Subtle front and rear styling changes to performance flagship; softer, more luxurious Spec M planned

These spy pictures reveal Nissan is planning some subtle styling upgrades for its GT-R flagship.

The light disguise at the front covers up minor changes to the front bumper, including wider horizontal air intakes.

At the rear the GT-R gets a new integrated diffuser, as well as tweaks to the rear bumper and new quad exhaust tips.

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Our spy photographer said the model spied here is the new Spec M variant, a softer riding version of the GT-R conceived as a grand tourer. The Spec M is expected to be the first model to get the styling upgrades in 2011/12, although the standard GT-R and Spec V models will also get the changes.

The Spec M was tipped for launch at the Tokyo motor show last year but never materialised. Little is on record from Nissan about the Spec M, asides from the fact its interior will be more luxurious, and less sports orientated than the other two models in the range featuring higher quality materials, too.

It will also get revised suspension geometry for a softer ride, although its V6 engine is expected to remain stock. Spec M-exclusive exterior colours are also expected to be offered.

The Spec M is likely to be offered as a limited edition mode, priced between the Spec V and standard GT-R at around £100,000.

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24 June 2010

[quote Autocar]hese spy pictures reveal Nissan is planning some subtle styling upgrades for its GT-R flagship.[/quote]

There's nothing subtle about this ugly big brute!

What would be more to the point would be if they started shaving weight off...

24 June 2010

it would be unusual to have a facelift and it not have at least 1 bhp more or 1 kg lighter. to give a hint at progress.

24 June 2010

[quote beachland2]

it would be unusual to have a facelift and it not have at least 1 bhp more or 1kg lighter, to give a hint at progress.

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Particularly when the facelift has been done Porsche-style (in other words, they've turned up to work late, fiddled about with the details for half an hour, the buggered off for an early lunch and not come back in the afternoon).

24 June 2010

When a car isn't selling in good enough numbers you tweak the exterior, add some luxury materials inside, and ... up the price .

24 June 2010

Wasn't it only released 10 minutes ago?

24 June 2010

[quote ischiaragazzo]Wasn't it only released 10 minutes ago?[/quote]And only in battleship grey!

24 June 2010

Stunning car..... seeing one on the road makes all the difference to how I viewed this car previously, it's a brute alright but far from ugly.

24 June 2010

[quote Jon Hardcastle]seeing one on the road makes all the difference to how I viewed this car previously[/quote]I completely agree, yet took the opposite view.Its designer didn't attempt to achieve head-turning looks. I must have been one of the few in the crowded street to notice its passing. And when parked they cause little interest. (Then again, owners who prefer understatement in their performance wagons might not mind.) Perhaps that's why it's maker has decided to tart it up inside and out - for greater appeal.

24 June 2010

Hardly a week goes by without ANOTHER new version escaping !!!

24 June 2010

About time, don't you think?, purposeful or pretty?, what's your choice?

Peter Cavellini.

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