|Brakes (Front)||Carbon-ceramic ventilated discs (390 mm)|
|Brakes (Rear)||Carbon-ceramic ventilated discs (380 mm)|
|Wheels||Rays lightweight forged alloy wheels|
|Front Suspension||Independent double wishbone|
|Rear Suspension||Independent multi-link|
|Layout||Front Engine, AWD|
|Transmission||GR6 dual-clutch transmission|
|Final Drive Ratio||3.700:1|
|Type:||VR38DETT V6 DOHC Twin-turbo|
|Bore X Stroke||95.5mm x 88.4mm|
|Engine & Transmission|
|Displacement cu in (cc):||3799cc|
|Power bhp (kW) at RPM:||480 bhp @ 6400 rpm|
|Torque lb-ft (Nm) at RPM:||428 lb-ft. @ 3200 rpm|
|Tires F-R||Bridgestone Potenza RE070R Runflat Tires|
|Body Type||2 Door, 2 Seat GT Coupe|
|Curb Weight||3704 lbs.|
|Ground Clearance||110 mm|
The Nissan GT-R Spec V is the first factory special edition to come from Nissan Japan. While the GT-R Spec V does not add a whole lot performance-wise to standard GT-R cars, its powerful styling enhancements, weight savings and trick high gear boost controller should ensure every unit will be snapped up by the Nissan devout in Japan.
Nissan GT-R Spec V Performance
Introduced at the Tokyo Auto Salon, the 2010 GT-R Spec V carries the same engine as other GT-R cars, though a boost controller is added which provides additional torque in high gear to pass that imported Corvette ZR1 on the highway, or the Nurburgring. Operated via a button on the dash, the extra boost engages for 80 seconds, then disengages on its own, presumably to save load on the engine.
Other Spec V performance extras include a high-flow titanium exhaust, adjustable more-aggressive Bilstein shocks and carbon-ceramic composite Brembo brakes front and rear. Did Nissan opt out of universally raising boost or engine tuning to aid maximum power output in order to make way for an even-more-aggressive GT-R variant? We hope so.
Nissan GT-R Interior and Exterior
A quick glance over the 2010 GT-R Spec V interior reveals the most obvious change here: no rear seat. Left behind are some rather strange looking luggage compartments, though the base GT-R's rear seat is not so useful anyway, and weight savings will be appreciated.
Outside the Spec V gets carbon fiber and titanium everything: a new rear spoiler that is sure to please Spec V clientele, a tricky carbon front grill and brake ducts, skirts and some beautiful Rays wheels also available from the NISMO performance shop for other GT-R models.
The price for all this Spec-V jazz? An astounding 15,750,000 yen, which works out to a hair over US $170,000 or almost $100,000 more than the current GT-R at current exchange rates. Don't expect the 2010 Nissan GT-R Spec V in the states, or anywhere else outside Japan, at least not yet. Stay tuned for more details as they arise!
NISSAN ANNOUNCES NEW GT-R SPECV MODEL
Official Nissan Motor Co. Press Release
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.
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 fibre rear spoiler, a carbon fibre grille, and carbon fibre brake ducts. The SpecV is available exclusively in Ultimate Black Opal (RP) body colour. Inside, the SpecV’s unique two-seat interior (non-SpecV GT-R models also include a two-place rear seat) offers special Recaro carbon fibre bucket seats, while carbon fibre insets embellish the rear centre 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 aluminium 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 tyres, 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.
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