The Nissan GT-R is now dead

  • Nissan launched two limited edition variants of the 2024 R35 GT-R
  • These will be the final models of the car in the US
  • Only 200 units of these will be made

Published on Jun 17, 2024 at 4:02 PM (UTC+4)
by Siddharth Dudeja

Last updated on Jun 17, 2024 at 6:05 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Tom Wood

It’s a sad time for enthusiasts because after 17 years, the R35-generation Nissan GT-R is going out of production in the United States, and Nissan launched two limited-edition variants of the 2024 model.

These limited variants will be the last of the iconic GT-R for US customers, and there will not be a 2025 spec.

That’s not the case for Japan, though — the Japanese market will get a 2025 model, which will be its last.

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The legacy of the Nissan GT-R

Every enthusiast knows and appreciates the Nissan GT-R, and when it first came out in 2007, it immediately caught everyone’s attention.

That’s because it was a beast, and it was certainly powerful.

Its 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 was out to turn heads because it produced 473 hp and 430 lb-ft of torque.

Over the course of almost two decades, the car didn’t get many fancy makeovers.

But special editions and modifications are what everyone likes about the GT-R.

Moreover, the Japanese automaker didn’t leave the car’s fans to be hung out to dry.

Although the US market gets two new special editions, there will only be so many of them.

The automaker mentioned that it will only send out 200 units, most of which will likely go to collectors in a jiffy.

Nissan’s next move is inevitably the electrification of its lineup, as it recently announced it won’t spend more money on gas engines.

GT-R comes in a T-Spec Takumi Edition and a Skyline Edition

The two special editions offer slight upgrades over the 2024 R35 model, but they’re just here to bid farewell.

First off, the T-Spec Takumi Edition is a tweaked-out modification of the 2024 GT-R T-Spec, with an exclusive Midnight Purple respray and carbon-ceramic brakes.

To mark the limited edition, it also gets a new and shiny set of wheels and a unique set of badges.

Similarly, based on the base ‘Premium’ variant of the 2024 R35, the Skyline Edition features an exclusive Bayside Blue color with a special interior covered in a Sora Blue shade.

Both of these limited edition variants of the Nissan GT-R draw power from a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 engine that gives out 565 horses.

A six-speed dual-clutch transmission routes all the power through all four wheels.

If you’re a fan, you can try to get your hands on one of these, but if anything, it won’t be easy.


Siddharth Dudeja

Siddharth is a tech nerd with a secret love of all things cars. He has been writing for a few years now, and on his free time you would find him gaming when he's not procrastinating.