2025 Nissan GT-R Debuts in Japan, Arrives in June

2025 nissan gtr
2025 Nissan GT-R Debuts in JapanNissan
  • Nissan says Premium Edition T-Spec and Track Edition models are getting engine components that were previously limited to the Nismo Special Edition.

  • These models will also get unique gold-colored number plates in the engine bay.

  • Premium Edition models will also be available with a new interior color called blue heaven.

Even though the fabled Nissan GT-R saw styling updates for the 2024 model year, there is some speculation about Godzilla’s future. Well, there’s at least going to be a 2025 model year for Nissan’s flagship sports coupe, though right now it’s only official in Japan.

The ’25 GT-R expands some of the upgrades previously found on Nismo Special Edition cars, throws some special badges around, and adds a new interior color.


Still responsible for powering the R35 GT-R is Nissan’s VR38DETT. In base trim, this 3.8-liter V6 sends 565 hp and 467 lb-ft of torque through a six-speed automatic transmission in the United States. That figure jumps to 600 hp and 481 lb-ft of torque in the Nismo configuration.

2025 nissan gtr with blue heaven interior
GT-R Premium models will get a new interior option dubbed blue heaven.Nissan

In Japan, the Nissan GT-R Premium Edition T-spec and the GT-R Track Edition will get weight-balance piston rings, connecting rods, and crankshafts that were previously only available on the GT-R Nismo Special Edition.

Nissan doesn’t say how much power this internal hardware adds to those models, but the company says it will make for snappier revs and quicker turbo spooling. Adding to the internal hardware, both models will get special badging under the hood.

Rounding out the updates, Nissan will also fill the interior of GT-R Premium models with a new interior option dubbed blue heaven. As you’d imagine, this interior adds a healthy dose of blue in two tones throughout the GT-R’s cabin.

While it’s impossible for those outside of Nissan’s product planning meetings to know the R35 GT-R’s future, it’s certainly not going to last another 17 years. Adding to the uncertainty is the final line of the news release declaring this will be a limited-production vehicle and not all orders will be accepted.

But this 2025 GT-R is open for orders now and is scheduled to start selling in June, starting at ¥14,443,000 or $96,899.53 at current exchange rates, before any fees.

How much longer do you think Nissan will keep building the R35 GT-R? Tell us your thoughts below.