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If 523 hp, one of the world's most advanced four-wheel drive chassis, and
supercar rarity value are not enough, Nissan has the answer: the Egoist, the
ultimate expression of the famed GT-R, lovingly created for each owner using
only the finest materials.
This exclusive version - specially created by 'father' of the GT-R, chief
vehicle engineer Kazutoshi Mizuno - has a hand-crafted interior using only the
best quality hides, a Bose sound system tailored to the owner's exact dimensions
and other features that showcase ancient Japanese art forms.
Such is the
care and attention to detail given to every aspect of the car that the
hand-painted badge on the steering wheel, for example, takes several days to
It is little wonder, then, that the Nissan GT-R Egoist, which is
built only to special order, is reassuringly expensive and, as a result, is
aimed at a very select audience.
"Exclusivity is something the wealthy
have come to expect. And while the standard GT-R will never be commonplace, the
Egoist combines genuine rarity with the most exclusive materials," said Pierre Loing,
Vice President Product Strategy and Planning, Nissan International SA.
"It is meticulously assembled by hand-picked craftsmen and thanks to the range
of interior and exterior color combinations available it is unlikely that two
GT-R Egoist models will ever be exactly the same."
The Egoist has been
developed from the 2011 version of the Euro-spec Nissan GT-R, which itself
boasts a number of significant improvements to the engine, chassis and
Revisions to the twin turbocharged 3.8-liter V6 give more
power and torque - up from 485 to 523 hp and 588 to 612 Nm respectively - along
with lower emissions and improved fuel consumption. Enhanced aerodynamics have
increased downforce by 10 per cent while chassis and
damper changes have sharpened the handling and smoothed the ride.
Nissan GT-R Egoist (Euro-spec): Review (2/2)