|Nissan GT-R SpecV (GT Academy Version) '09|
|Appears in||Gran Turismo 5|
|Type in GT5||Premium|
|Max Power||478 BHP|
|Performance Points||537 PP|
|Max Torque||433.97 ft-lb|
|Top Speed||208mph (334kph) (MAX)|
|Weight||1,680 kilograms (3,700 lb)|
|Power/Weight Ratio||3.51 kg (7.7 lb) per horsepower|
It is an alternate variant of the Nissan GT-R SpecV '09, which was used in some of the training in GT Academy, Polyphony's competition to find the best gamers in the world and transform them into racers. It differs from its regular counterpart for the addition of some GT Academy decals.
It only appears in Gran Turismo 5.
The Nissan GT-R (R35) has been hailed all over the world as one of the most impressive and fastest sports cars in existence. Taking things one step further was the "Spec V" high performance version that went on sale in February 2009. This model was created for people who felt more at home driving on racetracks than public roads.
Unavailable in the U.S., the price for the GT-R Spec V in Japan was also impressive, costing 7.14 million yen more than the standard model. It's price of 15.75 million yen equated to roughly US$150,000 according to the exchange rates at the time. Upon first glance, you can hardly tell the difference between the Spec V and the stock car: Both were equipped with the same 478 BHP twin-turbocharged 3.8 liter inline-6, 6-speed automatic gearbox and all-wheel drive. But you needed to look deeper to find the true reason for the Spec V's existence, among them were the carbon brake discs, aluminum forged wheels and Bilstein suspensions with new settings.
The Spec V's engine had a feature called "High Geared Boost" system, which raised turbo pressure for 80 seconds, providing 433.9 lb-ft of maximum torque and greatly improving torque from 3200 to 5200 rpm. This came in handy when accelerating out of corners. The exhaust system was redesigned to reduce exhaust resistance and improve cooling . Also helping to cool the car down were a new carbon front grille and brake cooling ducts. A new spoiler and diffuser highlighted changes to the rear to help air flow.
Look inside the cabin and you'll see that the car was transformed from a 2+2 to a two-seater with carbon bucket seats. As a result, the car weighed a full 60 kg lighter than the standard GT-R which tipped the scales at 1740 kg. The GT-R Spec V was to the GT-R what the GT2 or GT3 was to the Porsche 911. This particular car is outfitted with a "GT Academy" livery.
Despite being a Premium Car, this car cannot be purchased. However, it can be won by getting all gold in the S License tests.