• Oct 1, 2009
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The GT-R is already one of the most devastatingly fast cars on the market, but the speed-hungry record-breakers at Nissan aren't about to rest on their finely calibrated laurels. According to a report from British car site PistonHeads, upon their visit to the Japanese automaker's testing facility at the Nürburgring, they learned that yet another batch of updates are planned for Godzilla in a bid to keep it even further ahead of the competition.

Among those updates reportedly revealed by GT-R project chief Kazutoshi Mizuno are an upgraded suspension, rear diffuser and air intakes. The suspension tweaks promise to be mild, with slightly stiffer dampers and springs at the front and stiffer counterparts at the rear. A pair of NACA ducts, like those on the hood, will reportedly be placed on the car's flanks, while the rear diffuser from the exclusive SpecV model is to be adopted to the standard version as well. Finally, NISMO will be offering a new data system with a PC interface.

A few more details on the rumored SpecM model also came out: while the luxurious GT-R won't be in Tokyo, according to Mizuno, when it does show up some time next year, it will feature extra equipment for a more exclusive feeling and not, as some suggested, dilute any of the supercar's capabilities.

[Source: PistonHeads]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      I've never gotten comfortable with the look of the GT-R, but I can't deny it's raw performance and superiority to most cars on the market. It has become a showcase of the best of Japanese technology. At some point, Japanese automakers will start producing beautiful sports cars. When that happens, more of us will be wandering into their showrooms.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Great comment, I do like the GT-R but I'm no fanboy. I think that there are cars that are beautiful (such as the RX-7 and the NSX) but yeah, lately the Japanese automakers haven't made nice cars.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I love this ride! I know some react negatively to its angular look but its truly a great sports machine where it counts.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The article states 2010 model year GTRs get this upgrade...but they are selling 2010 model year GTRs already..what gives?
      • 5 Years Ago
      So pretty much the Porsche "Rape A Customer" model and plan.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It's all fun and games until your transmission explodes.

        • 5 Years Ago
        The 2010 GT-R has the following scorecard against the ZR1 when tested independently (i.e. no factory drivers):

        Autobild, Contidrom: WIN
        Sport Auto, Hockenheim: LOSS
        Sport Auto, Nurburgring: TIE

        The ZR1 is a fast car to be sure, but it's not going to do any fly-by's.

        They are so close, nobody should care about the minute differences. Whatever is the best fit for the driver, that's the one to go with.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I thought LC-2 fixed all these issues with the tranny?
      • 5 Years Ago
      How the hell am I a 'fanboy'? Read my comment history and you will see I am no fanboy but I appreciate great cars. That fact you called me that shows you are exactly what I spoke of.

      Of course the Z is smaller, it's a 2-seat sports car with RWD. The GT-R is a 4-seat supercar with AWD. I can't believe you are saying they are similar in anyway outside of the fact they are both Nissans and have 4 wheels.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Nothing is sexier than the Ultimate Opal Black Nissan SpecV http://www.madwhips.com/nissan-gt-r-spec-v-ultimate-opal-black/
      • 5 Years Ago
      Cool, Nissan can't stop making it better, which makes me happy.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This is an amazing car in any trim, color, or model. When there is one on the street you notice it. If you hate this car then you are not an automotive enthusiast, you're a homer for another brand.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I have no idea of what you like because you dump on everything you post on.

        The PM is so far removed from the FM platform it's not even close. I don't think anyone confuses the current Mustang platform with a Thunderbird. Many cars do this yet they are hardly related in the sense you are speeking of. That's quite a stretch to say the GT-R and Z are related.

        Sorry but the GT-R looks good in any color they offer. Period. In case you don't know it comes in white, silver, red, grey and black. I don't see how any of those colors would look bad on the car. I'm not talking about some half-baked aftermaket pink, I deal with factory only. So maybe it would look bad in manure brown but it's not offered in manure brown so I'll clarify it my statement so your head doesn't spin.

        It looks good in every color offered by Nissan.

        I guess I can't like the GT-R because you don't? If I like I I'm a 'fanboy'? I like the Corvette, Porsche 911, Audi R8, just to name a few. I also happen to think those look good in any color as well. I am one diverse 'fanboy'.
        • 5 Years Ago
        And I'm a fanboy of what, exactly?

        The PM platform which the GTR uses is base off of the FM platform, which underpins the 370Z and G37 sedan/Coupe. So how the heck are they NOT related anyway?


        When a comment like "the car looks great in any color", it's hard to not construe such comment as coming from a fanboy.

        That's like saying a Ferrari 250 GTO looks great in manure brown. It doesn't.

        • 5 Years Ago
        It is not related to the 370Z. It's supposed to be bigger.
        • 5 Years Ago
        My posts are few and far between, and I DON'T actually bash down every car I post comments on.

        And I did not dictate what you have to like, how that became my implied point is beyond me but whatever.

        Whatever floats your boat, but when you say "If you hate this car then you are not an automotive enthusiast, you're a homer for another brand.", all of a sudden, anyone who doesn't like this car is a "homer"....Whatever that means.

        Not every auto enthusiast likes a 3800lb car that does everything for him/her.








        • 5 Years Ago
        As expected, words from a fanboy.

        Please I'll admit it's not bad looking in person, but damn it looks HUGE even in person, and especially when compared to the 370Z which it's somewhat related to, it's bloated.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I really do love the fact that they continue to fine tune & improve this car. Makes me kinda glad I didn't buy mine yet.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Franz, I'm such a dumb ass every time I look at your avatar I think I'm looking at a GTR. I already had you figured as owning one. Maybe we'll get ours together. I have an 07 Boxster S that I've used as my second track car. I have 2 years left on the payments and then I think I'm going to pull the trigger on a GTR. I'd love to move on a Maclaren MP4 12C but I'd have to sell the boat and dump the kids college fund and I would miss the boat too much.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I wish the one in my avatar was mine. :) I was planning on getting mine before the end of the year (as an early Christmas present to myself) but now that these upgrades are in the wind, I might be tempted to hold out a while longer. I already made room for it, getting rid of my Evo IX a little while ago, as well as a '68 Dodge Charger I was planning to drop an SRT8 Hemi into. I always mod my cars so the GT-R should keep me occupied for a while. After that, I've got my eyes on a clean '63 Impala that I'm making an offer on. That's gonna get the LS7 & 6 speed from a Z06... but that's a whole different story.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Man no wonder they need the Spec M...they're making the suspension on the regular one even harder?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Recommended by chiropractors everywhere. lol
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