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

Posted Apr 8th 2008 8:29PM by Michael Harley (
Filed under: Spy Photos (, Sports/GTs (, Supercars (, Nissan ( (
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The prototype Nissan GT-R V-Spec (, wearing the "Victory Specification" designation reserved for the ultra high-performance 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 (, the GT-R V-Spec has a new front splitter, modified rear spoiler (, 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 ( ( ( ( ( (

[Source: Car (] Via GMi