It sounds a bit pompous, what with a name like that, but there’s nothing wrong with being self-involved, especially if it’s exclusivity you’re looking for.
Aside from the usual fare editions that have come about with Nissan’s facelifted GT-R, there’s the Egoist version, which the company says is an exclusive luxury edition ‘created by Takumi, or “master with greatest skills.”‘
The Egoist allows each customer to tailor his ride according to indvidual taste. It starts with a combination of interior colours to choose from – there are 20 selections in all, with four upper area interior colors and 10 lower area interior colors. Once you’ve selected the colour scheme that you want, the parts of the interior are shipped off to leather specialists Seton Company in Germany, where master craftsmen sew and stick carefully selected leather by hand.
The seats in the Egoist feature an exclusive quilted design with single and double stitching combined in a reticular pattern. Enhanced body grip performance, smoothness and fit are all provided for in the design.
Next, there’s a Bose precision sound system that’s tuned to you, quite litreally – the sound quality is adjusted exclusively for each owner, depending on individual driving position. The model also gets specially developed carbon composite-based woofers, which offer high rigidity and damping.
The car also features a Wajima lacquer (Maki-e) steering wheel GT-R emblem, created by Sakae Kubota, an accredited traditional Japanese lacquer craftsman. The emblem’s deep coloring and glaze will deepen and richen as time goes by, which shouldn’t be a bad thing if you view it every day.
Of course, the flashy bits don’t get left out in all this exclusivity, with some common-to-SpecV parts strapped on for the ride. The Egoist adopts the dry carbon rear spoiler from there, as well as the latter’s Rays forged alloy wheels, though here it’s finished in a new five-layer Blue Sword Chrome shade. A titanium exhaust system completes the list.
Gallery after the jump.
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