More power for the 2012 Nissan GT-R, SpecR version image

As we all know, production is set to end soon on the Nissan GT-R as the 2012 JDM (Japanese domestic market) model will be the last. However, looks like the Japanese automaker will provide us with one more upgrade.

According to 7Tune, output from the 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 is set to increase from 530 horsepower up to 560. And to supersede the current Spec V model, a Spec R is said to be in the works, dropping another 70 pounds or so for even more extreme performance.

Testing on the new model has been delayed by the Tsunami disaster that struck Japan back in March, but 7tune.com reports that testing on the Nurburgring for the new GT-R will take place in the fall.

Compared to the old 2010 GT-R, the 2012 model has a new look, new colours, new wheel design and, most important to fans of pure power, 45 more horsepower under the hood. GT-R’s already impressive aerodynamics have been improved for 2012 with downforce increased by about 10% and the coefficient of drag reduced to 0.26 (from 0.27).