Updated Nissan GT-R pics leak
Undisguised pictures of the revised Nissan GT-R have leaked onto the internet this week.
Non-aficionados will have to squint to see the difference, but the subtle styling changes include new LED running lights in a reworked front bumper, a modified grille, a revised rear diffuser and lighter alloy wheels.
According to gtrblog.com (which first unveiled the pictures) Nissan will also introduce two new colours to the GT-R range, tentatively named Aurora Flare Blue Pearl and Nebula Opal Black.
The photos - assuming they are real - confirm all these assertions, but as this is a Playstation generation icon, the rumours do not stop there.
It's widely expected that the new GT-R will retain the 3.8-litre turbocharged V6 engine beneath the bonnet of the current car, but it will be tweaked to produce over 500bhp and gain a predictably small efficiency boost.
NAGTROC (the North American GT-R Owners Club) claims that Nissan has also introduced a fuel-save mode into the car's software package that allows you to switch the 4WD model to RWD.
It's an intriguing suggestion, but we'll have to wait for the official details to see if it's accurate and how Nissan intends its customers to utilise such a mode (we can think of one or two ways, but they don't have anything to do with preserving petrol).
There are also speculated alterations to the suspension setup, including the strengthening of components and revised geometry. New spring rates and damper settings should mean better ride quality and composure on the road.
Bigger brakes, the fourth version of Nissan's launch control and a lightly breathed-on interior are all in the offing too, and more than enough to keep the GT-R grapevine singing with rumours until the Japanese manufacturer decides to officially unveil the car to the waiting world.
Consider our collective breath bated.