The 2021 Nissan GT-R T-spec Finally Gets the Midnight Purple Paint Job We've Always Wanted

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Photo credit: Nissan

Nissan has revealed yet another GT-R variant early Tuesday called the T-spec, meant to slot above the Premium trim in the supercar's lineup. Using the same twin-turbo V-6 AWD powertrain as the rest of the GT-R lineup, T-spec cars feature a number of exclusive performance and cosmetic upgrades, including the availability of two legendary Skyline paint colors, Midnight purple and Millennium jade.

The name T-spec is inspired by the words "trend" and "traction," according to Nissan. "As a trend-maker, the GT-R is created to always be ahead of the times, and the car’s ability to drive with robust grip—a key characteristic engineers have always worked hard on—make it a traction master," reads the global press release.

Under the hood of the GT-R T-spec is the same hand-built VR38DETT 3.8-liter twin-turbo V-6 making 565 hp and 467 lb-ft of torque going to all four wheels via a six-speed dual-clutch transmission mounted at the rear of the car. The real upgrades lie in the body and braking system.

T-spec GT-Rs get wider front fenders sourced from the GT-R Track Edition, as well as carbon-ceramic brakes and accompanying ducting from the GT-R Nismo. There are also gold-painted Rays forged alloy wheels, body-colored door mirrors, black hood ducts, and exclusive badging. Inside, T-spec cars get a funky "Mori green" interior layout that includes leather-appointed seats with pearl suede accents and an Alcantara headliner.

The biggest changes, though, are the two exclusive color options. Midnight purple, which originally appeared on the R33-generation Skyline GT-R, is back for 2021. Nissan says this is a modern interpretation of the color inspired by the "color-shifting of the aurora borealis." There's also Millennium jade, a color that first appeared on the GT-R V-Spec II Nür, an ultra-rare variant of the R34.

Nissan says the T-spec will be available in the U.S. this winter with extremely limited availability, but did not give an exact production number. Pricing will start at $138,490 plus a destination fee of $1795.

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