Despite its immense performance, the new Nissan GT-R tips the scales at nearly two-tonnes – it is without doubt the only Achilles heel of this unstoppable beast.
However even before the GT-R has made it into showrooms around the world, Nissan has been busy developing its trademark V-Spec series.
The formula is simple – less weight, more power.
Best estimates at the moment rate the V-Spec edition with at least 410kW – up from 358kW in the standard GT-R.
An equally substantial weight-loss is also anticipated, speculated to be at least 150kg lighter.
In addition to a revised front splitter with integrated air intakes – presumably for the brakes, carbon fibre is expected to replace many of the major body panels to save weight.
The mismatched bonnet colour may also indicate a full carbon-fibre replacement.
The golden Brembo calipers are a no-show on the V-Spec mule, instead revealing an enviable carbon-ceramic setup.
Already blitzing the competition around the now benchmark Nurburgring race track in Germany, Nissan’s objective for the V-Spec is a sub-7.25 minute lap time – 18 seconds faster than the current GT-R.