• Mar 30th 2009 at 10:55AM
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Click above for a high-res gallery of the Nissan GT-R SpecV

When the Nissan GT-R SpecV was unveiled, we called it "Nissan's most super of supercars." We were, uh, mistaken. Inside Line spent a few fast days in Japan trying out the SpecV under the eye of the car's chief engineer, Kazutoshi Mizuno. At the end of it, he casually told them that "The SpecV, in contrast to what you might be thinking, is not the high-performance version of the GT-R."

So no matter what 'Ring time the GT-R SpecV posts next month, there's still another, quicker one coming. The question is, how is it coming? A stripped-out, lightweight trackie? More base horsepower and torque, instead of a time-limited torque booster? Rockets and lasers? We have our own ideas of what could trump the SpecV, but we look forward to finding out what The Creator himself has in mind. Hat tip to Jim.

[Source: Inside Line]

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      • 6 Years Ago
      I can see a combination of SpecV weight purging and more power, but really? for my money, I'd rather have a regular GT-R with the SpecV exclusive paint. 3.5 sec to 60 is good enought for me!
        • 6 Years Ago
        They will prolly shove another 2 turbos in there and be done with it.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Japanese internet media bought Nissan GT-R Spec-V for "LONG TERM TEST" .
      Also they wrote down it in ENGLISH!

      and they have a movie

      • 6 Years Ago
      I'll bet 100%, that it's gonna be the Nismo Nissan GT-R Z-Tune...
        • 6 Years Ago
        If it's actually the Z-Tune, it'll need to make around 700 hp and run a 10-second quarter mile like the old one. And have a handbuilt Super GT-derived engine and a chassis that's been reworked from the ground up for a massive increase in stiffness. And have factory triple-adjustable coilovers. And be built in incredibly limited numbers.

        As much as I like the new GT-R, the R34 Z-Tune was on a totally different planet. I doubt Nissan will actually build something that ballistic in these economic times.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Well please show me some proof then where it runs a 10 seconds quarter mile.

        And let's say it is so fast in a straight line, it sure must be slow through the corners, seeing as it's just a tad faster than a Gallardo Superleggera on Tsukuba on R-tyres. And the Gallardo is just a high 11 sec car.
        • 6 Years Ago
        The current GT-R is just as fast as the old R4 Z-Tune on R-rated tyres around Tsukuba and no way in hell does the Z-Tune do the 1/4 mile in 10 seconds. Not with 500hp.
        • 6 Years Ago

        maybe not! but it's nice to dream!

        maybe they want to go after the ACR Viper, for the best time :)

        while not financially viable, some would say, it sure as hell would be wicked!
        • 6 Years Ago
        Well guess what huub, it does. Isn't that totally neat?

        Seriously though it was the worlds fastest semi-production cars at one point.

        You'd be amazed at what gearing can do to a car.
      • 6 Years Ago
      ZR1: "Hrm. Uh oh."
      • 6 Years Ago
      I think instead of going bigger, badder, more expensive. Why don't they do something cool for us average joe's, like 400 HP, lightweight, 5000 units per yr, possibly AWD or to cut down on weight RWD, make it tunable, and price it around $50,000 in between the 370Z and GT-R?? Even as a Corvette fan myself, I would absolutely cross shop a base Corvette and that.
      • 6 Years Ago
      whatever the spec it is PLEASE include a MANUAL transmission :-D
      • 6 Years Ago
      is it gonna beat Caparo T1 in corners and bugatti in straight line?

      and can it fly? ))
      • 6 Years Ago
      This could be a hint at an "N1" racing version, similar to the R34 Skyline GT-R N1, which was a homologation special sold without ABS, air conditioning, audio equipment, rear wiper, or carpet in the trunk.

      It's too early in the product cycle for Nissan to go all-out on a Z-Tune version.
      • 6 Years Ago
      They're getting as bad as GM with the everything is always "coming soon, really, we aren't just dicking you around."
      • 6 Years Ago
      wooooo rockets and lasers!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Of course there is a faster one in the works. How else will they explain still being in 3rd around the Ring. You can only stall for so long before people figure out that the current GT-R is as fast of a car as you have in your plans.
      • 6 Years Ago
      My guess is its too early to bring out a Z-tune edition, so I would think a new LM edition (since there are LeMans entry rumors) or a Spec-V II like they have done in the past.
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