Nissan GT-R

The legendary Nissan GT-R is nearing the end of its run, with a final limited-edition model set to debut in 2025. Thanks to its remarkable performance numbers, the R35 generation GT-R has managed to hold onto its reputation as a supercar slayer even after entering the market in 2007.

As per insider reports cited by Japanese publication Mag X, Nissan is gearing up to unveil the ultimate 2025 model year GT-R on March 14. Sources indicate that only 1,500 units will roll off the production line, with around 300 of them anticipated to be Nismo variants. 

However, it remains uncertain whether these exclusive editions will be restricted to the Japanese market or made available worldwide.

Information about the final model is limited, but considering that the 2024 GT-R underwent significant visual updates just a year ago, such as new front and rear fascias, it seems improbable that the 2025 version will receive major upgrades. 

There may be some minor aerodynamic tweaks or adjustments to the trim levels, but a complete overhaul seems unlikely, especially for a model that will be discontinued after producing just 1,500 units.

If the reports are correct and the R35 GT-R will be discontinued in 2025, enthusiasts can expect some commemorative touches to the sports model, such as special badges or decals. 

Mechanically, the regular variant is expected to retain the same 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 engine found in the 2024 model, which produces 565 horsepower and 632 Nm of torque. The GT-R Nismo variant could get 600 horsepower and 481 lb-ft (651 Nm) of torque.

When the GT-R first hit the market, it shook the supercar world, just as the original Honda NSX did at the time. It was one of the world’s fastest production vehicles, capable of outpacing much more expensive cars. However, over the last 17 years, the supercar landscape has evolved, with lighter and more powerful competitors entering the market, easily outperforming the GT-R.

While the 2025 GT-R may be the last chapter in the R35 generation, Nissan is expected to release a replacement in the near future. However, the R36 model’s shape remains unknown. By the way also, check out our review on Will the 2024 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Live Up to Expectations, or Risk Falling Short?

Nissan teased the future at the recent Japan Mobility Show 2023 with the Hyper Force concept, a GT-R-inspired model powered by electric motors capable of producing a whopping 1,341 horsepower. This glimpse into the future suggests that the GT-R’s legacy of performance and innovation will continue.

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