Nissan GT-R V-Spec to get 550hp, will be 330 pounds lighter

At the end of January, we posted what were said to be leaked photos of the Nissan GT-R V-Spec with the report claiming that the car will be 220 pounds lighter than the current GT-R. The folks over at AutoExpress have dug up some new information on the V-Spec, claiming they have all the details.

AutoExpress says that the GT-R V-Spec will pump out 550 horsepower from its 3.8 liter twin-turbo V6 and will actually weigh 300 pounds less than its 473 horsepower brother. The report says that Nissan will add a ‘wild’ bodykit with side skirts and splitters that will provide maximum downforce at high speeds. Inside, the GT-R will be stripped out to reduce weight; however the dash-mounted touchscreen will remain with even more advanced features.

Nissan’s engineers are targeting a Nurburgring time of 7 minutes and 25 seconds to break the circuit records. So expect massive amounts of spy shots from Nurburgring in the coming months.

The GT-R will cost £55,000 when it goes on sale in the UK in March 2009, and the V-Spec will add £20,000. The GT-R V-Spec will arrive in the UK before the end of 2009 and in the U.S. in the middle of 2010.


Source: AutoExpress

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