The 2022 Nissan GT-R T-Spec has been officially revealed with two new model variants of which one will be an exclusive limited edition. The pair of Japanese performance cars are expected to go on sale in the local Japanese market by the second half of October this year.
Kicking off the range is the Nissan GT-R T-spec Premium edition which boasts an exclusive cabin design, Rays forged alloy wheels painted in bronze and suspension revisions that take advantage of weight reductions below the springs. An expanded wheel-rim width has increased tyre rigidity which aims to enable smooth and sensitive handling. The Nissan GT-R T-spec Track edition, engineered by Nismo, places a stronger focus on driving performance with its specially equipped exclusive carbon fibre roof and boot lid.
Both Nissan GT-R T-Spec models have been equipped with a set of carbon ceramic brakes, a carbon fibre rear wing, exclusive engine cover and bespoke badging at the front and rear. The duo also introduces two new body colours; Midnight Purple and Millennium Jade. Nissan describes that Midnight Purple is an advanced version of the color used on previous generations of GT-Rs and is inspired by color-shifting of the aurora borealis. Millennium Jade aims to translate sophistication by conveying a quiet but powerful presence.
Nissan explains that the T-spec badge represents the GT-R’s philosophy of leading and shaping the times and is inspired by the words trend and traction.
“As a trend maker, the GT-R is 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 — make it a traction master.”
Under the bonnet, the Nissan GT-R N-Spec retains its VR38DETT twin-turbopetrol 3,8-litre V6 engine which sends 408 kW and 632 N.m of torque to all four wheels via a six-speed dual-clutch transmission.
Just 100 units of each Nissan GT-R T-spec will be produced for exclusive customers. A market introduction for South Africa has not been confirmed but considering the release states that these are Japanese-specific models, this will be unlikely.