2012 Nissan GT-R to receive increased power and Spec R variant

2012 Nissan GT-R to receive increased power and Spec R variant

The R35 Nissan GT-R is now firmly in its twilight years after first reaching the market back in 2007. To keep sales strong the Japanese carmaker is set to push out the GT-R’s power figures even more and add a new, final edition to the current model range.

Apparently the upcoming 2012 R35 GT-R will get a power increase of a further 22kW over the the current model. This will boost total output to 418kW with a thumping 661Nm of torque.

If that wasn’t enough to get Godzilla fans going all funny, there’s also a new top dog version in the works – the Spec R. This new Spec R model is set to supersede the current Spec V model and will receive further weight reduction of between 30kg and 40kg. It will also come packing some bling under the bonnet with a gold engine cover to trump the red one on the Spec V.

The new Spec R version and power updates may be the result of the delay of a next-generation GT-R which has been caused by this year’s earthquake in Japan. The quake has pushed testing of the new model back by several months and its launch date accordingly. The 2012 GT-R is expected to offer the final and most powerful iterations of the R35 before its successor finally arrives.

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