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ndwariga
04-09-2008, 02:51 PM
Nissan GT-R V-Spec lap times stun observers

Posted Apr 8th 2008 8:29PM by Michael Harley (http://www.autoblog.com/bloggers/michael-harley)
Filed under: Spy Photos (http://www.autoblog.com/category/spyphotos/), Sports/GTs (http://www.autoblog.com/category/sports/), Supercars (http://www.autoblog.com/category/supercars/), Nissan (http://www.autoblog.com/category/nissan/)

http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2008/04/gtr_vspec_opt.jpg (http://www.autoblog.com/photos/nissan-gt-r-spec-v-spy-shots/740695/)
Click above for a high-res gallery of the Nissan GT-R V-Spec.

The prototype Nissan GT-R V-Spec (http://www.autoblog.com/2008/04/07/spy-shots-nissan-gt-r-spec-v/), wearing the "Victory Specification" designation reserved for the ultra high-performance Nissan GT-R (http://www.autoblog.com/2008/04/04/first-drive-2009-nissan-gt-r/), has been caught lapping the famed Nürburgring at an incredible, if not simply unbelievable, 7:25 per lap. This, according to bystanders trackside. (For comparison, Walter Röhrl lapped the Ring in 7:28 while driving a Porsche Carrera GT in 2004.)

In contrast to the standard Nissan GT-R, that made the run around the 'Ring in 7:38 (http://www.autoblog.com/2007/10/25/video-nissan-gt-r-laps-the-nurburgring-in-7-38/), the GT-R V-Spec has a new front splitter, modified rear spoiler (http://www.gminsidenews.com/forums/#), and different wheels. A more extensive use of carbon fiber has reportedly reduced the weight by upwards of 330 pounds. Of course, Nissan engineers also tweaked the twin-turbo powerplant for another 70 horses... or so. Thanks for the tip, XeroK00L!


Gallery: Nissan GT-R Spec-V - spy shots (http://www.autoblog.com/photos/nissan-gt-r-spec-v-spy-shots/)
http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2008/04/00_gtrspecv_ring_thumbnail.jpg (http://www.autoblog.com/photos/nissan-gt-r-spec-v-spy-shots/740695/)http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2008/04/01_gtrspecv_ring_thumbnail.jpg (http://www.autoblog.com/photos/nissan-gt-r-spec-v-spy-shots/740697/)http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2008/04/02_gtrspecv_ring_thumbnail.jpg (http://www.autoblog.com/photos/nissan-gt-r-spec-v-spy-shots/740696/)http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2008/04/03_gtrspecv_ring_thumbnail.jpg (http://www.autoblog.com/photos/nissan-gt-r-spec-v-spy-shots/740698/)http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2008/04/04_gtrspecv_ring_thumbnail.jpg (http://www.autoblog.com/photos/nissan-gt-r-spec-v-spy-shots/740694/)

[Source: Car (http://www.carmagazine.co.uk/Secret-new-cars/Search-Results/Spyshots/Nissan-GT-R-V-Spec/)] Via GMi