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2009 Nissan GT-R SpecV

2009 Nissan GT-R SpecV

2009 Nissan GT-R SpecV

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.


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.

2009 Nissan GT-R SpecV Videos

The Nissan GT-R Spec V has finally been unveiled. Not many changes in the engine department except for a modification to the turbo parameters that allow stronger torque from mid to high end revs, but peak output remains rated the same as the regular GT-R. What’s exclusive is there are alot of carbon bits and a titanium exhaust.

In Detail

type Series Production Car
built at Tochigi, Tochigi, Japan
body stylist Shirō Nakamura
price £/td> £115,000
price ¥/td> ¥7,700,000
engine VR38DETT6 Alloy 60 Degree V6
position Front, Longitudinal
aspiration IHI Twin Turbochargers in Manifold System
block material Aluminum
valvetrain DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl
fuel feed Multipoint Fuel Injection
displacement 3799 cc / 231.83 in³
bore 95.5 mm / 3.8 in
stroke 88.4 mm / 3.5 in
power 356.4 kw / 478 bhp @ 6400 rpm
specific output 125.82 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 284.19 bhp per tonne
torque 608.8 nm / 449 ft lbs @ 3500 rpm
redline 7000
body / frame CBA-R35 Unit Steel
driven wheels ATTESA ET-S All-Wheel Drive (AWD) w/Carbon-Composite Driveshaft to Rear Transaxle, Transfer Case
wheel type 20-inch RAYS Forged Aluminum
front brakes Carbon Ceramic Discs w/6-Piston Calipers
rear brakes Carbon Ceramic Discs
f suspension A-Arms w/Bilstein SpecV Damptronic Shock Absorbers, Coil Springs, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspension A-Arms w/Bilstein SpecV Damptronic Shock Absorbers, Coil Springs, Anti-Roll Bar
curb weight 1682 kg / 3704 lbs
transmission 6-Speed Dual Clutch Automatic Transmission
gear ratios 4.06:1, 2.30:1, 1.60:1, 1.25:1, 1.00:1, 0.80:1
final drive 3.70:1
top speed ~310.54 kph / 193 mph
0 – 60 mph ~3.4 seconds