Nissan preparing a more powerful version of the GT-R

Article by Christian A., on August 29, 2010

Although it is conceded by most that the GT-R SpecV is one of the quickest and best-handling cars in current production, however, a lot of car fans was anticipating that Nissan would create something more outlandish from the special edition version.

As the introduction of the car was drawing nearer, talks of a 550hp (410kW) power yield and a curb weight that is lesser by 220lb (100kg) caused great excitement in many quarters.

Although the SpecV was not a total disappointment, its 485hp (362kW) power yield and weight reduction of 132kg surely were. Nissan, however, justified this saying that the SpecV is not a high-performance variant of the GT-R and that another version is in the works.

What Nissan is building has not yet been revealed but one speculation that is gaining credibility points to a road going variant of its FIA GT1 racecar.

The legendary  designation is expected to be restored for the so-called high-performance GT-R and power yield is speculated to go as high as 592hp (442kW) and a torque rate of 506lb-ft (685Nm). Since the expected price for the new model is higher than the SpecV, only a totally limited production run can be expected.

The beginning price in Japan is $161,800, which is already twice the price of the regular GT-R. This GT-R model is not the only model in development currently according to some speculation.

An Spec-M model is going to be launched by Nissan which is a tamer version of the model aimed at luxury buyers looking for vehicles with high performance capabilities. [source autoblog]

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