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Embargo breaks happen only too often, and this time around the honour befalls the upcoming Nissan GT-R. Up untill today, the only pictures we were able to show you were cleverly disguised prototypes in teaser shots and video games. MotorTrend (whether intentionally or not) have broken one of the biggest stories for the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show, Motor Authority was quick to react and posted the MotorTrend December front cover on their blog (see source link).
The front cover not only clearly displays the Nissan GT-R but also reveals a few vital statistics for the Porsche 911 Turbo competitor (there are speculations of the Nissan GT-R being able to lap the 'Ring in 7.38!). Starting with the Nissan GT-R's 0 – 60 time, an astonishing 3.5 seconds. A quarter mile should take no longer than 11.7 seconds and maybe most surprising the price... under USD 80,000, which is either way lower than the previously rumoured USD 94,000 for the flagship, or way higher than the USD 57,000 base model. Only time will tell how much Nissan will be charging US customers.
Next week we will know for sure whether the engine is indeed a turbocharged 3.8 liter V6 with Dual-Clutch gearbox and latest ATESSA all-wheel drive. Rumours are still that the Nissan GT-R will come in three guises, a 480hp base and V-Spec version while the top-of-the-line EVO version is expected to have 530hp.
UPDATE: It seems autoweek.com didn't want to be left trailing behind in Motortrend's dust and have published a whole batch of photos, so check out the mini album to the right for even more images.
UPDATED Update: Photo removed at the request of MotorTrend