These are the first live shots of the $160,000 Nissan GT-R SpecV taken as the purple monster reached its short-lived home at a Tokyo dealer.
Nissan calls this color “Ultimate Black Opal” but we’re just going to call it purple. Still, the GT-R SpecV is manly enough to pull it off. The SpecV receives firmer suspension, carbon ceramic brakes and lighter wheels over the standard GT-R, while a huge amount of carbon fiber is employed to lower the vehicle’s overall weight. Engine upgrades are limited to the mysterious “high gear boost control device” which should temporarily up the boost pressure for what Nissan Japan says is “a more powerful feeling of acceleration.”
We’re still waiting for official power and weight figures, but these live shots are a good indication that we’ll know those details soon. For a bunch more live shots visit [Motor Authority]