Nissan’s 2025 GT-R Sports a Bold Aesthetic and More

March 29th, 2024 by

Nissan of Fort Pierce 2025 Nissan GT-R

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Nissan is rolling out the red carpet for the 2025 GT-R. Order books are now open for the 2025 Nissan GT-R, but only in the Japanese market. The Japanese automaker unveiled the 2025 edition of its flagship sports car on March 14, 2024. That said, rumors are running rampant that it will be the final R35. Japan has released its fair share of sports cars over the decades, but there are two that sit atop the mountain–the Toyota Supra and the GT-R, representing the spiritual successor to the legendary Skyline GT-R. 

The current generation of the latter, the R35, launched in 2009, and, earlier this month (March 2024), Japanese publication Mag X reported that it would be discontinued following the 2025 model year. The final variant could also be limited to 1,500 units, with 300 of them based on the versions signed by Nismo.

Styling Adjustments

As has been the case for the majority of the lifespan of the R35, the latest GT-R is more of a refinement than an upgrade. For example, photographs accompanying the announcement depict a muscular coupe with a heavily sculpted body that appears nearly identical to last year’s (2023) refresh. As clarified by Nissan, however, the implementation of all-new front and rear fascias was not simply for aesthetic purposes; it also enhanced the aerodynamics of the GT-R, elevating the total downforce while maintaining the coefficient of drag at 0.26.

There will be eight different trim levels available: Pure Edition, Black Edition, Premium Edition, Premium Edition T-Spec, Track Edition, Track Edition T-Spec, Nismo, and Nismo Special Edition, according to a press release. The two Premium versions come with a stylish new interior color dubbed Blue Heaven. All trims come equipped with GT-R-exclusive aluminum Takumi certification nameplates, proudly displaying the craftsmanship behind the wheel, along with gold-colored model number plates nestled in the engine compartment.

Beneath the Hood

Even though Nissan has provided limited details regarding the specifications of the sports car, the automaker revealed that powertrains in the Premium Edition T-Spec and GT-R Track Editions were upgraded with high-precision connecting rods, piston rings, and crankshafts. Additionally, Nissan’s VR38DETT engine will continue to power the R35 GT-R. For reference, each version of the GT-R is powered by a hand-assembled, twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V-6 engine. 

The mill accelerates up to 565 horsepower and generates 467 pound-feet of torque in the non-Nismo versions, while the Nismo cars produce 600 horsepower and deliver 481 pound-feet of torque. As has been the case since the R35 launched, each variant of the new GT-R features all-wheel drive. Moreover, prices for the sports car correspond to the models that will be sold in Japan in June 2024. The Premium Edition will be priced at $105,400 MSRP (Plus destination fee), while the Pure Edition is priced at $97,700 MSRP (Plus destination fee). The top-tier Nismo Special Edition will have a price tag of $207,000 MSRP (Plus destination fee).

It is worth noting that at the Japan Mobility Show in October 2023, Nissan even hinted at a preview of a battery-powered GT-R that could be here as soon as 2030. The next-generation vehicle, known as the Hyper Force, was a breathtaking addition to the presentation in Tokyo with its awe-inspiring design and the promise of 1,322 horsepower. It boasted front and rear motors, butterfly doors, all-wheel drive, and a strategically pixelated GT-R logo.

If the prospect of an electrified GT-R piques your interest, please come visit Nissan of Fort Pierce, where we are happy to be your dealership home. While you wait for the new “Godzilla,” are you considering a used vehicle? We have a wide array for you to choose from.