• Aug 5, 2008
Click above for a high-res gallery of the 2009 Nissan GT-R.

The word from Japan's BestCar magazine is that Nissan has delayed the launch of the GT-R V-Spec in Japan from this fall to sometime later this year or early 2009. The reason for the delay hasn't been divulged, but as a stop-gap measure, Nissan will be releasing an Evolution or S-Tune version fitted with several of the parts developed by NISMO and fitted on the race-spec version of the GT-R that campaigned in Tokachi 24-hour enduro.

The launch of the Evolution/S-Tune model will coincide with the release of NISMO's line of performance parts, due out later this month, and will include suspension upgrades, new aero parts, wheels and tires, along with a revised ECU and a new exhaust system. Look for an official announcement from Nissan on August 20th.



[Source: BestCar via LeBlogAuto]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      I can see it already, Huge cow catcher front bumper and 2 foot tall wing in the back.




      I kid, I kid.
        • 6 Years Ago
        you've gotta be kindding.. the wing has to be at least 3 feet tall if not 4 ;)
      • 6 Years Ago
      7:26.3 must be harder to achieve than they thought.

      I kid...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Whatever the base model GT-R is fine w/ me. :)
      s13hybrid
      • 6 Years Ago
      So it has always been V-spec. Are they changing that around now, or is Autoblog just always getting the name wrong?
        • 6 Years Ago
        @s13hybrid
        Obviously there is little different between the B15 Sentra Spec-V (aka wreck-v) and a GT-R V-Spec. To the untrained eye they're nearly identical in every way!
        • 6 Years Ago
        @s13hybrid
        They haven't changed the name, it's still V-spec, just like all of the previous Skyline GT-Rs, it's just Autoblog being lazy as usual, not reading our comments, and continuing to post the wrong name.
      • 6 Years Ago
      So the ZR1 gets to prance around like a 'Ring' fairy for a little bit longer than expected. No problem, the V-Spec is worth waiting for...

      Not that I will be buying one but I am a fan...

      ~ Slim ~
      • 6 Years Ago
      Poor fan boys
        • 6 Years Ago
        I'll take that...

        ~ Slim ~
      • 6 Years Ago
      Seems reasonable. It's not like they need the V-Spec edition to move units anyway. Save the special editions for later, like BMW delays the M 1-2 years and the CSL until the vehicle is almost about to be redone again.
        • 6 Years Ago
        True dat.

        I thought they were jumping the gun with the V-spec a little.
      • 6 Years Ago
      So the car has been on the streets in the US for a few weeks and they're already coming out with a special edition? Then after that...a 'more' special edition comes out.

      Wow....

      GT-R = Ford Mustang LOL ;-)
        • 6 Years Ago
        Haha it will be a new special edition every 3 days on Autoblog!
        • 6 Years Ago
        instantrimshot.com (SFW)
        • 6 Years Ago
        Next there will be a Saleen GT500 Gurney KR special edition GT-R.........or something.
      • 6 Years Ago
      People lament the fact an F-150 can tow 11,300 pounds but what good is a car that lap the Nurbergring in 7 minutes? How many times are you going to come across a place to use obscene amounts of power that the GT-R can produce?

      I find this stupider than the fact a truck can tow 11,000+ lbs.
        • 6 Years Ago
        err....at track days. I dunno, call me stupid...
        • 6 Years Ago
        How many people attend track days? The follow up to that is of those that do attend how many can drive the car to its potential?

        People that buy these super cars RARELY take them to the track. They go to the country club which makes them as "poseur" as a fullsize truck with an empty bed. A Cardinal sin on this website.
        • 6 Years Ago
        cause when you pull up next to mr myspace in his quad supercharged tri turbo nitro powered Vette you just have to be able to put him in his place. ;)
      • 6 Years Ago
      The Evolution *is* the reason for the delay of the V-Spec.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Completely kidding, just thought I'd stir the pot a little.
        • 6 Years Ago
        ^^ oh, brother...
        • 6 Years Ago
        I think the 7:26 gold standard is the reason for the V-Spec delay.

        Back to the drawing board boys...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Since I seem to be unable to post a response to a response, I wanted to comment on my previous post on the first page regarding comparing current supercars to a 25 year old Porsche 962. I think it is a valid comparison if you look at history. In the mid to late 80's the supercars were a quantum leap over what had been. I am talking Porsche 959, Ruf CTR (217 mph and looked stock), and the Ferrari F40, even Callaway Vettes. These cars could outrun a 20 to 25 year old racecar. I am pointing out with all the technology and horsepower the current supercars have, they do not represent the leap the mid 80's supercars did...that is where the 962 Ring time comparison fits in. Here is another example...current factory stock superbikes could hand a GP pure race bike from 20 to 25 years ago it's head on a platter. I think that about supports my argument.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Hopefully the upcoming Nismo parts will patch up the ugly that is the GT-R's front end.
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