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2012 Nissan GT-R Egoist Edition

Thanks to an order guide released by Nissan , we have the skinny on just the type of edition Nissan is offering for those GT-R lovers that require a little more luxury for their driving experience. Along with five other version of the GT-R - "Pure Edition," "Black Edition," "Premium Edition," "SpecV," and "ClubTrack" - Nissan will be offering the "EGOIST" model. This model is the first and only Nissan GT-R in the world exclusively created by Takumi, or "master with greatest skills."

This unique edition will provide a great amount of interior and exterior modifications to provide the ultimate GT-R. Each unit will be unique, as customers will be able to choose from a combination of 20 interior colors, and that is just the beginning.

Power for the EGOIST edition will continue to be provided by the standard 3.8-liter V6 twin turbo engine with 530 HP at 6,400rpm and a maximum torque of 612Nm delivered from 3,200 to 6,000 rpm. All this means is that Nissan has focused more on the look of this version, while saving the power upgrades for the Club Track edition.

Prices for the 2012 Nissan GT-R EGOIST will be announced closer to its official market launch, but check out the details after the jump to see what Nissan has in store for their latest GT-R.

Update 02/08/2011: Nissan has revealed new images of the special edition GT-R Egoist. Also we have the official performance numbers: a sprint from 0 to 60 mph made in 3.046 seconds while top speed is 195 mph.

Exterior and Interior

Nissan GT-R Egoist Edition

The difference between a standard GT-R and the Egoist version is provided by a black carbon rear spoiler (also used in the SpecV) that provides stable aerodynamic performance. The car sits on lightweight and highly rigid forged aluminum-alloy wheels offered in five-layer Blue Sword Chrome Color Coating. The exterior look is finished by a Titanium exhaust system.

The most impressive changes,however, have been made on the interior. Customers can choose a combination of interior colors among 20 choices, four upper area interior colors, and 10 lower area interior colors. Seat Seat s are an exclusive quilted design with single and double stitching combined in a reticular pattern. Enhanced body grip performance (suitable for racing circuit driving), smoothness, and fit are all provided.

A very interesting feature of the interior is a Wajima Lacquer (Maki-e) GT-R Emblem placed on the center of the steering wheel that changes its beautiful coloring of Maki-e changes as time goes by.

Customers will also get a special Bose Precision Sound System with carbon composite-based woofers, which can cancel vibrations through their high rigidity and damping. In addition, sound quality is adjusted by Bose exclusively for each owner, depending on individual driving position.

Engine

Nissan GT-R Egoist Edition

Under the hood there is the same engine as in any standard GT-R: a 3.8-liter V6 twin turbo engine that delivers a total of 530hp at 6,400rpm and 612Nm of torque at 3,200 - 6,000rpm. Mated to a 6 speed dual clutch transmission, the engine will sprint the GT-R from 0 to 60 mph in just 3 seconds, all this with a fuel consumption of only 8.5km/L.

When Can I Get One?

Nissan GT-R Egoist Edition

The 2012 Nissan GT-R EGOIST edition will be a Japan-only model and will be available in February 2011 at a starting price of 15,000,300 Yen (about US$184,500 at the current rates).

Competition

Nissan GT-R

The Nissan GT-R EGOIST still has to be cautious of the 911 Turbo, even in Japan. The Turbo is powered by a 3.8 Liter engine that develops 500 HP and 516 lb-ft of torque with the Sport Chrono Package. This allows the Porsche to sprint from 0 to 60 MPH in only 3.4 seconds and reach a 194 MPH top speed. For 2011, Porsche has come out with the 911 Turbo S that boosts the power output to 530Hp, matching that of the 2012 GT-R. Of course, with this special little GT-R, Nissan Nissan also adds more luxury and technology to the mix, giving the GT-R that extra edge. Working against the EGOIST is its price, as the EGOIST runs at about $184,500 while the Porsche Turbo Porsche Turbo is priced at $132,800 and the Turbo S at $160,700. We think we’ll stay with the standard GT-R. That one’s plenty awesome in our books, and it starts at $89,950.

LOVE IT
  • luxurious, but sporty interior, with lots of options to choose from
  • cool sound system
  • rear wing and titanium exhaust system
LEAVE IT
  • we would also preferred an engine update
  • still no manual transmission
  • fuel consumption is still a problem

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52 comments:

I guess this is the most luxurious GT-R I’ve seen. Because most of the GT-R I saw is sporty black interior and fitter with hundreds of sensors and highly advanced computer system.

Even though it is a good-looking vehicle, I must say that I would as yet prefer to have a Porsche rather with this Nissan because for the fact that this car still has a problem on its fuel consumption.

The good thing in this one is they allow the buyer different options on what materials to be used in this car, but I notice that this car is a gas guzzler. I think people will not consider this one because of that.

Hmm, pretty odd name for the project. But, looking at the whole project, this one really stands out as a unique build, really egoistic if you ask me.

I’m a very big fan of Nissan GT. And remembering the great beginning of GTR it is incredibly awesome! GTR makes a wonderful speed due to continuous modification and upgrade!

The only difference of this car to the GTR is the spoilers! BTW, i don’t find the speed performance of this car impressive! Hey! V6 technology is already outdated!

Yes, i do agree that this car has a luxurious and cool sound system. And aside from the upgrade in the exterior I do hope that they bother to modify the engine as well.

It’s nice that they point out a major problem about this car, the fuel consumption is relatively high with the power packed engine. I think that this is already a good setup, if your lowered the fuel consumption, does it also take some power away from the engine?.

Recently, i have read that, on the first years of the GT-R, it was snob due to "uninvolving" factor. But When they make a came back Nissan give us a
"BANG". Then after that, i think everyone gets crazy on GT-R. And later on it was called the "Godzilla" or the baddest sportscar on Asia.smiley

All this means is that Nissan has focused more on the look of this version, while saving the power upgrades for the Club Track edition.

The car sits on lightweight and highly rigid forged aluminum-alloy wheels offered in five-layer Blue Sword Chrome Color Coating. The exterior look is finished by a Titanium exhaust system.

The titanium looks of Nissan 2012 makes the car more interesting,It has a unique of style that stands out compare to other automobile.

I really like the changes made of production of new nissan GT-R. It is amazing to know that the speed accuracy is carry a huge impact in terms of performance..

I suggest if it will add some sort of revision of this new Nissan GT-R Egoist will enhance more good looks,But i hope the standard and the high quality will remain the same?.

Whereas.,,the difference between a standard GT-R and the Egoist version is provided by a black carbon rear spoiler also used in the Spec that provides stable aerodynamic performance..

This is very interesting car.,,why?..the standard quality from the interior to the exterior based on the image above it provides a very satisfaction of the customers needs and demands..

Customers really admire and boost their confidence with the new modern Nissan-GT-R..It looks like they found what they are looking for the out most car made..

A very interesting.,, feature of the interior is a Wajima Lacquer (Maki-e) GT-R Emblem placed on the center of the steering wheel that changes its beautiful coloring of Maki-e changes as time goes by..

A very interesting.,, feature of the interior is a Wajima Lacquer (Maki-e) GT-R Emblem placed on the center of the steering wheel that changes its beautiful coloring of Maki-e changes as time goes by..

I really like the concept of the new Nisssan GT-R Egoist Edition,..The natural simplicity is there,..although it has the upgrade version of it.,,there’s a good and modern simplicity.

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