Well, the eagerly awaited Nissan GT-R SpecV has finally been revealed by Nissan, but details are sparse about how much more powerful it is.
All that Nissan reveals at this point of time is that a “high gear boost control device” increases torque over mid to high rev ranges, but doesn’t go on into detail if this just means the torque curve is much more flatter with peak torque sustaining over more revs, or whether peak torque actually goes up.
The bulk of the changes are in the equipment. The suspension has been upgraded and its settings are exclusive to the Spec V. The Spec V gets lightweight forged aluminium NISMO wheels that have already been sold by NISMO since September 2008, but on the Spec V it’s standard equipment. These wheels have lighter unsprung weight. The brakes have carbon ceramic discs by Brembo. Finally, a titanium-coated exhaust system graces the rear end of the car.
The exterior gets carbon fiber bits such as a spoiler, a grille, and brake ducts. A special colour is available exclusively on the GT-R called Ultimate Black Opal. On the interior, the seats have a carbon fiber frame, and the carbon fiber treatment continues in the rear center box storage, instrument panel and various other trim areas.
The new Nissan GT-R Spec V will go on sale in Japan on the 2nd of February 2009, and later in Europe later in the year. There are no plans for it to be sold in North America yet at the moment. Look after the jump for a hi-res photo gallery and a video clip.
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