price will exceed this amount.

Photos: CarsAndBids

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