2010 Nissan GT-R Spec-V Specifications Leaked

Joshua Duval
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According to GTRBlog, the new Spec-V variant of the Nissan GT-R will not increase engine output, instead remaining at the 478 horsepower standard on the Series II GT-R. An Overboost button will replace the transmission mode selection button, indicating the Spec-V will be stuck in the "Race" setting. The base price of 15,750,000 yen (approx. $167,849) can be increased to 16,978,000 yen (approx. $180,705) with all options equipped.

According to the leaked specifications, Nissan has attempted to address the GT-R's biggest weakness with the Spec-V model: its weight. The rear seats in the Spec-V are replaced by a carbon fiber shelf, while the grille and rear wing are also replaced with carbon fiber alternatives.

20-inch forged aluminum wheels and an upgraded Bilstein Damptronic suspension package are standard, while Dunlop tires a no-cost option. Other options include a Thatcham alarm system and a Bose audio system upgrade. Ultimate Black Pearl paint is a new 577,500 yen ($6,148) option.

If these specifications are correct, Nissan has decided to forego power modifications altogether-a proposition which goes against other rumors we've heard about a Spec-V tuned to the sound of at least 520 horsepower. Given this list of specifications and pricing, we're not sure the Spec-V offers the same value as the base GT-R (read our review of the 2009 Nissan GT-R), which can be had for 7,770,000 yen (approx. $82,698). We'll have to wait until Nissan releases the official specifications for the 2010 Nissan GT-R Spec-V to find out for sure.

It is unknown whether the Spec-V will be made available stateside, but according to GTRBlog, the 2010 Nissan GT-R Spec-V will be available in Japan on January 8th, 2009.

Source: GTRBlog

The skyline used to use V-Spec to represent the higher performance model name (Victory Spec), while the Sentra used Spec-V. Is the author confused, or did Nissan adopt the Sentra's model name and ditch the 'traditional' one for Godzilla :confused: ?
A 170 grand Nissan....Who in the right mind is going to say "I would rather have a Nissan than an Aston Martin"?
Is this for real?!?!Wow now thats a ripoff.
The aftermarket will build a lighter, stronger, faster car.Just check out these 24 GT-R's from SEMA this year. Wait for some more time...[url=http://2009gtr.blogspot.com/2008/11/gt-rs-at-2008-sema-show.html]24 GT-R's at the 2008 SEMA Show[/url]

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