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Nissan GT-R Spec V Released

In Nissan on January 8, 2009 at 9:56 am

Nissan today released the long awaited Spec V version of its Porsche beating GT-R super car.

Designed to be a more extreme and performance focused version of an already phenomenally fast car the new Spec V goes on sale at only seven specially selected dealers across Japan for an almost breathtaking 15,750,000 Yen.

Naturally in order to justify such a large premium over the existing standard model, Nissan have been busy making the Spec V a little special.

Just so that everybody knows that yours is a Spec V the specification includes a carbon fibre rear spoiler,  a carbon fibre grille and carbon fibre brake ducts.  The carbon fibre theme continues inside where the material embellishes various trim areas (basically there is a lot of carbon fibre).  Unlike the standard model, Nissan’s Spec V only comes available with two seats and features very expensive carbon fibre Recaro buckets. 

Most wonderfully of all is that the Spec V is finished in its very own unique black opal body colour (no other colour is available).

Although Nissan don’t seem to have increased the power output of the engine they do claim to have enhanced performance with a new high gear boost control device, which momentarily increases boost to the twin turbochargers for greater torque and better acceleration.

The Spec V is also adorned with an exotic titanium coated exhaust system and carbon ceramic brakes showing through some new lightweight wheels shod in sticky rubber and all looked after by an exclusive suspension set up. 

Of course all the attention that has been lavished on the car has resulted in a lighter vehicle than the standard GT-R.

Although this car was already highly developed by the time the global recession struck it is still a wonder that such a fabulously excessive automobile has made it to production.  If Nissan were Honda it would have been axed already but thankfully that is not the case and the Spec V has seen the light of day.

Deciding whether the car is really worth 7 million Yen more than the standard GT-R will be down to those who can afford to think about it but it does seem to be priced more to maintain exclusivity than for the level of equipment.

This is a rather historical moment in Japanese automotive history as the Nissan GT-R Spec V represents the most expensive and fastest new car ever to go into production in Japan.

 

Nissan GT-R Spec V

Nissan GT-R Spec V

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