The 79th Geneva motor show and the Nissan stand will present something special, the European debut of the much anticipated hardcore Nissan GT-R SpecV. Not yet confirmed for sale in Europe, the vehicle will be on show to gauge media and public interest.
The new limited-production Nissan GT-R SpecV model went on sale in Japan during February 2009 at seven specially selected Nissan dealers. Targeted specifically at enthusiast drivers, the Nissan GT-R SpecV has been created and engineered for those who desire race car-level performance in a street-legal vehicle.
Developed around the multi-dimensional Nissan GT-R sports car, which was introduced just over a year ago to universal global acclaim, the new SpecV model builds on the original's "ultimate supercar that anyone can enjoy driving anywhere, at anytime" philosophy - taking it to an entirely new level of "oneness between man and machine". The SpecV model includes unique body, interior and performance equipment and modifications, raising the Nissan GT-R's unmatched performance to even higher levels.
The Nissan GT-R SpecV's new exterior features include a carbon fibre rear spoiler, a carbon fibre grille, and carbon fibre brake ducts. The Nissan GT-R SpecV is available exclusively in Ultimate Black Opal body colour. Inside, the Nissan GT-R SpecV's unique two-seat interior (non-SpecV GT-R models also include a two-place rear seat) offers special Recaro carbon fibre bucket seats, while carbon fibre insets embellish the rear centre storage box, instrument panel and other trim areas.
Performance is enhanced with a new high gear boost control device, which momentarily increases boost of the engine's twin turbochargers for greater torque in the intermediate-to-high speed ranges to provide a more powerful feeling of acceleration, while also allowing the engine to operate at a lower speed for improved fuel economy. Other modifications include a titanium-coated exhaust system and carbon-ceramic brakes that provide powerful stopping performance.
The Nissan GT-R SpecV is also equipped with lightweight, racing-style forged aluminium wheels that were developed for this model and have been sold by Nissan Motorsports International (NISMO) since September 2008. The lighter unsprung weight provided by the new wheels, together with the enhanced braking capability, an exclusive suspension and high-grip tyres, combine to deliver the Nissan GT-R SpecV's exceptional performance.Published 9 March 2009