• Nov 11th 2008 at 12:58PM
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Reports about the release and pricing of the Nissan GT-R Spec-V have been circulating for months and Nissan HQ has supposedly confirmed the rumors and targeted an on-sale date in Japan in late January or early February.

The GT-R Spec-V is expected to be packing another 100 hp through the use of a new exhaust, more boost and a retuned ECU. Carbon fiber will replace some of the body panels to reduce weight, while new wheels, upgraded brakes and suspension tweaks will round out the mods.

Rumors suggest that Nissan could release the Spec-V at the 12th annual NISMO Festival at Fuji Speedway in Japan later this month. Pricing could be up to 15,000,000 yen – 2,000,000 more than earlier predictions – or around $154,000, more than double the cost of a standard GT-R. If the Spec-V goes on sale in the U.S., expect pricing to be considerably lower.

[Source: GTRblog.com]

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      • 6 Years Ago
      I hope they don't void their warranty.

      Sorry, someone had to.
        • 6 Years Ago
        They could do what BMW did and put a limit on launch controls. Imagine the ad:

        0-60 in 3.2 secs, for 40 times. 4.5 secs there-on after.

        Honestly though, for this much $$$, the VSpec better beat every car out there, or it won't follow up with their ideaology.

        And simply putting DOT R-comps with a treadwear of 15 doesn't count...
        • 6 Years Ago
        Only if you drive it the way you'd drive any other real sportscar, corvette, et-al.
        • 6 Years Ago
        How did that BMW launch limit work out anyway?

        The problem is you can't tell how many are left. So when selling the car used, you don't know how many times the original owner used it unless you use another up, and then you still don't know how many are left now.

        Seemed like a nightmare for the used market.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks awesome, now that V-Spec is going to come out soon, i guess V-spec II will follow suit.
        • 6 Years Ago

        Maybe in a few years.
        • 6 Years Ago
        They release a V Spec II when they think they can substantially increase perfromance compared to the former one and there is a good demand for a new variant.
        Expect the V Spec to be the final word performance-wise from Nissan's supercar. Unless ofcourse, NISMO plan a Z-Tune later on...
        Anyway, there's plenty of time for that.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I can't wait to see what this car can do!
      • 6 Years Ago
      I hear this one is going after UK's Thrust SSC and is supposed to have a top speed like that of the SR-71
      • 6 Years Ago
      Sounds like a great car, but shouldn't cost so much more for these parts. Let's face it - the car is not exclusive, and boosting it and putting body panels that the Z06 already has will not make it exclusive.
      If it costs twice as much, I would simply boost a base GT-R and learn how to drive it, rather than pay 120k+. This car would depreciate very rapidly at anything over 6 digits.
      • 6 Years Ago
      What are the chances this thing gets released in the U.S.?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Vspec, not SpecV. SpecV is a Sentra, which Skyline guys were responsible for naming (they did not want their sacred label applied to something as pathetic as a Sentra).

      So why the delay?

      Oh, yeah, because the the Vspec will come up far, far short of the ZR1 and ACR. They took a page from Scion and the TC supercharger - "hey if we wait long enough, people will forget about it instead of being disappointed with our meager results!"
        • 6 Years Ago
        It's ok Nissan will claim that Vspec run 6:25 seconds with 25 hp add on and 1 pound weight reduction and everyone yet again will say Nissan is the greatest and Vspecs will be sold like hot cakes.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Agreed. It is V-Spec until I see a press release from Nissan saying otherwise.
        • 6 Years Ago
        See, I think you're wrong. I get the feeling that this will beat the ZR1 and the ACR. But then again, it has to. Because if it doesn't beat them, who would buy one?
        Why spend 20, 30 or maybe even 40 grand more for a car that doesn't perform as well? Sure, that works for status cars...but lets be honest, no one is buying a GTR for status (at least not in America).
        So it comes down to this: Why would Nissan create a car they knew they couldn't sell?
        In this market, I think they're probably smart enough to know that they can't afford to skimp on performance.
      • 6 Years Ago

      WHAT ZR-1!!!! HAHAHA

      Japan is back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
        • 6 Years Ago
        I'd like to take this opportunity to point out, that on the GT-R threads, the flamers are ranked low.

        A few of you will know why I brought that up.

        Sorry for the interuption, resume play.
        • 6 Years Ago

        If people are going to complain about Spec-V versues V-spec, well, the current car's name doesn't have a dash. (The last ZR-1, did, however.)
      • 6 Years Ago
      • 6 Years Ago
      V-spec. Get it right. The dinky Sentra had a Spec-V. Skyline GT-Rs have always been V-spec.

      If you keep suffering dyslexia, I suggest you start calling the BMW M3 a BMW 3M instead, for consistency's sake.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Sure Nissan picks the name, but the Skyline GT-R variants were always called V-Spec. Matter of fact, I read in one of these mags (MT or C&D I think) that it was the GT-R boffins back in Japan who objected to the USDM Sentra being called a V-Spec, so that's why Spec V was used instead. V-Spec Skylines have almost a cult like following in Japan, UK, NZ & AU. I doubt Nissan would change the name now.
        • 6 Years Ago
        "almost" a cult-like following?

        I think you can safely remove the almost from that. The car is pretty much worshipped.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Uh, V-spec was never picked by internets numb-brain, it was picked by Nissan. The internets keep calling it Spec-V.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Until Nissan issues a press release with the name in it, you don't know what Nissan is calling it. You only know what the internets are calling it.
      • 6 Years Ago
      (Putting flame suit on....)

      I wonder if a built GM 6 speed auto can be retrofitted to this thing. You can build a garage full of these for the price of one Nissan tranny. Sure, it wont be quite up to par for the car performance-wise (maybe), but at least you can beat the hell out of it.

      Who needs launch control when you have trans brakes?

      OK, flame away.......
      • 6 Years Ago
      Funny you say that. I've read of a guy who bought a new Z06 instead of a ZR1 and supercharged it. Makes more power than the ZR1 and cost him about $40k less.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Funny, I read of a guy who spent an asspocket full of money on a $4000 Civic and it now has 800hp. It woudl spank both the ZR1 and GT-R at the drag strip, but you know what, who cares, its just a Civic. Teh point is comparing aftermarket to stock is pointless and silly and a stock ZR1 is worth more to many more people then a modded Z06 with no warranty. Wanting either is fine, but saying one is better is not.
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