Nissan has two of the oldest performance cars on sale today, these cars are the Nissan 370Z and Nissan GT-R. The latter will not switch to the next generation anytime soon. While the former will finally be renewed later this month (well, in prototype at least). As a matter of fact, the current report from Japanese magazine which is “Best Car Web” says we are not going to see it before 2023 at the earliest.
Review of Nissan GT-R R35
The R35 (Godzilla) apparently will go out with a 710 hp in 2022. And that was when Nissan is rumored to introduce a final Edition. By then, it will be nearly 15 years old. And this swan song is however expected to be a limited-run affair that is capped at approx 20 units. Meanwhile, if that horsepower count seems familiar, the reason is that the special model will however make use of the same powertrain as the Nissan GT-R50 by italdesign. And its mighty 575 lb-ft which is also 780 Newton meters of torque.
The Nissan GT-R50 makes use of a heavily upgraded version of the twin-turbo 3.8 liters V6 engine. This was further tuned by Nismo and also equipped with turbochargers from the GT3-spec GT-R race car. However, the powertrain boasts larger intercoolers together with high-flow fuel injectors, along with reinforcements that are made to the six-speed dual-clutch auto transmission and also other major components.
Best Car Web magazine however also says the GT-R R35 Final Edition is going to cost 40 million yen. Which is their currency at home in Japan. This amount works out to amount about $377,300 at the current exchange rates. With this, you will know that it’s a lot more than the 2021 Nissan GT-R Nismo available in the United States from $210,740. But a relative bargain when compared to the GT-R50 by italdesign and its $1 million stickers.
It would make sense for the Nissan GT-R R35 to bow out with a quite powerful version considering the hardware is already available.