The Nissan GT-R has been highly acclaimed for its handling and overall performance since its introduction in 2007. However, while the GT-R could certainly compete with the best supercars in terms of performance, it fell short in the interior department. Nissan aims to remedy this situation with the introduction of the GT-R EGOIST in early 2011. This luxury version of the Nissan GT-R will be sold for ¥15,000,300 in Japan and other markets of the world. A US release is not planned, however.
Featuring an interior completely covered in leather, the Nissan GT-R EGOIST offers a combination of 20 interior color choices: four upper area interior colors and 10 lower area interior colors. The interior parts are sent to a German interior company, where leather master craftsmen sew and stick carefully selected leather by hand. This mastery is visible especially in the seats, which feature an exclusive quilted design with single and double stitching combined in a reticular pattern.
The EGOIST's interior is further upgraded with a unique Bose sound system that is tuned according to the driving position of each driver. The system features specially developed carbon composite-based woofers, which can cancel vibrations through their high rigidity and damping.
On the outside, the Nissan GT-R EGOIST is distinguished from its less-luxurious siblings by a carbon rear wing borrowed from the SpecV to provide more stability at high speeds, and lighweight RAYS forged aluminum wheels also shared with the SpecV.
The GT-R EGOIST comes powered by the VR38DETT of the standard GT-R, which has been upgraded for 2011 and now features 530 hp. While power remains unchanged, the EGOIST receives a titanium exhaust system shared with the SpecV for a beefier sound.