Nissan has introduced two new limited edition models of the GT-R super sports car for its domestic market of Japan. The model line-up includes two highly limited variants, the GT-R Premium Edition T-spec and GT-R Track Edition Engineered by NISMO T-spec. All are scheduled to go on sale in Japan only (for now) in the second half of October.
Based on the 2021 Nissan GT-R, the two T-spec limited editions are specially equipped with carbon-ceramic brakes, a carbon-fibre rear spoiler, a bespoke engine cover, and an exclusive badge for front and rear. Just 100 units of the limited-edition models are planned for sale, with successful purchasers selected by lot.
Two new body colours, Midnight Purple and Millennium Jade, have been added to the T-spec options. Midnight Purple is an advanced version of the colour used on previous generations of GT-Rs and is inspired by colour-shifting of the aurora borealis, while Millennium Jade is designed to “exudes sophistication and conveys a quiet, yet powerful presence”.
According to Nissan, the name T-spec represents the GT-R’s philosophy of leading and shaping the times and is inspired by the words trend and traction. Nissan believes the GT-R is a trend maker, created to always be ahead of the times, and the car’s ability to drive with robust grip — a key characteristic engineers have always worked hard on — makes it a traction master.
The Nissan GT-R Premium Edition T-spec also has an exclusive interior design, Rays forged alloy wheels (bronze), and suspension that takes advantage of weight reductions below the springs. An expanded wheel-rim width has increased tire rigidity, improving on-limit handling.
Developed with a focus on track driving performance, the GT-R Track Edition engineered by NISMO T-spec is specially equipped with an exclusive carbon-fibre roof and boot lid. The GT-R Track Edition engineered by Nismo is based on the standard GT-R model enhanced with Nismo technology.
Powering both the special edition GT-R models is a twin turbo 3.8 litre V6 engine with 419kW of power and 632Nm of torque. Drive is channeled to all four wheels via a 6-speed dual-clutch transmission.