• Dec 1, 2008
Click above for a high-res gallery of the 2010 Nissan GT-R Spec-V

Over the weekend, Nissan and Datsun devotees descended on the Fuji Speedway to enjoy the festivities at the 12th NISMO Festival in Japan. In the lead-up to the event, speculation swirled that the 2010 Nissan GT-R Spec-V would be revealed to the world, but instead, the Spec-V's modification list was leaked to GTR-World. The supposed specs leave us cold. Hit the jump to find out why.



According to GTR-World and the GTRBlog, engine output will swell to 485 PS (just over 478 hp) 520 hp. The transmission mode select button has been removed, supposedly meaning that "Race" is the only setting available. However, an "overboost" button is included in the package that increases mid-range boost pressure for overtaking maneuvers.

Carbon ceramic brakes will be hidden behind Rays 20-inch aluminum wheels wrapped in no-cost Dunlop tires, and the suspension is comprised of a retuned Bilstein Damptronic setup that is supposedly superior to the NISMO ClubSport package already offered.

The omnipresent weight issue has been (somewhat) addressed with the replacement of the back seats with a carbon fiber shelf, along with carbon fiber front thrones, front grille, rear wing and brake ducts on the front lip spoiler. More of the exotic weave can be found surrounding the IP and mirror switches, chrome replaces anything painted silver and black will be the only available interior color. A Thatchan alarm system, Electronic Toll Card system (ETC) and a Bose stereo are all optional, and a new color – Ultimate Black Pearl, a deep purple/black hue – is available for an additional 577,500 yen. All the other colors currently available to GT-R buyers will also be offered and pricing is supposedly set at 15,750,000 yen (base) and 16,978,000 yen with all the extras.

While anything offered from the factory has the weight of the Nissan/NISMO engineering team behind it, we're surprised by the limited diet and complete lack of power mods. Until we get official word from Nissan (Tokyo Auto Salon?), we're skeptical that this is the final spec sheet. Hopefully, we'll know soon enough. But in the meantime, color us less than impressed.

[Sources: GTR-World, GTRBlog]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      The Viper ACR is still king and actually drives like a car, not a video game :)
        • 6 Years Ago
        @ Serge,

        Stop pretending to know anything.
        • 6 Years Ago
        YES!! SRT power is for sure the way to go!
        • 6 Years Ago
        Actually, I agree with Serge that both of these cars (ACR and VSpec) have very limited appeal on the street. With (presumably on the V) harsh riding suspension and minimum sound deadening, you wouldn't want to take either on a long journey, clear contrast with the ZR1 and normal GTR.
        • 6 Years Ago
        1. Try buying a Viper ACR.
        2. Try driving one on the street.
        3. Try getting it serviced as Chrysler implodes.
        4. Try your fanboyishness elsewhere.
        • 6 Years Ago
        @416Hammy

        1. try buying a Spc-V

        2. try driving it with permenant "race" mode

        3. try paying $20,000 for broken trans and another $20,000 for a blown "overboosted" engine after every track day

        4. the Spec-V is just as much a very limited, harsh riding, designed for track use car as the ACR. Except the ACR will last you a bit longer and if going by the current GT-R will be way more fun to drive.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Also says a full brake job will cost $30k and that there's no audio or air-conditioning... it's a pretty bare-bones track car from the looks of things.
        • 6 Years Ago
        The Japanese article says the basic idea is no audio or air-conditioning, but later on says there's no information on the air conditioning, but that a Bose stereo will be optional.
        • 6 Years Ago
        The pricing is pretty rediculous, but where do you get that it won't have a stereo or HVAC?

        It says specifically that it comes with a Bose system.
      • 6 Years Ago
      honestly I think this car will be way more impressive than you all think, im sure nissan has something under its sleeve. Rest assured its more than likely that there will be a v-spec II.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Hey its only $165,000 or $178,000. Its still not known if the car will be sold in other markets. There is a good chance if it is, it will be on a very limited basis. At those prices, more than likely it will. You can put a lot into a $77,000 GT-R and still get some change. You just need to look at the 24 GT-R's at the SEMA Show this year, to know that it is being worked on in the aftermarket. http://2009gtr.blogspot.com/2008/11/gt-rs-at-2008-sema-show.html

      An HKS GT570 kit, and a Cobb Accessport, and you have a car that is much faster in a straight line. http://2009gtr.blogspot.com/2008/10/hks-usa-releases-gt570-package-pricing.html

      Couple of bolt on parts, coil over kit, and some tires, and an aftermarket car will cover the SpecV.

        • 6 Years Ago
        Agreed.

        But this is true of any "special" car from any manufacturer, strip some weight, add some performance goodies and bam! the price goes up $20 grand or $50 grand or whatever, because it's from factory. There are many examples of such vehicles, ACR, AMG, NISMO, etc., etc.

        It's always the way, aftermarket is less expensive, but in most cases not covered by the manufacturer's warranty.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Can someone, for the love of God, get the name right?

      It's V-Spec.

      The Spec-V is a Sentra, and only called that because the top dogs in Japan didn't want it named after their beloved Skyline GT-R.
      Jon Russell
      • 6 Years Ago
      I still don't see why people like this car...

      It's a bastardization of what the original car was and its fan base has just grown from it.
        • 6 Years Ago
        @Jon Russell
        Nissan's aiming for a different market than the original Skyline GT-R, and by the looks of it, aren't having any problem selling these things.

        For what it's worth, a friend who imports old GT-Rs into Canada (you can bring in cars over 15 years old here) says the new one feels "slow" in stock form, but then, his own R32 is putting something like 500hp to the wheels and is a lot lighter. :)
        • 6 Years Ago
        @Jon Russell
        I'm fairly certain that most people that like the GT-R like several other types.

        Anyone who hates a car tends to come up with stupid reasons to continue hating it. Thats not picking on anyone in particular. I hate hybrids, and thats admittedly for stupid reasons.
      • 6 Years Ago
      520hp? Uhhh that's what the GTR makes now. Are they lying again?
      • 6 Years Ago
      I give that trans 1 day of track abuse before she gives out. Hopefully the Zr1 and Viper have made foreign sports car manus question the playstation trans in their cars.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Who knows hp might be underrated?
      • 6 Years Ago

      So the ZR1 is safe for now?
      • 6 Years Ago
      to add speed subtract weight. it's on any winners mind. i do think tho that the list of "upgrades" doesn't justifies the price, i just hope that the times will.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Wow, thats my birthday. =D
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