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Those who patiently wait out the first year of Nissan GT-R production to avoid the hassle of dealer markups or some of the bugs that come with a new car, you may make off with a better performing model. Nissan plans on bringing a V-Spec, meaning victory specification, version of the GT-R to market after the first year of sales. While V-Spec versions of previous GT-R generations did not receive power upgrades, that won't be true for the R35. Base output will be bumped from 480hp to 550hp through an increase in boost pressure. On top of that 150 kg (331 lbs) will be shed from the frame. Also, as typical with Nissan's race inspired trim levels, the V-Spec will include a more aggressive aero package. The goal for the car is to achieve a lap time at the Nurburgring of less than 7 minutes and 25 seconds -- 18 seconds ahead of the standard GT-R. It may take more than increased power, reduced weight and increased down force to achieve the feat. Therefore, it would not be out of the question for a V-Spec model to feature revised differential controls, wider wheels and tires and even a brake upgrade.

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      • 7 Years Ago
      Whats a Spec-Nur ?

      The R34 Nurs were the last 1000 R34's made. Vspec II Nur , and Mspec Nur. 750 and 250 cars respectively.

      The Nurs had N1 engines/turbos , unique colors.

      When I was at Motorex, we imported one Vspec II Nur for a customer. I also met Mr. Tamura who was the product planner of the R34 GT-R, and the Nur. I still have a Nur brochure that he gave me when he was in the US in 2002. Mr. T is a big fan of the Nurburgring.

      • 7 Years Ago
      ZR1 killer ftw!
        • 7 Years Ago
        Yes. If they can achieve all that they claim this thing will demolish anything.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'd rather drive a Mazdaspeed Miata then your zr1's and GTR v-specs. So many of you people manage to make yourself look like complete tools. Half of you I want to talk with the other half deserve to be ran over by your all mighty undefeatable m3's, vettes, gtr's, and 911's.
        • 7 Years Ago
        What about a Monster Miata with an LS7 in it? :D
      • 7 Years Ago
      I remember reading a while ago that the premium for the V-spec would be ~$30k. For 90% of the people looking at the GTR, the 'regular' one will be just fine and better suited to daily driving (assuming some of the weight savings is reduction of sound insulation, etc.)
      • 7 Years Ago
      Man, can there be just one thread where people don't send it into a ridiculous crapping match between Corvette and GT-R? We don't even know how the ZR1 performs on the ring yet, it's a bit too soon to say which car is better.

      18 secs trimmed from the regular GT-R's time is no small feat, though.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Won't you feel like a tool if you've already paid more for a base GT-R than a V-Spec.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Glad to see Nissan go toe to toe with the Corvette! Could Chevy-Nissan be the big rivalry of the 21st century?
      • 7 Years Ago
      doesn't apply to US GT-R's

      too bad for Japan
      • 7 Years Ago
      2009 ZR1 specs:
      Power: 620+ HP 595+ TQ
      Weight: 3350 lbs
      6 speed manual
      Cost: 100k

      2010 GT-R V specs: All Rumors at this point
      Power: 550 HP
      Weight: 3836 - 331 lbs = 3505 lbs
      Automatic tranny
      Cost: 100k

      Posters on you marks........

      Get set......

      BENCH RACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
        • 7 Years Ago
        Find me a source quoting a GTR doing 8 ms gear shifts and I will BUY you a GTR.

        FYI an F1 car required 40ms, a 599 Fiorano needs 120ms, and even the production record, F430 Scuderia, needs 60ms.
          • 7 Years Ago
          DUAL CLUTCH!!! Do you even understand what that means? Go look it up... the internet's a big place. you'll even find illustrations as to how it works.
        • 7 Years Ago
        There's a lot more to good performance than just hard numbers. A car can have a ton of power + torque and light weight, but it still has to put it all to the ground... especailly coming out of corners and during standing starts. A delicate right foot is a must AWD has generally been better at putting power down.
        The GT-R does NOT have an automatic. It has a dual clutch sequential manual, with an auto mode. Dual clutch trannys shift quicker than anybody can crash gears... 8 milliseconds in the GT-R.
        Which is faster? I don't have a clue, since the ZR1 hasn't even been tested yet. Do I care? Nope. They are both amazing machines.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Ooo....I should have said automated manual....my bad.

      Guess what fanboy......I actually own a Corvette. When you buy your
      GTR let me know. Once you break it in we'll go race on the track
      instead of this lame bench racing that will continue until June when
      the GTR is available.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Care to mention how fast a Z06 would go on "cheater slicks" pulling 2.0g in the dry? Fast enough to make you fanboys cry?

      Or, for that matter, put GY Eagle F1s on your precious GTR and see it it'll touch the Vette. Stock Z06s have trapped 127 in the 1/4, your GTR is not even out and you fanboys are already peeing your panties dreaming about how it'll "dust the Z06".

      Get an unbiased, non-Best Motoring (just a bunch of Japanese national spirits crap) review and see how GTR stacks up to the rest of the sportscars.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I'm not going to rave about how amazing the gt-r is, I just respect it for it's amazing performance numbers. The Z06 is quick, but according to the straight facts, it's not as quick as the gt-r.
        According to Inside Line, who tested the U.S. spec a month or two ago:
        "We know you want the numbers and we're not going to waste your time. Neither is Nissan. Its 2009 GT-R hits 60 mph in 3.3 seconds, quicker than the last Dodge Viper, Corvette Z06 and Porsche 911 Turbo we tested. Keep your foot pinned, and after another tap on the upshift paddle it will clear the quarter-mile in 11.6 seconds."

        Yeah, blame the tires. Stick that in your pipe and smoke it.
        here's the link to their full performace test:


        P.S. 2.0 g's on the skid pad is almost formula one status. No road car is capable of doing that, pal.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I don't understand why anybody would be idiotic enough to want a GT-R instead of a corvette
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