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« on: January 07, 2009, 11:25:31 PM »

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TOKYO (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


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« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2009, 10:23:53 AM »

It looks like an awesome car. The new specV details are impressive, without being a GTR expert, I dont know how much more these extras add to the cost of the "basic" (loosely stated) GTR.

It appears from the stated list that it is not immediatly offered here in the states.

The color is very sharp in my opinion, but, only offering one color seems to be a bit narcissitic.
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« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2009, 10:43:25 AM »

I Love it!!!
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« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2009, 02:20:06 PM »

I like it too  Cool.
Is it 280 HP or more ?
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« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2009, 02:33:33 AM »

Biggest ripoff since Furby.


The car costs 170 grand. There is no bump in power, all you get is some wheels, a special paint option, rear seat delete, carbon fiber trim and pieces.


It not good.
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« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2009, 12:01:24 PM »

I posted this also over on IE.

Ok, so let me ask the obvious question. If they, and now the rest of the literate world knows the trans is sub-par, why doesnt nissan beef it up? You CAN make trans more heavy duty, its a matter of re-engineering it and if need be roll the extra few bucks into the purchase price. At the level of the price now, the prospective buyers are not going to quibble over a few more dollars.
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« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2009, 03:08:07 PM »

An aftermarket company has made beefed up trans parts for the car. You just have to buy them and then get them installed, which could be pricey... But if you've bought the car you should have the money to get it done.
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« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2010, 02:35:35 PM »

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I'm REALLY hoping there's a power bump. There's no way in hell it can keep up with the new direct-injected 500hp 911 Turbo. Hell, a power bump would also be good for the SpecV considering the 530hp Turbo S is faster.
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« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2010, 03:30:32 PM »

I have a question......

is there any way possible to make this car uglier?    how about if it was designed by a bunch of butch lesbians, with penis envy, who just wanted to humiliate guys who would be driving the car?


No. I don;t even think they could make it look worse
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« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2010, 03:36:40 PM »

Its looks have actually grown on me over time. Especially in black.
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« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2010, 04:19:49 PM »

yeah, but toe jam can grow on you too.....that does not mean it is desirable in any way
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« Reply #11 on: June 21, 2010, 04:33:56 PM »

I just now noticed that there are 2 different cars in the pics, lol. I first noticed the pipes were different, then the tags, then the wheels, then the spec v badge on the second one.  I guess I need to start paying more attention.
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« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2010, 09:00:13 AM »

It's soooooo goddamn huge! Seriously, Nissan.  Undecided

Best way to make a better GT-R-->drop the engine from the GT-R into a Z car. Skip the AWD horseshit.

At least the new Z is nice looking!




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« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2010, 12:42:27 PM »

Leaked photos and some info of 2012 GT-R


According to the leak, the car will be losing a WHOPPING 26lbs. over the 2009-2011 GT-R. Great news. Now it weighs just under 3,900lbs.

/sarcasm

Now for the really good news...

Speculation is saying the engine is getting a significant bump in power anywhere from 500-520hp.

Stay tuned for more details.
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« Reply #14 on: August 24, 2010, 06:08:32 PM »

i don't think those are the actual photos, i have heard that there are two air inlets to the side of the large mouth up front.
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