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 |  Jan 08 2009, 11:23 AM

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Nissan Japan has just released some details of the upcoming GT-R SpecV, boasting increased performance in every category.

While no actual performance numbers were include in the release, apparently the SpecV will make more power than the standard GT-R thanks to a new boost control device. This device also plays a critical role in reducing boost during high gear or cruising speeds to reduce fuel consumption and prolong engine life. (Unfortunately Nissan did not include a device to prolong transmission life).

From the outside a SpecV will be easily recognizable by the carbon fiber front grille surround, brake ducts and rear spoiler. It will also be offered exclusively in Ultimate Black Opal paint.

Weight has been reduced inside the cabin through the use of carbon fiber dash components as well as the use of carbon fiber Recaro bucket seats. In an effort to save even more weight the SpecV will do away with the useless rear seats found in the standard GT-R.

Additional weight savings are due to the use of a titanium exhaust, lighter Nismo forged aluminum wheels and carbon ceramic brakes.

Nissan GT-R SpecV

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Official release after the jump:

Nissan Announces New GT-R SpecV Model

TOKYO (Jan. 8, 2009) — Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today announced a new limited-production Nissan GT-R SpecV model, which goes on sale at seven specially selected Nissan dealers throughout Japan on February 2, 2009. The GT-R SpecV is targeted specifically at enthusiast drivers who desire race car-level performance in a street-legal vehicle.
NISSAN GT-R SpecV

NISSAN GT-R SpecV

Developed around the multi-dimensional Nissan GT-R sports car, which was introduced just more than one year ago to universal global acclaim, the new SpecV model builds on the original’s “ultimate supercar that anyone can enjoy driving anywhere, at anytime” philosophy – taking it to an entirely new level of “oneness between man and machine.” The SpecV model includes unique body, interior and performance equipment and modifications, raising the GT-R’s unmatched performance to even higher levels.

The GT-R SpecV’s new exterior features include a carbon fiber rear spoiler, a carbon fiber grille, and carbon fiber brake ducts. The SpecV is available exclusively in Ultimate Black Opal (RP) body color. Inside, the SpecV’s unique two-seat interior (non-SpecV GT-R models also include a two-place rear seat) offers special Recaro carbon fiber bucket seats, while carbon fiber insets embellish the rear center storage box, instrument panel and other trim areas.

Performance is enhanced with a new high gear boost control device, which momentarily increases boost of the engine’s twin turbochargers for greater torque in the intermediate-to-high speed ranges to provide a more powerful feeling of acceleration, while also allowing the engine to operate at a lower speed for improved fuel economy. Other modifications include a titanium-coated exhaust system and carbon-ceramic brakes that provide powerful stopping performance.

The GT-R SpecV is also equipped with lightweight, racing-style forged aluminum wheels that were developed for this model and have been sold by Nissan Motorsports International (NISMO) since September 2008. The lighter unsprung weight provided by the new wheels, together with the enhanced braking capability, an exclusive suspension and high-grip tires, combine to deliver the SpecV’s exceptional performance.

The SpecV will be sold at the following seven dealer outlets, each of which is staffed by mechanics with special GT-R SpecV training and who are knowledgeable of racing circuit driving.