Nissan has released official specs and pictures of the 2011MY (Model Year) GT-R.
What's different from the previous models are some exterior tweaks to make the car a little more aerodynamic, some interior appointments (a redesigned instrument panel and seats) and what most are expecting; a power upgrade. The GT-R officially crosses the 500bhp barrier to produce 530bhp and 612Nm of torque or 630Nm in the Spec V.
It also sips less fuel too, 8.5km/l and is also considered a Light Emissions Vehicle (an SU-LEV in fact) too. Imagine that. Its like eating a whole 2kg cheese cake and still keeping the weight off. Technical improvements include reprogramming for the Dual Clutch gearbox which now has a SAVE mode for normal driving, improved acceleration in R mode. RAYS have provided lighter rims too.
JDM or Japanese Domestic Market GT-R can choose variants according to the depth of their already deep pockets and according to the level or outright performance or outright luxury. The variants are the Pure, Black, Premium, Spec V, the Club Track and the ultra expensive luxury yet performance filled EGOIST variant. All basically used the same 3.8liter twin turbo V6 with the 6 speed DSG type gearbox.
We all know the Spec V and the Club Track variants will be hot with the boy racers and the Gran Turismo crowd, but the luxury EGOIST (pictured above
) is something new. An ultra expensive bespoke GT-R, in the price realm of Ferraris and Lamborghinis, is not yet heard of. The EGOIST is basically the high performance GT-R Spec V (RAYS alloys, carbon fiber bits, titanium exhaust, extra torque etc.) with a luxury interior unlike those you would find in, say, a Bentley Continental GT.
The whole cabin of the EGOIST is worked over in leather; the whole dashboard, doors, roof and whatever your hands could come into contact is trimmed in leather. In fact, Nissan claims that the interior parts are sent to Germany to be trimmed in leather (I kid you not). The seats are double stitched with a quilted pattern and you can choose 4 colors of trim for the upper part of the cabin and up to 10 for the lower part. BOSE provides a high end sound system to cater of the entertainment needs. Even the logo on the steering wheel is hand crafted using the Japanese Maki-e laquer method. This is usually reserved for expensive porcelain vases, and those ultra expensive Namiki fountain pens that looks so intricate and outright beautiful.
The extra luxury and extra bits of performance parts will cost the JDM GT-R EGOIST to cost an estimated 15,000,000Yen or a whopping US$185,000. Compare this with the price for the base GT-R Pure variant and you'd know that Nissan have decided to go Ferrari or even Bentley with its prices. The base GT-R only costs a meagre 8,694,000Yen, or US$107,000. An ultra luxurious Nissan GT-R, it could be Godzilla in a Brioni suit. Go figure.
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-Now compare all the above interior pics with the normal GT-R Spec V interior below-
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