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New Sasol GTC cars set for thrills

The iconic Grand Prix Circuit will present a new challenge to the GTC drivers as they tackle the country’s fastest racetrack on June 16.

Suzuki’s new Swift hatch and sedan in SA

Suzuki kicks off its new model assault with an all new Swift hatchback and standalone sedan called the Dzire.

409kW Nissan GT-R coming!

2008-05-29 08:38
Nissan GT-R V-Spec

issan has also set a sub-7 minute 25 second Nürburgring goal for the GT-R V-Spec, which is 18 seconds faster than the current car!

Nissan is to give it's thrilling GT-R even more muscle. A hotter V-Spec derivative is currently undergoing testing and it is set to take the performance car market by storm.

Apparently Nissan has also set a sub-7 minute 25 second Nürburgring goal for the GT-R V-Spec, which is 18 seconds faster than the current car!

The GT-R V-Spec's turbocharged engine will see an increase in boost, raising output to at least 409kW - up from the standard GT-R's 353kW.

The newcomer will get a revised front splitter, which sports some additional air intake slits, presumably to feed more cooling air to the brakes.

New six-spoke wheels also house what appear to be a revised braking system. The golden Brembo brake callipers were an ever-present feature even on the first GT-R prototypes, but they're a no-show on this tester.

A closer look at the prototype's brakes reveal that the road-going GT-R V-Spec will likely use a carbon-ceramic setup.

The standard GT-R is no featherweight. And while it obviously overcomes any weight penalty in heroic fashion, it's compelling to imagine a GT-R that's some 150kg lighter. The V-Spec is rumoured to shave at least that much weight thanks to the use of carbon fibre body panels, and other assorted techniques.

The prototype photographed has a portion of its rear wing blacked-out, suggesting it is one of the carbon fibre pieces that will make up the V-Spec package.

 

 

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