Mecha-Godzilla Attacks! Nissan GT-R SpecV

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What do you do when regular pudding just isn’t enough? You get Giga Pudding. What do you do if Nissan’s AWD twin-turbo supercar that everyone is calling “Godzilla” just isn’t enough? You get the GT-R SpecV. The spiritual successor of the hakosuka hasn’t even cooled down from its Nürburgring laps yet and Nissan is already unleashing a more nutso version.

Nissan announced today that the GT-R SpecV will go on sale February 2, 2009 at just seven select Nissan dealerships across Japan. It chucks the GT-R’s rear seats altogether and replaces the remaining ones with special carbon fiber Recaros. In fact, the interior is swathed with carbon fiber trim, matched on the shiny side by a carbon fiber grille, spoiler, and brake ducts.

According to Nissan, a new boost controller supplies greater torque in the mid-to-high range while – and we know this is imporant to you GT-R drivers – improving fuel economy. Exotic materials like titanium coat the exhaust system and the brakes are carbon-ceramic, hidden behind NISMO forged aluminum alloy wheels.

In addition to Super Black, Vibrant Red, Brilliant White Pearl and Dark Metal Gray, the SpecV comes in an exclusive color, Ultimate Black Opal. It will cost Â¥15,750,000, or just under $170,000. Of course, all we care about is its ‘Ring time and whether it will cream the Porsche 911 Turbo. And whether Porsche will accuse Nissan of cheating again.

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14 Responses to Mecha-Godzilla Attacks! Nissan GT-R SpecV

  1. Ben said:

    I don’t understand why it’s a Spec V…all the previous GTRs (r32, r33, r34) were V-Spec, for Victory Spec. Or even V-Spec II, for the r32 and r34 generations.

    The V-Spec was to commemorate it’s dominance at Bathurst (Australia) in the Touring Car and Endurance races in the early 90s.

    Spec V? Not right to me.

  2. Kev said:

    10,000 internets have been deducted from your account for getting that damn Giga Pudding tune in my head again.

  3. Bob said:

    I’m sorry but… I really don’t care for this car. Maybe a ride or drive would change my mind… but I really think it’s unattractive, and my high distrust of electronic gizmos further scares me away from it.

  4. kurisu said:

    According to the pics on Dino Dalle Carbonare’s blog you can get it in white too?? Looks awsome either way!

    http://jstyle2.wordpress.com/2009/01/08/more-specv-pix/

  5. 31gun said:

    Off topic slightly, who was it that started the whole Giga pudding thing?
    I watched the video- it really Is Giga!

    Bob, I’ve driven it. Drive before you decide.
    I want one.
    Badly.

  6. Pickle said:

    Holy crap dude that giga pudding thing was awesome! haha

    I was wondering when they were going to drop a spec V. I have to go with Bob on this one though, I don’t trust all of those electronic gizmos; it kind of takes away from the driving experience too.

  7. Nigel said:

    Looks like a case of “brute force” versus the skill & balance of the old master.

    Godzilla lives.

  8. Ben said:

    kurisu – ah, you are quite right! Nissan said, “The SpecV is available exclusively in Ultimate Black Opal (RP) body color.” and I misunderstood that. The post has been corrected. Thanks!

    Kev – I think this remix has a certain ring to it. I could see myself blasting it out of the wagon :D . Although it does kind of disturb me how the pudding takes a bite out of his own head…

  9. Kev said:

    Well that’s a sign of how tasty it is…when food is willing to come to life and eat itself it must be good.

    *reminds self to go to Japan Mart and see if they have Giga Pudding*

  10. Xemoto said:

    I had a chance to plop myself in a GTR of one of my cousin’s recently. It is a great car with an understated appearance. It’s powerful, fast, responsive, and with potential beyond what I dare explore. This SpecV has got to be an awesome beast.

  11. Pickle said:

    Ok the Giga Pudding song was awesome at first but now 24 hours later the song is still stuck in my head…

    Kev, in response to your earlier post, nobody forced you to click the giga pudding link! haha I think you secretly wanted it stuck in your head….

    The Spec V comes with the same motor that’s in the regular GTR correct? Just with a few enhancements? In theory wouldn’t you be able to get the same results from a GTR with similar mods? If so, why bother spend the extra cash on the Spec V?

  12. Ben said:

    Yeah, I don’t think it makes sense to buy the SpecV at all unless you’re Bill Gates. For that amount of bread I could buy a regular GT-R and have enough money left over to buy almost all the nostalgics on my dream list.

    Also, puddingpuddingpuddingpudding GigaPudding.

  13. Eric Talo said:

    I will save you guys over 70 grand, buy my 92 gts Skyline , its a beast , perfect drift car , item #330299536924 its listed under other makes , somebody is going to be a very lucky guy or girl , Good luck to all !

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