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Just 40 are coming to Europe, priced at £125k
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3 December 2009

Nissan’s hardcore GT-R Spec V will go on sale in Europe.

The firm has confirmed that just 40 examples of the £124,900 sports car will be available across the continent. That's more than double the price of the standard car.

The main improvements, Nissan says, are improving the car’s ability to “brake later and harder, corner faster and accelerate sooner”.

A carbon-ceramic brake system jointly developed by Nissan and Brembo has been added to the GT-R. Other developments include revised springs and fixed-rate dampers, while a titanium exhaust system has also been added.

Power from its twin-turbo 3.8-litre V6 engine remains unchanged at 478bhp, but torque has been boosted by 14lb ft to 448lb ft. Performance is enhanced by a new high gear boost control device, which improves boost from the turbos to provide greater in-gear acceleration.

Lightweight forged aluminium wheels feature, as does a carbonfibre rear spoiler, a carbonfibre grille and carbonfibre brake ducts. These changes shed 60kg off its 1775kg kerb weight.

The Spec V is strictly a two-seater, with the seats being Recaro carbonfibre-backed items trimmed with black leather. Carbonfibre trim also features on the rear Bose speakers and the instrument panel.

Vincent Wijnen, Nissan’s European vice-president for marketing, said: “For a very small number of sports car fanatics, the GT-R is not enough. They have to own the ultimate version and to cater for that desire, we will sell just 40 examples of Spec V in Europe.

“Its combination of lighter weight, more focused driving dynamics and exclusivity will guarantee the Spec V’s place as one of the most desirable cars anywhere in the world.”

The only example currently in Europe is on display at the firm’s Nurburgring showroom, while the only UK centre that will take orders for the car is on Merseyside. The order book on the car is now open, with the first deliveries starting in April.

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Jon Hardcastle 15 April 2010

Re: Nissan GT-R Spec V for Europe

beachland2 wrote:

a 1000bhp GTR is not a V-spec. A 1 out of only 40 in the whole of Europe will forever be a collectors item.

But anyway it is for that certain owner buying into something more than substance.

Beachland, I finally agree with you, it's taken some time but I'm with you on this one. I have long been a fan of the GTR's and as with the R32 and before it this will fast become a classic. It was not that long ago that Nissan themselves were buying up a handfull of R34's to re-introduce them with certain performance upgrades and they all sold without problem. The current GTR is a wonderful and fairly attractive car that really does humble some more exotic metal sold at much higher prices. You only have to go on Pistonheads to see how much good R32's go for.
beachland2 15 April 2010

Re: Nissan GT-R Spec V for Europe

So it's now April and this car should be in the UK now. Is autocar doing a full road test? And can they use it to test against other supercars in videos please?

blktoy 3 December 2009

Re: Nissan GT-R Spec V for Europe

How about making it look a bit less repulsive ?