2024 Nissan GT-R Takes Godzilla to the Grave with Limited Editions

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  • The 2024 Nissan GT-R lineup is joined by two new limited-production models: the T-spec Takumi Edition and the Skyline Edition.

  • Along with a gold-plated VIN and red-scripted engine badge, the Takumi GT-R pairs Midnight Purple paint with a Mori Green interior.

  • The Skyline Edition brings the JDM moniker to our shores, and the car pairs Bayside Blue paint with a new Sora Blue interior.

UPDATE 6/14/24: Nissan has announced that 2024 will be the last model year of the R35-generation GT-R (a.k.a. Godzilla) that will be sold in the United States. The news today confirms what we suspected earlier this year based on reports, which is that the current GT-R was fast approaching its expiration date. Unlike the Japanese version, the U.S.-market GT-R will end production after the 2024 model year versus 2025. Now we also know that our Godzilla will go to its grave with two limited-production models: the Skyline and T-spec Takumi editions (detailed below). The 2024 Nissan GT-R Skyline Edition will start at $132,985, while the 2024 Nissan GT-R T-spec Takumi Edition will start at $152,985. Nissan says both variants will arrive at dealerships this summer, but fewer that 200 copies will be available.

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There's currently a lot of smoke surrounding the R35-generation Nissan GT-R—and we're not talking about tire smoke. There was a recent report out of Japan that Nissan would kill off the current car after the 2025 model year. Parts of that report turned out to be true when Nissan revealed the 2025 version of the Japanese GT-R on the predicted date and said it would be sold in limited numbers. Of course, there was no news about its death. Now, we have details about two new special editions of the 2024 Nissan GT-R that are coming to the U.S. market.

It's worth mentioning that earlier this week Car and Driver reached out to a spokesperson on Nissan's U.S. team regarding the rumors about the R35's demise, but they declined to comment. Today the company released details about the T-spec Takumi Edition and the Skyline Edition. Both of these special '24 models will be sold in "very limited number" on our shores, according to Nissan.

T-Spec Takumi Edition

The term takumi describes master craftsmen in Japan. That's who the 2024 Nissan GT-R T-spec Takumi Edition was inspired by, as they're responsible for the car's hand-built twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V-6. To commemorate that, it has an engine badge that features red-etched script, and there's also a gold-plated VIN under the hood.

2024 gt r t spec takumi edition engine badge

The Takumi Edition also comes with all the upgrades found on the regular GT-R T-spec, including carbon-ceramic brakes, gold-painted Rays forged 20-inch wheels, and wider front fenders. Most noticeably, the Takumi Edition wears a mesmerizing paint color called Midnight Purple. Its interior is equally unique with its Mori Green color scheme seen on the seats and other surfaces.

Skyline Edition

While most fans of Nissan's iconic sports car know it as the Skyline GT-R, that moniker actually hasn't been used on models sold in America, at least until now. The 2024 Nissan GT-R Skyline Edition arrives with a gorgeous paint job called Bayside Blue. As the company points out, that color was originally retired after the R34 generation. However, it would return with the 50th Anniversary Edition package.

2024 gt r skyline edition front shot

Admittedly, we were kind of jealous when we learned that the JDM version of the 2025 Nissan GT-R will be available with a pretty blue interior. Although it's called Blue Heaven overseas, the U.S.-spec Skyline will have a seemingly identical interior color called Sora Blue. Seriously, isn't it bluetiful?

2024 gt r skyline edition interior

Nissan hasn't said how much either of the 2024 GT-R special editions will cost, nor has it said how many examples of each it will sell. That information is said to be coming closer to when the cars hit dealerships this summer. Will they also be part of the R35's last model year? That we're still trying to figure out.

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