Details of the hardcore Nissan GT-R V-Spec have leaked onto the web, revealing a lighter but no more powerful version of the Japanese supercar.
The 3.8-litre twin-turbo V6 has been tweaked to offer a mid-range overboost function but peak power remains the same at 473bhp, according to the Japanese document.
Instead, changes include more extensive use of carbonfibre to save weight. The grille and rear wing are made of carbonfibre as are the front seats and rear shelf. The new wheels are 20-inch units made from aluminium.
The V Spec gets carbonfibre brakes and – crucially - upgraded Bilstein Damptronic suspension that Nissan says offers superior performance to the Nismo ClubSport package.
The upshot of the upgrades is a car that can lap a track – specifically the Sendai Highland Raceway in Japan – two seconds faster than the standard GT-R.