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After 17 Years, It’s The End Of The Road For The R35 Nissan GT-R



2024 Nissan GT-R T-spec Takumi Edition and 2024 Nissan GT-R Skyline Edition

It’s hard to believe, but the R35 Nissan GT-R has been with us for a whopping 17 years, finally arriving in North America back in 2007. Since its launch, the R35 GT-R has delivered supercar-rivaling performance and excitement for a supercar-beating price tag.

We had a chance to drive a few GT-R’s over the years, and it was an impressive machine, but one that really needed to be on a racetrack to be fully appreciated. Over the years the price rose, that initial $69,850 starting price nearly doubling during its tenure. But it still offered tremendous bang for the buck.

But after more than 17 years of thrilling fans and exhilarating drivers, GT-R production for the North American market will sunset in October. Will it be replaced with an R36 in the future, and if so, will it come to the U.S.? Will the successor be an EV? It’s honestly tough to say what the future holds for the beloved GT-R.

In the meantime, Nissan is closing the chapter for the legendary R35 generation of the Nissan GT-R with two limited-production special editions: The 2024 Nissan GT-R T-spec Takumi Edition and the 2024 Nissan GT-R Skyline Edition. Fewer than 200 units will be available, making this a rare and exclusive exit from the North American market.

Nissan GT-R T-spec Takumi Edition

2024 Nissan GT-R T-spec Takumi Edition

The Nissan GT-R T-spec Takumi Edition honors the eponymous takumi master craftspeople responsible for hand-assembling each GT-R VR38DETT engine. Acknowledging the takumi is an engine badge featuring red-etched writing, and the engine bay will house a gold VIN plate. The red engine badge signifies an elevated level of attention to precise engine tolerances and component balancing during assembly of the twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V6.

Additionally, the T-spec Takumi Edition stuns from every angle with its Midnight Purple paint job – a reference to some of the Skyline/GT-R line’s most iconic special editions. The interior trim is also finished in exclusive Mori Green.

2024 Nissan GT-R T-spec Takumi Edition

Like the standard T-spec, the Takumi Edition also receives several mechanical enhancements, including GT-R NISMO carbon-ceramic brakes, a gold-painted version of the NISMO’s RAYS 20-inch forged wheels, NISMO-tuned Vehicle Dynamic Control and wider front fenders. The 2024 Nissan GT-R T-spec Takumi Edition will MSRP for $152,985.

Nissan GT-R Skyline Edition

The Nissan GT-R Skyline Edition brings the iconic name from Japan to the U.S. and references the abundant beauty found in skylines across Japan. Building on the GT-R Premium, it wears Bayside Blue paint and features a stunning new Sora Blue interior color scheme. Once a staple of the car’s color palette, Bayside Blue was “retired” after the R34-generation GT-R and revived in 2019 for the 50th anniversary edition model.

2024 Nissan GT-R Skyline Edition

Otherwise, the Skyline Edition doesn’t appear to have any other changes. The 2024 Nissan GT-R Skyline Edition will MSRP for $132,985.

It’s a sad day for GT-R enthusiasts everywhere. But don’t lose hope just yet, as the automaker did tease the following message: “Sunsets always come before a new dawn approaches. While the R35 GT-R leaves an unforgettable legacy, Nissan is now hyperfocused on the future and the next era of exciting innovation in performance.”

Sujeet Patel is the founder of Guys Gab, the definitive men's lifestyle blog, and he's one of the biggest car enthusiast you'll ever meet. He's been fortunate enough to turn his passion for cars into a full-time job. Like they say, "If you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life."

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