• Jan 29, 2008
We've reported previously on both a club racer and a V-Spec version of the Nissan GT-R, and it's now apparent that they are both very different beasts. The V-Spec variant will be in the same mold as the previous versions offered, with Japan's Best Car citing a 220-pound diet, 30 more horsepower with upgraded binders and suspension components.

The racing version, previously shown in spy shots, is equipped with a full roll cage, a significantly revised suspension and a nice set of Volk TE37s that are also featured in last week's Best Car article. When we'll be seeing either version is an open question, but we've got video of the production-based racer making the rounds and Best Car's spec scan after the jump.

[Source: 2009gtr.com]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      I LOVE that sound.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Its 40 horsepower more, and that v-spec looks great.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Finally the lizard can sing

      And I agree that nissan should offer a manu-trans becuase I don't give a damn how fast the flappy paddle gearbox is. I mean all these cool numbers and drving aids are a bit nerdy.
      • 6 Years Ago
      • 6 Years Ago
      I guess I am in the minority here when I say that so far I much prefer the sound of a highly tuned RB26DETT over the VR38DETT. I'll reserve my final judgment until after hearing some exhausts made by tuners. For comparison, compare the embedded video to the Mines R34:

      http://youtube.com/watch?v=42KwIMakoaE
      • 6 Years Ago
      This is definately a vehicle that I'd like to se sold here on our shores. With it's excellent combination of performace and stunning design, no doubt the V-Spec would topple the Corvette ZR1 off it's short-lived throne.

      Nissan just has to hand the keys over to a U.S. driver.
        • 6 Years Ago
        No crap, really? A full race prep car will beat a street car?

        Notify the press.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Y’know, because the ZR1 is just a piece of crap fad car. It’s not a great performer or anything. No. Not at all.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Uh... anyone notice they misspelled GODZILLA.... The GT-R has always been known as GODZILLA KING OF THE IMPORT CARS! Not Gozilla. Go-zilla sounds like a bad american monster movie... oh wait thats called Cloverfield.
      • 6 Years Ago
      A 200lb diet and 40 hp yields a power to weight ratio of 6.9lb/h-better than the 911 Turbo's 7.2. Considering early dyno reports state that power is understated by as much as 15%, the gtr may actually be pushing closer to 6 (480*1.15 + 40 = 590 => 6.1 or 520*1.15 = 598 => 6.0).

      I would give a kidney to have a V-Spec... or a standard model for that matter.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The exhaust note sounds great. More like a free flowing race exhuast system. The only way you wouldn't like how it sounds would be if you don't favor the sound of flat out racing systems. I guess the sound is not for everyone, but I surely like it if not love it.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I will dump my girlfriend for this car.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Nissan needs to bring this car to the US with a MANUAL TRANSMISSION. I don't care if this car has 800 horsepower, and runs the ring in 6 minutes flat. As long as it only comes with an automatic transmission, I still won't buy it.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The car may be nice, but the driving in that video is terrible. At no point did the driven line make ANY sense whatsoever.
        • 6 Years Ago
        haha i was thinking the same. It seems like it's a late-apex corner to sacrifice for the 2nd one, but he goes wayy too early. What track is this? It seems insanely wide.
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