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The New Unveiled SpecV... Lame?

Click above for a high-res gallery of the Nissan GT-R SpecV

After nearly a year of speculation and spy shots, it's official: the Nissan GT-R SpecV has arrived. The limited edition GT-R is a subtle evolution of the super coupe that's set the world on fire after its introduction last year, and Nissan claims that it offers race car-levels of performance in a street-legal vehicle.

The body mods consist of a carbon fiber rear spoiler, grille and brake ducts, along with an exclusive Ultimate Black Opal paint job. On the inside, a set of carbon fiber Recaro buckets are fitted up front, while the rear seats have been nixed to save a few pounds. Carbon fiber also adorns the center storage box, instrument panel and replaces the majority of the interior trim.

The only substantive engine modification is a new high gear boost controller that increases the amount of compressed oxygen entering the twin-turbo'd 3.8-liter V6 to deliver more torque in mid- to high-range revs. A titanium-coated exhaust and a reworked suspension is fitted underneath, and carbon ceramic brakes hide behind 20-inch NISMO wheels that conspire to reduce unsprung mass and improve braking performance.

Sales begin in Japan at seven pre-selected dealers, with pricing set at 15,750,000 yen. There's no word on whether the GT-R SpecV will make the trek across the Pacific, but we're not holding our breath just yet.

Can you say Lame? Such a huge price jump but sounds like a ton of stuff a normal buyer could EASILY do with way less money. And I think Motor Authority did a proper price translation of $164,633.59 USD, that's f'n unbelievable! That's for special paint, exhuast, some CF body kit, new wheels, rotors, and retune ECU... all for $90K over a regular GTR and this one doesn't even have rear seats... f that give me another GT-R so I can have a buddy of mine race with me, lol.