Nissan GT-R V-Spec

2009-nissan-gtr-v-spec There’s a lot of letters in that name, and that’s normally something that gets under my skin.  In the case of the Nissan GT-R V-Spec though, I’ll let it slide.  It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of the 2009 GT-R.  The performance for the money is just insane.  The folks at Nissan weren’t satisfied with that, though.  That’s why you’re looking at the V-Spec version.  V for, Victory, apparently.

According to Autoblog, the GT-R V-Spec was seen lapping the Nurburgring in an unprecedented 7:25.  The vanilla GT-R managed an already impressive 7:38.  For comparison, the Porche Carerra GT managed 7:28 – 3 seconds more than the GT-R V-Spec.  Damn.

As for hardware, here’s what we’re thinking:

  • 330 lb weight reduction ( serious diet thanks to carbon fiber )
  • Improved power output – estimates in the 550 HP range
  • New front splitter
  • New rear spoiler

An extra 70 ponies and a 300+ lb diet?  I hate to resort to more letters but ZOMG!  No ETA on when we’ll see the V-Spec, or how much it will cost.  But I think six figures is a safe bet.  World-class performance that makes the Germans shake in their boots is another safe bet.  We’ll be waiting Nissan.

Published on April 9, 2008 in Nissan

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