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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Nissan GT-R SpecV to Be Sold in the Middle East

So it seems the SpecV will be sold everywhere in the World except the US. I guess the US is just not ready for the SpecV. The price for the SpecV in Europe is around $200,000 US. The SpecV will be built to order,and their will be only sold though selected Nissan dealers in the Middle East. It is still strange that with only 40 cars slated for Europe, and probably not even half that for the US, that they wouldn't attempt to at least sell some in the US.

 

Nissan Middle East FZE today announced a new limited-production Nissan GT-R SpecV model, which goes on sale via a built-to-order scheme through selected Nissan outlets in the GCC from this month. The GT-R SpecV is targeted specifically at enthusiast drivers who desire race car-levels of performance in a street-legal vehicle. Developed around the multi-dimensional Nissan GT-R sports car, which was introduced just over 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' body color. Inside, the SpecV's unique two-seat interior (the standard GT-R model has a two-place rear seat configuration) 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 Nissan Carbon-Ceramic Brakes (NCCB) that provide powerful stopping performance.

The GT-R SpecV is also equipped with lightweight, racing-style forged aluminum wheels that were specially developed for this model in collaboration with Nissan Motorsports International (NISMO). The lighter unsprung weight provided by the new wheels, together with the fitment of exclusive Bilstein shock absorbers and Bridgestone Potenza RE070R high-grip tires; combine to deliver the SpecV's exceptional performance. The SpecV will be sold as a built-to-order product through selected Nissan outlets certified as Nissan High Performance Centres in the GCC, each of which is staffed by mechanics with special GT-R SpecV training and who are knowledgeable on the requirements of racing circuit driving.

Source: AME.info

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Americans tend to lack automotive common sense for the most part.

If i was Nissan, the debacles with the R35 GT-R would be enough to not want to sell this car in the states.

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