• Jul 29, 2010
Nissan GT-R SpecM – Click above to watch video after the jump

Just when we thought the softer-riding Nissan GT-R SpecM had disappeared for good, the car shows up at the Nurburgring for a little abuse. The crew from Auto Motor und Sport managed to lay their hands on a lengthy video of a few barely-cloaked examples of the car scooting around Green Hell, and everyone's best guess is that the vehicles are a peek at what we can expect out of the Nissan 2011 supercar lineup. As you likely recall, the SpecM is designed to be a more comfortable interpretation of the company's no-holds barred bruiser. The suspension is tuned more for the street than busting around your favorite road course, and the interior is supposedly swaddled in more high-grade materials.

Judging from what we see in the video, we're guessing that the new SpecM will wear aero additions borrowed from the mighty Spec-V, along with wheels swiped from the same car. Hit the jump to see the flick for yourself.

[Source: Auto Motor und Sport via Carscoop]



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      • 4 Years Ago
      Watching this car drive around the track... its kind of boring to be honest. It just too easy to drive...

      I like cars to have to fight to keep in balance.. just makes you that much better at driving.


      RWD FTW
      • 4 Years Ago
      Seems like they took care of those horrible SCARS on the front bumper to add a set of foglights?

      • 4 Years Ago
      Too me they went a little too soft (in the back atleast) as it seems to be under dampened and the ass end is bouncing around.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I prefer Nissan's philosophy of giving you the lesser-equipped (if that's even accurate, considering Satnav, etc all come standard) for the least amount of money and the more luxurious version for more money.

      Versus other high-end makers that charge an arm and a leg for stripping the car for you.

      Not that its a cheap car, just like the philosophy.




        • 4 Years Ago
        Isn't the Spec-V almost double the price?...
        • 4 Years Ago
        That's true, but as cool as this car is, I can't help but still want a Ford GT40.
        But at least this car is in active production.
        Either way I guess I can at least try both of them out on GranTurismo 5, finally.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I might be misinformed, but I believe the Spec-V variant (lesser equipped for weight savings) costs more than the regular GT-R.

        From what I know, Hyundai does that with the Genesis Coupe line-up. The lesser-equipped "R-Spec" models are indeed cheaper than their snazzied up counterparts.
        • 4 Years Ago
        A huge chunk of the Spec V's higher price is due to the carbon ceramic brakes though. Not to mention those ultra-pricey Recaro SP-X seats.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I miss the Lancer Evo RS. That car lived up to the more performance for less money philosophy to a T.
        • 4 Years Ago
        The Nissan would win for several reasons. Being already super-car fast, the GTR-Spec V has traction control which maximizes the torque going to the wheels. While iconic and indisputably cool, muscle cars cannot compete with newer cars coming out...

        LUX E-Cigarette
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yes and no on your comment.
        The Spec-V has more carbon fiber bits and panels than the normal GTR and hence reason why it costs more even though it gives you less if you will. Also the rims are different and cost more than the normal ones, also the added aero bits which are also carbon fiber I'm sure. Nissan's extra cost's to me are justified.

        But for the other companies I totally agree with you. A stripped down interiorless, save for front seats and something that resembles a dash shouldn't be more than a full interior car. But as long as people still fork over cash they'll keep on doing it this way. Only thing is if they change more than than just stripping the interior. Body bits of metal replaced with carbon fiber, increased hp output from the motor, bigger brakes, lighter rims ect.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I have it on good authority that the Spec M is supposed to be the luxury model. Apparently it'll feature special badging, special interior stitching, and the owner's name (or whatever he chooses to write) on the kick plates.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Is there really that much demand for this car where they had to make another variation? I love the GT-R but there must be a market for these...
        • 4 Years Ago
        Erm, GT-Rs have always had a lot of versions. the R32 had two V-specs editions, plus a Nismo. The R34 had Nur, Vspec, Mspec, etc etc. It's nothing new.
      • 4 Years Ago
      which car is faster Nissan GTR or Toyota SUPRA ??
        • 4 Years Ago
        GT-R is MUCH faster.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @miketim1

        Which GTR engine?

        The RB26DETT is amazing. I think Toyota created the 2jz just cause RB26 is that amazing.

        If you're comparing the new engine, well the new HR38DETT (i think) is relatively new so only time well tell and it's an all aluminum block so it wouldn't handle high power as well as the RB or 2jz.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Stock the GTR is faster... duh


        But tuned... GTR motor cant hold a candle to the 2jz.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Stock to stock, yes the GTR is faster, now buy a supra for 30K~ put another 50K in mods, even tho you need like half of that to make a supra insanely fast, and you have jet.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm not exactly fan of this car but what I like about it is that it is helluva challenge for other automakers.
      Now I only wait till someone responds to that challenge properly. I mean with similar price/performance ratio obviously...
      • 4 Years Ago
      okay let me get this straight.

      -The specV is the hi-po version of an already hi-po car (scary)
      -The SpecM is the slightly faster more luxury version of the base GTR coming in below the price of a SpecV?
      - and the SpecZ is the Z-tuned car

      any other letters you want to use.. how about the SpecWTF... you could just through in every mod possible destroy ferraris and call it a day.

      Nissan may not win any points for naming the special additions but neither does porsche so i guess we'll call it even?
      • 4 Years Ago
      sorry but again Idont care about an M version...Im still waiting Spect V II couse I want less weight and more power

      ...or MINES GTR R·% FULLY TUNED like the all mighty Mines R34
      • 4 Years Ago
      I wonder what the laws are in Germany regarding tourists who overstay their welcome? I wanna move to the Nurburgring, & when I'm not driving on it, I'm taking up residence right behind the guardrail at the Carousel, & watch the cars get pitched in at speed all day... I guess I'll have to look up the German laws regarding squatters as well...

      ps. That Aston Martin @ 2:20 sounds like rough make-up sex.
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