'Luxury' Nissan GT-R Rumoured


Nissan is tipped to be getting ready to reveal a luxury version of the GT-R at the Tokyo Motor Show in October.

According to the rumours, the SpecM will include the bodykit and wheels from the flagship SpecV GT-R, but with subtly restyled bumpers, more forgiving suspension and a more luxurious interior.

Perhaps trying to imbue the rest of the car with the hand-made quality of the oily bits, and the SpecM will apparently be offered with a vast array of personalized combinations for the paint, leather and general trim.

The SpecM should also cost significantly less than the £114,000 SpecV at closer to £70,000, depending on spec. And with the 'boggo' GT-R's three current versions still hovering around £60,000 the SpecM will have to do a lot to justify that hefty premium.

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  • SpyderPig 30 Sep 2009

    The GT-R is too much of a GT as it is IMHO, don't really see the point in making it into even more of a cruiser.

  • Fidgits 30 Sep 2009

    i cant wait for the "eco" GTR special edition.
    or the city edition
    or the Eastern European long distance cruiser edition
    followed by the US drag racer special edition..

    etc...

  • PhantomPH 30 Sep 2009

    SpyderPig said:
    The GT-R is too much of a GT as it is IMHO, don't really see the point in making it into even more of a cruiser.
    Surely the 'point', is to create several variations of the same car in order to appeal to all tastes and sell more.

    Or is that too obvious?

    What difference does it make if they make a SpecP - a pimp version with 30" spinners, a huge stereo and some fringe around the windscreen? Don't like that one? Don't buy it.

    Or are you really saying that all manufacturers should make one version of a car and one only?

    Edited by PhantomPH on Wednesday 30th September 14:31

  • SpyderPig 30 Sep 2009

    PhantomPH said:
    SpyderPig said:
    The GT-R is too much of a GT as it is IMHO, don't really see the point in making it into even more of a cruiser.
    Surely the 'point', is to create several variations of the same car in order to appeal to all tastes and sell more.

    Or is that too obvious?

    What difference does it make if they make a SpecP - a pimp version with 30" spinners, a huge stereo and some fringe around the windscreen? Don't like that one? Don't buy it.

    Or are you really saying that all manufacturers should make one version of a car and one only?

    Edited by PhantomPH on Wednesday 30th September 14:31
    Don't see a problem with multiple versions, would quite welcome a version with more luxurious interior (although maybe it would make more sense to be able to spec a more luxurious interior from the options list). I just don't think the softer suspension set-up of the SpecM would particularly appeal to me.

  • mat205125 30 Sep 2009

    I think Nissan should stick to doing what they do best, and hone their Tech Fest Road Rocket, and forget about have a Spec X, Y and Z in the brochure in a valiant attempt to entice the Aston, Porsche and Jaguar brand-fans to their product .... No matter what goes on under the skin, or inside the cockpit, they should face the fact that many potential buyers cannot see passed the Nissan badge that is (not) glued to the bonnet.

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