• Sep 7, 2010
2010 Nissan GT-R – Click above for high-res image gallery

Don't call it the Spec M. According to Autocar, the suits at Nissan have decided to sail a new luxury version of the mighty GT-R under the Egoist banner. The car will supposedly wear a completely new front fascia, and will debut alongside the facelifted version of the GT-R later this year. Other changes include a pair of special Recaro thrones, massive front brakes and unique 10-spoke wheels. All of that kit will set you back a lofty $166,740 at current conversion rates, but so far, it's unclear whether the Egoist will make its way to the States or whether it will be a JDM-only (and possibly Euro-only) piece.

Autocar is also serving up a few details on the plain Jane 2011 GT-R. If the report has hit its mark, we can look forward to a significant weight reduction along with a few mechanical tweaks that should up the horsepower. A new oil cooler, exhaust system and slightly larger turbos should help the car churn out a grand total of 506 horsepower and 448 pound-feet of torque. Those numbers are awfully specific without any official word from Nissan, but right now, this estimate is as good as anyone's.



Photos by Drew Phillips / Copyright ©2009 AOL
[Source: Autocar]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      As if the average GT-R owner's ego wasn't big enough...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wait, seriously? That's the name?
      • 4 Years Ago
      significant weight reduction - is that like 300 lbs (that would be awesome) which really would be significant

      or like 30lbs which is only significant in 'PR speak'
      • 4 Years Ago
      2011 GT-R + Egotist = job security :)
      • 4 Years Ago
      Change the official name of the car to Godzilla while you at it. GT-R is just so.....boring. Everybody refers to it by its nickname anyway. Sick of the alphanumeric mumbo jumbo.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Are you a bot SimpleCar? Every single one of your posts is the same rehash over and over.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Is it "egoist" or "egotist"? Either way, what does that mean?
        • 4 Years Ago
        "Someone who wants to date a girl with the same name as themselves so they can scream their own name during sex" Urban Dictionary
      • 4 Years Ago
      I just want one the screams "God-ZIRRRRAH!" when you start the key, and makes the Godzilla sound when you hit the horn.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Egotist or EgoIST?
      I just listened to Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead. At the beginning they mention an interview with her where she apologized for misusing the word EGOTIST, and said it should have been eogIST.
      You can google it for yourself to learn.
      Done with Atlas Shrugged, and into Confessions of an economic hitman today and will be done today. wooohooo.
      • 4 Years Ago
      A luxury GT-R? If it comes here will it be an Inifiniti?
        • 4 Years Ago
        I am dreaming for the day when the Infiniti Essence becomes a production car.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I am actually surprised that they would keep this version Nissan instead of an Infiniti "God" version. Or lowercase "god"
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