After months of teasing Nissan finally revealed Godzilla the second, GT-R SpecV to the Japanese market. As we had said before, they’ve just added some carbon fiber here and there, and gave it two new seats and asking more than 70 grand more than the standard car! It will be on sale for $161,300 comparing to $92,500 of the normal one. Performance is almost the same as they didn’t touch the engine, just added a boost system which increase the turbo pressure in mid- range rpm, well done Nissan!
Even the looks are not noticeably different. There are two new holes in front bumper along with new spoiler, all carbon fiber, grille is also carbon fiber, and of course rear wing made of … carbon fiber, rear seats are gone but it’s got new Recaro seats made of … carbon fiber! Even the SpecV batch is carbon fiber! And it has new high performance wheels which are not carbon fiber actually but are horribly ugly! Braking package and suspension are also upgraded for no reason imaginable, because there is no change in performance, so… may be original GT-R brakes are not good enough, just like its launch control… and gearbox!
GT-R is a fantastic car, a brilliant engineering job, but in many ways I still prefer the old Skyline. With the new one Nissan just destroyed what GT-R stands for, it was tuners baby. It was not as sophisticated as the new one, but was such a bad ass that with some regular modification could easily go up to a thousand horsepower. With the new GT-R though, it is just about science and math! and no matter how good that works, it is not cool at all.
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Nissan Announces New GT-R SpecV ModelTOKYO (Jan. 8, 2009) — Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today announced a new limited-production Nissan GT-R SpecV model, which goes on sale at seven specially selected Nissan dealers throughout Japan on February 2, 2009. The GT-R SpecV is targeted specifically at enthusiast drivers who desire race car-level performance in a street-legal vehicle.
NISSAN GT-R SpecV
NISSAN GT-R SpecV
Developed around the multi-dimensional Nissan GT-R sports car, which was introduced just more than one year ago to universal global acclaim, the new SpecV model builds on the original’s “ultimate supercar that anyone can enjoy driving anywhere, at anytime” philosophy – taking it to an entirely new level of “oneness between man and machine.” The SpecV model includes unique body, interior and performance equipment and modifications, raising the GT-R’s unmatched performance to even higher levels.
The GT-R SpecV’s new exterior features include a carbon fiber rear spoiler, a carbon fiber grille, and carbon fiber brake ducts. The SpecV is available exclusively in Ultimate Black Opal (RP) body color. Inside, the SpecV’s unique two-seat interior (non-SpecV GT-R models also include a two-place rear seat) offers special Recaro carbon fiber bucket seats, while carbon fiber insets embellish the rear center storage box, instrument panel and other trim areas.
Performance is enhanced with a new high gear boost control device, which momentarily increases boost of the engine’s twin turbochargers for greater torque in the intermediate-to-high speed ranges to provide a more powerful feeling of acceleration, while also allowing the engine to operate at a lower speed for improved fuel economy. Other modifications include a titanium-coated exhaust system and carbon-ceramic brakes that provide powerful stopping performance.
The GT-R SpecV is also equipped with lightweight, racing-style forged aluminum wheels that were developed for this model and have been sold by Nissan Motorsports International (NISMO) since September 2008. The lighter unsprung weight provided by the new wheels, together with the enhanced braking capability, an exclusive suspension and high-grip tires, combine to deliver the SpecV’s exceptional performance.
The SpecV will be sold at the following seven dealer outlets, each of which is staffed by mechanics with special GT-R SpecV training and who are knowledgeable of racing circuit driving.
Dealer outlets selling the SpecV
Ibaraki Nissan Sales Co., Ltd. Mito Sennami Outlet
Nissan Prince Tokyo Sales Co., Ltd. Kamedo Outlet
Nissan Prince Nagoya Sales Co., Ltd. Fukiage Outlet
Nissan Prince Osaka Sales Co., Ltd. Horie Kawaguchi Outlet
Nissan Prince Hyogo Sales Co., Ltd. Nada Outlet
Nissan Prince Kagawa Sales Co., Ltd. Takamatsu Outlet
Yamaguchi Nissan Sales Co., Ltd. Ogori Interchange Outlet
Suggested nationwide retail price (including consumption tax) 15,750,000 yen