Dead: R35 Nissan GT-R

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Dead: R35 Nissan GT-R
Dead: R35 Nissan GT-R

It’s the end of an era folks, one that some will miss greatly and others at least for now are probably glad is over. That’s right, Nissan officially announced recently the last of the R35 GT-Rs. Ending the Japanese supercar’s production run with a bang are two special edition models made in limited quantities.

Watch a Liberty Walk R35 GT-R play in Long Beach.

Both based on the updated 2024 Nissan GT-R, the T-spec Takumi Edition and Skyline Edition both draw on Godzilla’s impressive past to give the current generation a proper sunsetting. We expect these cars will be highly desirable and thus collectible for some time.


There’s plenty to be excited about the T-spec Takumi Edition, which was created to honor the legendary takumi masters who assemble each GT-R engine by hand. With this purpose in mind, each engine badge will feature red-etched writing, plus a gold VIN plate will add some extra bling.

Even more noticeable is the return of the Midnight Purple paint to the GT-R lineup. That alone will make this hot property among collectors and enthusiasts.

Just like the name indicates, the GT-R Skyline Edition pays homage to the legend never sold in the US but beloved by many. Hearkening back to the past is the legendary Bayside Blue, last used on the R34 and the 2019 50th anniversary model for the R35.

In case you don’t recall, the R35 generation of the GT-R, the first to be sold new in the US market, debuted for 2007. That’s amazing when you think about it because the supercar enjoyed a 17-year run.

But that’s part of the reason why some aren’t crying about it going to the big garage in the sky. They feel the R35 overstayed its welcome long ago. After all, the R32, R33, and R34 had far shorter runs, making them more relevant at the time.

Plus, some diehard fans believe the GT-R peaked with the R34, although there’s a core group which believes the R33 is in fact the superior Godzilla. Of course, certain enthusiasts still give the R35 plenty of love, even if it’s not as impressive now as it was back when it first came roaring onto the market.

Images via Nissan

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