Nissan’s Nordschleife-busting R35 GT-R is about to get better. The upcoming V-Spec has been confirmed by Nissan and speculation suggests February 2009 for an official release, although nothing has been officially announced. It has been suggested, though, that the GT-R V-Spec could be revealed at the 12th annual Nismo Festival to be held at the Fuji Speedway later this month.
Shown above testing at Germany’s NÃ¼rburgring Nordschleife back in April, the V-Spec is expected to include the goodies from Nismo’s upgrade package, which has already been released for standard GT-Rs. The package includes undertray aerodynamic enhancements, light weight alloys and a titanium exhaust. The V-Spec will also employ carbon fibre body panels to help reduce overall weight and power is said to be increased by as much as 75kW. Such an improvement would take the GT-R V-Specto around 430kW (approx 575hp).
The regular GT-R retails for AU$148,800 and with speculation the V-Spec could be as much as Â¥15M, Australian pricing could begin around AU$240,000. That’s assuming the V-Spec gets an official Australian release.
The V-Spec looks like being an astonishing car. Porsche must be wondering what on earth they have to do next!
The standard GT-R has already created plenty of interest down under, with official deliveries scheduled for April 2009. Since opening the order book in early October Nissan Australia has secured 100 orders.
Nissan Australia, Managing Director, Dan Thompson is delighted with the customer response, â€œThe early customer reaction is fabulous and we have secured enough production to ensure that no-one who wants an R35 GT-R will be disappointed.â€
â€œMore than 5,500 have already been sold in Japan alone since it went on sale there late last year. And remember, Nissan only builds 1,000 GT-Râ€™s per month at the Tochigi factory in Japan.”