As expected, the latest Nissan GT-R model is simply another limited edition, without any changes to performance and styling. For the latest improvement under the MY2022 (model year 2022), Nissan is introducing the GT-R T-spec to the Japanese market, limited to just 100 units.
The MY2022 Nissan GT-R, which is only scheduled to go on sale in late October, adds two limited grades- the GT-R Premium T-spec and the GT-R Track Edition T-spec. Both T-spec limited editions gain a carbon-ceramic braking system, a carbon-fibre rear spoiler and exclusive T-spec emblems.
Nissan has also reworked the suspension and damping characteristics of the GT-R T-spec editions for better comfort and stability. The GT-R Track Edition T-spec meanwhile adds a roof panel and trunk lid made from lightweight carbon fibre, reducing 20 kg of kerb weight.
When asked what T-spec meant, Chief Product Specialist of the Nissan GT-R, Hiroshi Tamura, comically answered, “No, the T is not for my name, Tamura, but I feel I should say yes to that question (chuckles),”
“The name T-spec comes from TM-spec, a secret engineering code we originally used while we were developed this. We put TM for this R35 for trend making, a milestone for new trend as well as traction master (maximum traction from 4WD technology),” continued Tamura. The Nissan GT-R T-spec editions will also be made available with two re-introduced colours from the older Skyline GT-R palette.
The introduction of Millennium Jade and Midnight Purple colours make them the second and third “heritage” colours after the introduction of the Bayside Blue in the MY2020 model.
In a Question and Answer (QnA) session with the key project executives, Nissan said both colours were specially re-formulated to suit the shape of the R35 Nissan GT-R as well as the painting process that now involves more environmentally friendly processes and materials.
The Midnight Purple that was last used in the R33 Nissan Skyline GT-R is an advanced version of the colour and now incorporates colour-shifting pigments, inspired by the naturally occurring aurora borealis phenomenon.
For the Millennium Jade paintwork, more grey shade has been added to match the contours of the R35 Nissan GT-R. Nissan also said the Japanese customers are especially sensitive to green thus plenty of fine-tuning of the colour was needed.
The GT-R Premium T-spec comes equipped with 20-inch forged Rays rims in bronze finishing, while the GT-R Track Edition T-spec has its forged Rays rims in Nismo Racing Black. Gold is meanwhile used on the engine cover and door sill plates for both variants.
While a few exterior colours are available, the interior of the Nissan GT-R Premium T-spec edition only comes finished with a specially-developed green theme and a black headlining with special stitching. The GT-R Track Edition T-spec is finished in a black interior with a pair of Recaro seats.
Under the bonnet lies the venerable twin-turbocharged V6 VR38DETT engine displacing 3.8-litres with a maximum output of 570 hp and 637 Nm of torque. Power is sent to a six-speed dual-clutch transmission mounted on the rear axle, and then redistributing a portion to the front axle via the ATTESA E-TS all-wheel drive system.
The lighter and more performance-focused Nissan GT-R Nismo with 600 hp and 652 Nm of torque was unveiled earlier in April. All variants are said to complete the century sprint benchmark in 2.8 seconds.
Prices for the MY2022 Nissan GT-R begins at JPY 10.83 million (approx. RM408k), with the T-spec editions commanding a premium of over JPY 3 million (approx. RM135k) versus their “regular” variants, with the GT-R Premium T-spec starting from JPY 15.9 million (approx. RM600k).