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Nissan has confirmed that a Spec-V GT-R is on the way: a more powerful, lighter version of its supercar-eating Godzilla. It sounds mental.

Rumoured to arrive at the Nismo Festival being held at the Fuji Speedway at the end of this month, the Spec-V could put out as much as 580bhp from its twin-turbo 3.8-litre V6 – a full 100bhp up on the already-brutally-quick GT-R.

Those power gains will be achieved through increased turbo boost and a revised ECU and exhaust system, but the upgrades won’t stop there. Plenty of carbon fibre will ensure that the Spec-V will be significantly lighter than the stock GT-R… which could mean we’re looking at a car that’ll hit 60mph in under three seconds. Jeez.

It won’t come cheap, though. The Spec-V is expected to weigh in at around $150,000 in Japan, with European prices as much as double those of the normal GT-R - £100,000 or so here in the UK, then.

If you need convincing that it’ll be worth it, take a look at the video below featuring a few spy shots of a Spec-V prototype taking to the ‘Ring. If the normal GT-R can lap the Nordschliefe in 7m29, how quick is the Spec-V going to be?

It’s not going to impress Porsche, is it?

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