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2011 Nissan GT-R SpecM Rendered in Japan – More Details

September 29, 2009 Comments off

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With the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show right around the corner, Japanese car mags are speculating on the final look of the 2011 Nissan GT-R SpecM. The so called “GentleMen Spec” Nissan GT-R is expected to debut at the troubled bi-annual motor show where the first GT-R production model debuted in 2007.

In the November issue of Japanese Car Top Magazine (CARトップ). on sale this week, we learn that a fully optioned SpecM will eclipse the 18 million yen mark headed into 20 million yen (220k USD) territory. That would include the full SpecV++ treatment including hand stitched interior. Optional dry carbon parts are said to extend even further beyond what was seen from Nissan so far, and could include a full trunk lid replacement.

Color options are also sure to grow with a dark red rendered as well as a metallic yellow on the magazine’s cover. Other rumours including the December 2009 orders/first deliveries seem to be confirmed. We’ll know more once we get our hands on the magazine itself.

Images: Car Top Magazine

2011 GT-R Spied Again at Nurburgring – SpecM? Doubt It

September 14, 2009 Comments off

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Nurburgring stalker extraordinaire KGP Photography has snapped shots of the Nissan GT-R back at Nurburgring this week. The shots clearly show the same stuff we posted back in April 2009 when NAGTROC member Kislik spotted the same car at the ‘ring.

Whats changed since then? Well the rear diffuser seems to have gained a long row of red LED’s which are most likely an update to the European/Australian specification’s rear fog light. The rear spoiler is now black and is possibly revised. Can’t tell exactly in what way.

Most car ‘blogs today are reporting this car to be the 2011 SpecM GT-R but personally, I can’t see much evidence to support that it is anything more than the 2011 facelift GT-R. Anyone else spot something I don’t on this car?

Images: Edmunds Straightline
More Images/Link: Jalopnik Nissan GT-R Spy Photos

Next Nissan GT-R Spied Testing at Nurburgring

April 25, 2009 Comments off

2011 GT-R Testing at Nurburgring

Not official yet but, these could be shots of what will become the 2011 Nissan R35 GT-R. These photos were shot on Thursday 23rd of April in Germany while Nissan had the Nordscheife to themselves setting new best laps on the ‘Ring with another, base model, standard 2010 GT-R.

Kislik, our friendly GT-R owner from the Czech Republic snapped these shots of the masked car as it was tested during the same session.

Firstly we asked ourselves why there was a masked, apparently base spec model on the circuit? Some theories were, that this was an older test mule from 2007 or possibly a 2011 SpecM test mule?

What we can say is, as you can see for yourself in the insets above, this GT-R has never seen before modifications to the rear underspoiler. Combine that with the fact that this license plate was previously used on Nissan’s SpecV test car in 2008 I think we can rule out the 2007 test car/old mule theory and infer this is a new car.

Visible changes? Firstly there’s venting on the underspoiler sides. Secondly there appears to be a modification to the diffuser at the rear – It looks to be in two pieces now. This is a 100% crop image so it’s about the most detail we have right now. Let us know if you pick anything different.

Photo: Kislik (C) 2009 – Used With Permission

Nissan GT-R SpecM for 2010, Announcement Rumoured for Tokyo Motor Show 2009

March 28, 2009 Comments off

Nissan GT-R SpecM - GTRBlog.com

When Nissan launched the GT-R at the Tokyo MotorShow in 2007 the deal was that each year we’d seen an evolutionary step taken and a new model released. Exactly what this meant we didn’t know at the time but so far Mizuno-san has kept his promise by launching the GT-R SpecV in January 2009. What’s next though?

Well even before the SpecV had been officially launched the rumours of the next evolutionary step were being spun by the Japanese print media. We’ve now heard that Mizuno-san’s plan is to have the Nissan GT-R SpecM on sale in 2010.

An additional rumour is that Nissan plans to announce the SpecM’s official launch at the 41st Tokyo MotorShow 2009 in October 2009. The timing seems awfully convenient so I do not doubt the source here. Orders to be taken late 2009 and deliveries in early 2010 would seem to fit the mould nicely.

So what is a SpecM? As many would know the R34 GT-R was the first GT-R to come bearing the nameplate “M-Spec” in two guises, the “M-Spec” and “M-Spec Nur”. Each was an upmarket GT-R aimed at the well-to-do gentleman buyer who prefers a little more class in their top of the range Skyline.

The base M-Spec was equipped with the V-Spec II level of equipment minus the carbon hood which was standard on the V-Spec II. The M-Spec had the base model’s aluminium item but got the interior swathed in black leather. The M-Spec suspension was tuned with a different spring arrangement and tuned dampers providing a more supple ride.

How will the R35 GT-R SpecM improve over the base model? Best Car magazine recently published that the GT-R SpecM would be customisable from the paint colour down to a choice of interior materials.

While the R35 GT-R SpecM base price is expected to start lower than the SpecV, I’m sure you can customise it to be quite pricey. Just tick that carbon-ceramic brake package box and see how you go.

7Tune wrote a little more on this a couple of weeks back, check their link for a bit more detail on the customization.

For now we’re keeping our ears to the ground to scope out whatever information we can…

Link: 7Tune.com – SpecM Goes Customizable