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Nissan has revealed a small annual upgrade for the GT-R over in Japan, and while it doesn't sound like much, rumors are circulating that the company is preparing to end production of the iconic sports car. It's been a long time running for the R35 generation, as this model first debuted back in 2007.


The changes are modest for what could be the R35's last year on sale. Following a recent refresh that came for the 2024 model year, the exterior goes on unchanged. The interior also remains the same as before, save for an eye-catching new Blue Heaven upholstery option for the GT-R Premium Edition.



Beneath the sheetmetal, the Premium Edition T-Spec and Track Edition add new weight-balanced piston rings, connecting rods, and crank shafts that are carried over from the Nismo Special Edition. The twin-turbo 3.8 liter V6 engine continues to produce 565 hp in standard form, while the higher-end Nismo still delivers 600 hp. The 2025 GT-R also features an aluminum plaque honoring who built each car, and there is a gold plate near the engine bay that denotes the chassis number.


Prices in Japan start at $97,700 for the Pure Edition, followed by the $105,400 Premium Edition and eye-watering $207,000 Nismo Special Edition. JDM deliveries are expected to start in June, and a report from Japan's Mag-X has claimed that only 1,500 units will be built. Nissan hasn't yet confirmed whether that is true.


As for what's next after this R35 generation reportedly bows out at the end of the year, Nissan is planning a new generation based on last year's Hyper Force concept car. It will be fully electric (an ICE variant remains to be seen), and those within Nissan are suggesting that production could start before the decade's end. That means we will be without a flagship sports car from the brand for a good while.



Image Credits: Nissan
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Mar 23, 2024
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2025 Nissan GT-R Launches In Japan, Could Mark The End Of Godzilla's Reign

An unconfirmed report suggests that only 1,500 units will be made this year.

Nissan has revealed a small annual upgrade for the GT-R over in Japan, and while it doesn't sound like much, rumors are circulating that the company is preparing to end production of the iconic sports car. It's been a long time running for the R35 generation, as this model first debuted back in 2007.


The changes are modest for what could be the R35's last year on sale. Following a recent refresh that came for the 2024 model year, the exterior goes on unchanged. The interior also remains the same as before, save for an eye-catching new Blue Heaven upholstery option for the GT-R Premium Edition.



Beneath the sheetmetal, the Premium Edition T-Spec and Track Edition add new weight-balanced piston rings, connecting rods, and crank shafts that are carried over from the Nismo Special Edition. The twin-turbo 3.8 liter V6 engine continues to produce 565 hp in standard form, while the higher-end Nismo still delivers 600 hp. The 2025 GT-R also features an aluminum plaque honoring who built each car, and there is a gold plate near the engine bay that denotes the chassis number.


Prices in Japan start at $97,700 for the Pure Edition, followed by the $105,400 Premium Edition and eye-watering $207,000 Nismo Special Edition. JDM deliveries are expected to start in June, and a report from Japan's Mag-X has claimed that only 1,500 units will be built. Nissan hasn't yet confirmed whether that is true.


As for what's next after this R35 generation reportedly bows out at the end of the year, Nissan is planning a new generation based on last year's Hyper Force concept car. It will be fully electric (an ICE variant remains to be seen), and those within Nissan are suggesting that production could start before the decade's end. That means we will be without a flagship sports car from the brand for a good while.



Image Credits: Nissan

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