GT-R SpecV announced

This image of a 2009 GT-R SpecV landed in my inbox earlier in the day courtesy of Nissan Canada. Further inspection reveals some racy tweaks that build on the original’s “better everyday supercar” appeal.

2009 Nissan GT-R SpecV
2009 Nissan GT-R SpecV

Targeted specifically at (Japanese) enthusiast drivers who desire race car-like performance in a street-legal vehicle, the Nissan GT-R SpecV model has a carbon fiber rear spoiler, grille and brake ducts.

Inside this limited-edition two-seater version is a pair of Recaro sport buckets and more lightweight carbon fiber parts and trim to reduce weight.

A new high gear boost controller and titanium-coated exhaust system will provide modest performance gains. The GT-R SpecV gets lightweight Nismo forged alloys, an exclusive tuned suspension, carbon-ceramic brakes and grippier tires.

Painted in an exclusive Ultimate Black Opal body colour, the SpecV goes on sale February 2, 2009 at seven dealerships across Japan starting at 15,750,000 yen. That translates to $171,343 in U.S. dollars, which is a bit pricey but still sensible given the competition.

Gosh, I hope we get something like this over here!

Also worth checking out, is the Nissan Motorsports (a.k.a. NISMO) website. Perhaps the coolest navigation method I’ve seen on a website!