Nissan GT-R Nets A Blue Cabin In Possibly Its Last-Ever Update

New to this potentially final-year Nissan GT-R too is for its lesser variants to gain the oily bits from the Nismo Special Edition. 

Much like its admittedly awesome Godzilla nickname, the Nissan GT-R is one car that just refuses to die. Having been launched all the way back in 2007, this R35 iteration still is somehow resolutely soldering on in 2024. 

Though it does seem that this venerable supercar slayer will likely soon be put to pasture, with sales of it having been already ceased in Europe and Australia. But much like the legend where one does not simply see Godzilla go quietly into the sunset, Nissan has rather surprisingly launched yet another minor update for the R35 GT-R. 

Coming fresh from its more major refresh just last year, the revisions made to the 2025 model year GT-R mainly consists of changes to its lesser Premium Edition T-spec and Track Edition trims. Both these variants for instance now incorporate the mechanical hardware from its hardcore flagship Nismo Special spec, with the high precision weight-balanced piston rings, connecting rods and crankshafts claimed by Nissan to see the twin-turbo 3.8-litre V6 be more rev-happy and diminish turbo lag.

Within the engine bays of these two GT-R variants will now also be an exclusive aluminium takumi certification plaque, as well as a gold-coloured model name plate. Opt for the more cushy Premium Edition too and this will see the availability of a new Blue Heaven interior hue. 

Now while these upgrades may seem minor, what is unfortunately not so minor however is the price hike Nissan has made for the GT-R in its supposedly final year of production. The Japanese automaker has since opened bookings for these 2025 models in its home market before it eventually goes on sale in June, with it now asking from ¥14,443,000 (RM 460,000) for the entry-level Pure Edition to ¥30,613,000 (RM 970,000) for the most hardcore Nismo Special Edition.

Having said that, Nissan may be able to get away with that high a price for its GT-R because it has hinted that only a limited number of units will be produced. It has even gone so far as to state that some orders for the 2025 Godzilla may not be accepted, if demand exceeds supply. 

Nissan has remained tight lipped on the exact number of 2025 GT-Rs that will be produced. Though if Japanese publication Mag-X is to be believed, only 1,500 units will of (what is most likely the last-of-the-line) R35s will end up being made, with 300 of them being the Nismo variants. 

As for its replacement meanwhile, Nissan had strongly hinted at an all-electric GT-R with the Hyper Force concept it introduced at last year’s Japan Mobility Show. Touted as a “tangible dream to achieve by the end of the decade”, this supposed successor incidentally leaves about the same time gap between Godzillas as when the R35 finally came to replace the R34. 

Joshua Chin

Automotive journalist. Professional work on and Personal writing found at Instagram: @driveeveryday

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