Nissan GT-R | Spec V | Reader spy shot

Published: 09 June 2010

An anonymous CAR Online reader - let's call him Nick - spotted this Nissan GT-R Spec V on manoeuvres in the UK.

'This must be the only GT-R SpecV that will be in the UK,' said our snooper.

Why is the Spec V so rare?

Standing for 'Victory Specification', the top-dog GT-R is tuned up to the maximum. No mean feat when the regular GT-R is so feisty, but dumping the rear seats, adding carbonfibre here and there and tuning the mechancials is enough to liberate even more performance from the Nissan coupe.

Sadly the slew of tech thrown at the Spec V roughly doubles the price of a GT-R in Europe. The GT-R is a bargain at £60k, but in serious supercar territory at double that.

What shocked CAR's Ben Barry most when he drove it last year? The carbon brakes' outrageous £35k price. Maybe we'd better stick to that standard GT-R after all.

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By Tim Pollard

Editorial director of CAR's digital publishing arm. Motoring news magnet

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