2025 Nissan R35 GT-R Unveiled with Stunning Appearance as it Nears 18th Anniversary

March 22nd, 2024 by

Nissan of Fort Pierce 2025 Nissan R35 GT-R

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Even though the fabled R35-generation Nissan GT-R experienced styling updates for the 2024 model year, there has been speculation about Godzilla’s future. That said, there is going to be a 2025 model year for Nissan’s flagship sports coupe, though right now it is only official in Japan. The 2025 GT-R expands some of the upgrades previously found in Nismo Special Edition cars, adds a new interior color, and incorporates special badges. Still responsible for powering the R35 GT-R is Nissan’s VR38DETT engine. In base trim, this 3.8-liter V-6 accelerates up to 565 horsepower and generates 467 pound-feet of torque through a six-speed automatic transmission in the United States. That figure jumps to 600 ponies and 481 pound-feet of torque in the Nismo configuration. 

Updates for the GT-R

Nissan noted two alterations for the Japanese-market car, one aiming at performance and the other at future collectability. In Japan, the Nissan GT-R Track Edition and the GT-R Premium Edition T-Spec will receive new crankshafts, new connecting rods, and high precision weight-balancing piston rings that were previously only available on the GT-R Nismo Special Edition. Nissan did not announce how much power this internal hardware adds to those models, but the company declared it will make for “snappier revs and faster turbo spooling.”

Both the GT-R Premium Edition T-Spec and the GT-R Track Edition will also get a special aluminum badge detailing which of the handful of Mazda’s Takumi masters hand-built that car’s engine. Additionally, there is a new gold-colored model number plate detailing the specifics of the given car: the engine it received, the chassis number, the color and trim configuration, and the transaxle it has.

In the North American market, the T-Spec offers two extremely nostalgic exterior hues: Midnight Purple and Millenium Jade – both colors made notable to many enthusiasts thanks to previous generations of the GT-R. If the gold number plate edition announced for the Japanese market GT-R does indeed come to the United States, readers can connect the dots and imagine a Millenium Jade T-Spec with the gold number plate swiftly rising to the top of collectible R35 models. Rounding out the updates, Nissan will also fill the interior of GT-R Premium models with a new interior option dubbed Blue Heaven. As expected, this interior adds a healthy dose of blue in two tones throughout the sports car’s cabin.

The Future of Godzilla

Here is the part that gets interesting and relatively uncertain. The R35-generation GT-R debuted in 2007, meaning that the 2025 model year will mark its 18th year in existence. While those outside of Nissan’s product planning meetings cannot know the vehicle’s future, it is certainly not going to last another 18 years. To that end, adding to the ambiguity is the final line of the news release declaring this will be a limited-production vehicle and not all orders will be accepted. 

As the manufacturer begins to shift toward electrification, it is challenging not to surmise that these updates could be among the last that customers see for the R35 before it bows out. If that is the case, centering the updates on collectibility is probably a savvy move. There are also rumors claiming that the automaker is working on a fully electric successor inspired by the recent Hyper Force concept, so consumers could be seeing the GT-R in a new guise in the future.

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