With production of the European version of the Nissan GT-R scheduled to start this month in Japan, the company has released new details about the Euro-spec model.

With production of the European version of the Nissan GT-R scheduled to start this month in Japan, the company has released new details about the Euro-spec model.

The GT-R's hand-built 3.8-liter V6 twin-turbo engine gains an additional 5PS for a grand total of 485PS while the torque rating is unchanged at 588Nm. Helping to get all this power to the road will be a set of Dunlop SP Sport 600 DSST tires which were specifically designed for the GT-R. Nissan also went to work on the suspension where they fine-tuned the spring rate settings in order to improve ride quality.

Gun metal grey seven-spoke alloy wheels will be standard equipment for both the GT-R and GT-R Premium Edition, while the Black Edition will feature black wheels. The only other major change on the outside is the addition of a new pearl white exterior color called Storm.

So far the company has already received over 2500 orders for the new GT-R in Europe with nearly half of them coming from the UK. Deliveries for customers who ordered early should begin in April 2009, customers who place an order now will have to shell out an extra £1300 and wait until mid-2010 for delivery.

 

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