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2011 Nissan GT-R Vspec


I refuse to call it Spec V. From Car and Driver

"Larry Dominique, Nissan North America vice president in charge of product planning, says he wants to see how the regular GT-R plays out and save the Spec V for when the buzz dies down and demand starts to fall off"

"Volumes for the Spec V will be even smaller than the limited run for the GT-R. And if customers are clamoring for the higher-performance version from day one, Dominique says he is fine with years of anticipation."

Some platform sharing news for Infiniti...

"In addition to the Spec V, the platform will yield products for Infiniti, Nissan’s luxury brand. We likely will get our first glimpse of what’s to come with a new full-size Infiniti concept slated to be unveiled in less than a year. It will reflect the brand’s new design language for the second generation of Infiniti products. And, presumably, it fills the division’s need for a flagship as Nissan continues to roll out its luxury brand globally and aims to make it a true tier-one luxury marque."

The platform makes more sense if you can build more cars on the same platform.

I think from here things will change fairly dramatically in the world. Lets see how this whole $5 a gallon gasoline thing plays out. Lots of places in the world are already more than $5 a gallon,but here in the US, its going to take a little while for people to get used to.

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Merritt Johnson said...

Spec V... heh... I'm not sure that most people in Nissan even know the difference, or reasoning, behind the Vspec/Spec V moniker.

Sean Morris said...

V Spec = Victory Specifications. It was done for the R32 GT-R, Group A racing. They upgraded the brakes and suspension.

Spec V ? Thats a Sentra. Nissan USA had to use it, as Japan wouldnt let them use V Spec on a lowly Sentra.

Item Reviewed: 2011 Nissan GT-R Vspec Rating: 5 Reviewed By: Sean Morris