For ultra exclusivity, Nissan unveiled today the 2012 GT-R “EGOIST” version. Each unit will be almost unique because customers can choose a combination of 20 colors of the interior, and this is just the beginning. One thing will remain the same – the engine.
2012 GT-R Egoist will be powered by the 3.8-litre twin turbocharged V6, a engine that pulls out 530 horsepower (an increase of 45 from the current engine) and 448 lb.-ft. of torque (+14). Linked to a six-speed automatic with paddle shifters, the combination is enough to drag the GT-R to 100 km/h in 3.0 ( sometimes under 3 seconds ) seconds, says Nissan.
EGOIST uses a Titanium exhaust system, also used in the SpecV, providing agile accelerator response and a clear, exhilarating exhaust sound.
Other changes from the production version also include highly rigid front strut bars manufactured from carbon fibers, a larger set of front brake rotors, a brand new set of wheels lighter in weight clad in tires from the house of Dunlop.
For the interior trim, parts are sent to the Seton Company in Germany where leather master craftsmen sew and stick carefully selected leather by hand. Seats are an exclusive quilted design with single and double stitching combined in a reticular pattern.
Prices for the Nissan GT-R Egoist start at 15,000,300 yen ($184,698 USD). In comparison, the base Nissan GT-R in Japan starts at 8,694,000 ($107,049 USD).
Unfortunately, neither of these models is being launched in the U.S. so we all we have are these images to lust over.