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Nissan GT-R SpecV Tsukuba Circuit Laptime – First Independent Test Results

February 25, 2009 Comments off

The Japanese press have finally got their hands on the production Nissan GT-R SpecV this week and they’re wasting no time in putting it through it’s paces on the circuit. Today we’ve learned that Best Motoring have had Tsukuba Circuit to themselves for the day as well as a SpecV GT-R. Put that together with tame racing driver Keiichi Tsuchiya and good weather and you’re set for an interesting afternoon.

Sources close to Best Motoring have given us the SpecV’s time and instead of keeping you all waiting like we love to do we’ll give it to you straight… 1:02.4.

Unfortunately this means it’s slower than both the 2009 and 2008 base GT-R at the same circuit in similar conditions. Here’s how the SpecV stacks up against the most recent base model GT-R taken from the current issue of Japanese mag Car Top:

  • MY08 GT-R (JDM – December 2007 delivery): 1:01.888
  • MY09 GT-R (JDM): 1:01.343
  • SpecV GT-R: 1:02.4

On a short circuit like Tsukuba the times should be close together but the SpecV should be in front, it should be 1:00 flat. So this begs the question: What’s the deal? We’re really hanging out for the April edition of Best Motoring DVD to find out more.

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Link: Nissan GT-R SpecV photo gallery from the Tokyo press launch

More Rendered Speculation of Infiniti PM Based Sedan

July 27, 2008 Comments off


The Nissan GT-Rs “premium midship” platform is proving to be an extremely potent one, fueling rumours and speculation that Nissan will leverage it in an upcoming Infiniti branded sedan. Septembers issue of Japanese car magazine Car Top features a rendering of such a car.

Still just speculation at this stage but if this car becomes a reality expect interesting things for that 4 door sedan Nurburgring record currently held by the Caddilac CTS-V.

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