Nissan's Iconic R35 GT-R Takes Its Final Bow with a Limited Edition Lineup for 2025

18/03/2024 - 20:34 | ,  ,   | IAB Team

In the fast-paced world of automotive engineering, longevity is a rare feat. Yet, against the odds, the Nissan R35 GT-R has defied the march of time for an impressive 17 years. Since its inception, this super sports car has remained a stalwart competitor, its performance and prowess still commanding respect despite minimal changes over the years. Now, as whispers of its impending retirement grow louder, Nissan bids farewell to its legendary R35 GT-R with a final tribute - a limited edition lineup for the 2025 model year, available exclusively in its home market of Japan.

2025 Nissan Gtr R35 Front Quarter

While the changes for the 2025 model year may seem modest at first glance, they are imbued with significance for enthusiasts and collectors alike. The base mode receives a subtle yet striking update in the form of the new Blue Heaven interior colorway. Meanwhile, the higher-tier Track Edition engineered by NISMO and the exclusive T-Spec variants receive a performance boost with weight-balanced piston rings, con-rods, and crankshafts, previously reserved for the elite GT-R NISMO Special Edition.

2025 Nissan Gtr R35 Steering Wheel

However, it is the top-tier NISMO variants that truly steal the spotlight. Building upon the formidable foundation of the GT-R, these models are equipped with an array of enhancements that elevate performance to unprecedented levels. A fully exposed carbon aero kit adorns the exterior, featuring vented carbon fiber components that not only enhance aerodynamics but also exude a sense of raw aggression. From the carbon fiber hood to the rear wing, every element is meticulously crafted to optimize performance and aesthetics.

2025 Nissan Gtr R35 Engine

Underneath the hood lies a powertrain that epitomizes Nissan's commitment to pushing boundaries. The NISMO-tuned twin-turbo V6 engine now delivers an exhilarating 600 horsepower propelling the GT-R into supercar territory with blistering acceleration and unmatched agility. Coupled with high-performance mechanical limited-slip differentials and Brembo carbon ceramic brakes, the NISMO variants offer a driving experience that is nothing short of electrifying.

2025 Nissan Gtr R35 Rear Quarter

Beyond performance enhancements, the NISMO variants boast a range of bespoke features that cater to the discerning enthusiast. NISMO Recaro leather seats cradle occupants in comfort and support during spirited drives, while a NISMO-spec suspension ensures razor-sharp handling and precise control through every corner. From the exclusive aluminum certification plates to the gold-colored number plates proudly displayed in the engine bay, every detail serves as a testament to the GT-R's storied legacy.

Regrettably, this R35 GT-R will be limited to its native shores, with the JDM-only 2025 Nissan GT-R R35 set for release in June of this year. As enthusiasts around the world bid farewell to an icon, they do so with a mixture of nostalgia and admiration for a car that has defined an era of automotive excellence. Though the road ahead may be uncertain, one thing remains clear - the legacy of the Nissan GT-R will endure for generations to come, a testament to the enduring spirit of innovation and performance that defines the marque.


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