Nissan GT-R Goes Soft

Nissan will follow the launch of the GT-R Spec-V with the introduction of the Spec-M, a more sophisticated version of the firm’s banzai supercar.


The GT-R Spec-V firm suspension will get replaced by a softer, more refined setup and will include ripple control shock absorbers to help iron out the bumps.

There’ll also be a wider choice of interior trims to help entice a more upmarket clientele, with aluminium and wood grain finishes both options on the new Spec-M.

Customers will even be able to choose between a variety of different of seat colours.

Prices for the Spec-M are expected to start from around 13 million Yen (£95k) when it goes on sale next year, significantly less than the lightweight Spec-V that costs over 16 million Yen (£125k).

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  • willcrookz 24 Mar 2009

    Did Nissan bring out the GT-R to make money?

  • topless_mx5 24 Mar 2009

    Is the Spec-M softer or harder than a standard GTR? What about power? I'm struggling to see the point of this car.

  • Erijaso 24 Mar 2009


    Whilst I do like the GTR and can't wait to see how cheap they will get, how can nissan justify £95K for a car!!!!

  • GTEYE 24 Mar 2009

    Oooh can't wait to see the choice of different seat covers!

    Seriously though, it sounds like a softer version that may be usable on nroad surfaces in developing countries (ie the UK)

    Bring it on! Or maybe not at £95k for a Datsun

  • Gazboy 24 Mar 2009

    Erijaso said:
    Whilst I do like the GTR and can't wait to see how cheap they will get, how can nissan justify £95K for a car!!!!
    Currency markets.

    A GReddy Ti exhaust 2 years ago was £800, now it's £1400.

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