GT-R Spec V unveilled

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http://www.autoblog.com/2009/01/07/nissan-gt-r-specv-unveiled/

After nearly a year of speculation and spy shots, it's official: the Nissan GT-R SpecV has arrived. The limited edition GT-R is a subtle evolution of the super coupe that's set the world on fire after its introduction last year, and Nissan claims that it offers race car-levels of performance in a street-legal vehicle.

The body mods consist of a carbon fiber rear spoiler, grille and brake ducts, along with an exclusive Ultimate Black Opal paint job. On the inside, a set of carbon fiber Recaro buckets are fitted up front, while the rear seats have been nixed to save a few pounds. Carbon fiber also adorns the center storage box, instrument panel and replaces the majority of the interior trim.

The only substantive engine modification is a new high gear boost controller that increases the amount of compressed oxygen entering the twin-turbo'd 3.8-liter V6 to deliver more torque in mid- to high-range revs. A titanium-coated exhaust and a reworked suspension is fitted underneath, and carbon ceramic brakes hide behind 20-inch NISMO wheels that conspire to reduce unsprung mass and improve braking performance.

Sales begin in Japan at seven pre-selected dealers, with pricing set at 15,750,000 yen. There's no word on whether the GT-R SpecV will make the trek across the Pacific, but we're not holding our breath just yet.
 

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meh. coming from me, i'm unimpressed....aside from the new color
 
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basically its a chipped GT-R with suspension and carbon fiber work done?

for how much more $$$?

any idea?
 

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minimal power mods, minimal anything. worthless
 
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but does it only cost an extra ten bucks?

you know? like what im saying is is it worth it...
 

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no, its not. it costs a ton more
 

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15,750,000.00 JPY

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169,788.97 USD
 

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i dont think its coming to the US tho
 
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i doubt it. no one would pay for it.

BTW i wonder if anyone else is gunna post in this thread?
 

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the nissan haters will flood in force...but i wont defend the vspec....its not worth the cash over the standard gtr
 

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404 NO 1/4 MILE TIMES FOUND
 

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and? the power hasnt been bumped enough to make a difference
 

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it only has a bit more boost....that one with only exhaust and a tune ran 10.80's sooo........low 11's/high 10's?
 

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which momentarily increases boost of the engine's twin turbochargers for greater torque in the intermediate-to-high speed ranges
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What a joke. Little bit of weight lost (read:comfort loss), almost no power, and a specific color for twice the price....WOW....

Those wheels are HIDEOUS too! They remimd of this incredibly cheap enkei I'm going to have to hunt down now and post a pic of!
 

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