We already knew that the 2009 GT-R will gain five more extra hp, but what we didn’t know is that Europe would get it first. But that’s okay, because this is the first time Europe gets to taste the GT-R, as it get officially launched there today.

Europe’s Godzilla comes with a few more changes. Now stickier Dunlop SP Sport 600 DSST tires are standard. The GT-R is now offered in three different versions: standard, Premium edition and Black Edition. All come with price increased of 3.8 percent

As mentioned before, the 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 gets a bump from 480 PS (473 hp) to 485 PS (478 hp), according to an official statement from Nissan UK. Nissan calls tis a 5 hp bump even though the car is listed as 480 in the states. While trying to split hairs about whether it’s a five or eight extra horses, remember that most testers believe the engine really produces over 500 hp.

In Europe Nissan has already received the maximum 2500 orders for the GT-R, this means that any new customers will have to wait until 2010 to storm the countryside.


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