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Nissan GT-R V-Spec (2010)
08 April 2008 15:44
Nissan GT-R not fast enough? The company is preparing a harder performance version badged V-Spec - reawakening the 'Victory spec' designation that has long denoted the ultimate GT-R models since the R32.
This prototype, photographed lapping the Nurburgring during an endurance shakedown, has a new front splitter, different wheels and a redesigned rear spoiler from the standard car. Nissan is rumoured to be using carbonfibre for more body parts to trim weight, while power is expected to jump compared with the regular R35's 473bhp.
So just how quick is the Nissan GT-R V-Spec?
Those on the ground in Germany claim the car is a barely credible 18 seconds faster around the Nordschleife than the standard GT-R, lapping in less than 7min 25sec. Forget the confusing lap times - all you need to know is that it's a blindingly fast performance, easily faster than a Porsche 911 Turbo and its ilk.
Rumours circulating on chatrooms suggest that the V-Spec model will shed around 150kg while the 3.8-litre twin-turbo V6 has been massaged to produce an extra 70 horsepower... The mind boggles.
Watch CAR's video test of the Nissan GT-R vs Porsche 911 Turbo here
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