2012 Nissan GT-R Egoist – Click above for high-res image gallery

Staying on top demands constant improvement, and Nissan has certainly proven itself up to the task with the current R35-generation GT-R. Since its domestic introduction in 2007 and global roll-out in 2009, Nissan has launched successive improvements on its flagship sportscar, and now word is coming of another upgrade on the way.

According to the folks at 7Tune, output from the 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 is set to increase from 530 horsepower up to 560. And to supersede the current Spec V model, a Spec R is said to be in the works, dropping another 70 pounds or so for even more extreme performance.

Development of the new GT-R has reportedly been postponed in the wake of the quake fallout in Japan, pushing the car's launch back by several months. These are expected to be the final iterations of the R35 before its successor arrives.


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      Varcity
      • 3 Years Ago
      Lol this car really bring the haters out. They added power and you guys are upset? This car forces the other manufacturers to work harder, thus giving us better cars. But i'm sure if it were from Detroit it would be the ****.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Varcity
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      cinoiem
      • 3 Years Ago
      The bad has gone badder. I'm glad to see Nissan puts a lot of effort on this car.
      emperorkoku
      • 3 Years Ago
      Nice!
      enorym
      • 3 Years Ago
      GOod more pictures like this coming to a GTR forum near you! http://lh3.ggpht.com/_8MPCKJQzPA8/SFPhfhLJcpI/AAAAAAAAJaU/2-b6V5qeiuE/s400/aaf.jpg
      detox440
      • 3 Years Ago
      This car was a lot more interesting when it was 70-80K (USD) Now they have jacked the price up for what? 95-110k I was considering a GT-R vs M3 vs Z06 back in 2008 -- went with the Z06 (and love it) The problem I see is the market, when you get people spending 100-120K out the door for a GT-R that opens up WAY more options in terms of what kinda car you can get to suit your taste and money. At its' originally designed price point there wasn't much else out there that could compete.
        lne937s
        • 3 Years Ago
        @detox440
        The big problem there is the Yen. There were 110 Yen to the US Dollar in 2008, there are 81 now. In Yen, the price of the car has actually gone down in the US. While the majority of Nissans are no longer made in Japan, the GTR is, so currency fluctuations impact the price. However, post earthquake, Japan and the IMF have taken steps to devalue the Yen, so the exchange rate and prices of Japanese exports should stabilize. http://finance.yahoo.com/echarts?s=USDJPY=X+Interactive#chart1:symbol=usdjpy=x;range=5y;indicator=volume;charttype=line;crosshair=on;ohlcvalues=0;logscale=on;source=undefined
          Jeffrey Smith
          • 3 Years Ago
          @lne937s
          The problem with that train of thought is that if the value of the yen falls again against the US dollar, I doubt Nissan will reduce the price of the car. Monetary value generally works one way for the consumer end product most of the time.
      artandcolour2010
      • 3 Years Ago
      great. what this car really needed, and was crying out for, is more power. I don't get it. What I'd love to see is the engineers working on lightening the car without dropping equipment for the V spec, or R spec. I'd love to see major engineering brains and money being spent to lighten each generation by 200-300 lbs, adding performance by way of lighter weight. It would be so much more intelligent to drop weight while keeping all the regular equipment.
      BipDBo
      • 3 Years Ago
      "GT-R spec R" seems kind of confusing.
        Synthono
        • 3 Years Ago
        @BipDBo
        Japan is a country where you could buy something called the "Wagon R RR". They just love the letter R.
      airchompers
      • 3 Years Ago
      How is nissan making any money on this car? It has a unique engine, a unique transmission, and unique suspension. It's got a dedicated platform. And they make new versions of it about half as often as the mustang. Zounds. Well, I hope that the next one is just as awesome. And I hope that the R35s depreciate ever moar!
        TG
        • 3 Years Ago
        @airchompers
        It's a marquee car...it brings you into the showroom so you'll buy the other cars... It's Nissan's version of the corvette.... I own an Altima Coupe 3.5...and can't wait to move up to GTR one day...
        evilzibob
        • 3 Years Ago
        @airchompers
        Build for $60k sell for $90k....
        Felix36
        • 3 Years Ago
        @airchompers
        I believe it's built on a (highly) modified G37 platform. But yeah, i'm pretty sure it's just a halo car for them. And a damn good one too, literally a hype machine.
      Jeffrey Smith
      • 3 Years Ago
      I like this line even more "These are expected to be the final iterations of the R35 before its successor arrives"... What will Nissan come up with in the R36? If you think about the progression of the R32 to R34, the cars were vastly different.
      4X4fear
      • 3 Years Ago
      awesome! go ahead the mighty godzilla!
      _M7_
      • 3 Years Ago
      some are right GTR its not a prestigius badge... ITS MEANING OF PERFORMANCE since the hakosuka
      Damien Lo
      • 3 Years Ago
      Awesome... already an excellent chassis and suspension setup, I'm confident that the engineers know exactly what they're doing when providing the car with more power and shedding weight. Bet you this wouldn't crash at Nurburgring in the right hands.
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