Go, Go, Godzilla—Nissan Confirms the R35 GT-R Is Discontinued

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  • The R35-generation Nissan GT-R will end production in October 2024.

  • Celebrating its 17-year run, Nissan is producing two special editions: the T-spec Takumi and Skyline Editions.

  • Nissan’s R35-generation GT-R was launched in 2007.

It looks like this is the end of the R35 generation of Nissan’s legendary GT-R badge.

While not officially a Skyline GT-R in the United States, the R35 GT-R helped give American shoppers the chance to own Nissan’s legendary Godzilla without having to do any elaborate importing. Nissan is sending off the GT-R with a pair of special editions: the aptly named Skyline edition, and a T-spec Takumi edition.


These special editions are both powered by the same VR38 turbocharged V6 that’s powered this entire generation of GT-R. This 3.8-liter V6 sends 565 hp and 467 lb-ft of torque through a six-speed automatic transmission and into the all-wheel-drive system. The T-spec Takumi edition will feature a gold VIN plate in the engine and a special badge on the engine itself.

However, the easiest way to tell these special editions apart will be from their color options.

Nissan leaned into its history and chose two of the most beloved Skyline GT-R colors: Bayside blue and midnight purple. If you want to snag a T-spec Takumi, it’ll sport a coat of midnight purple, whereas the Skyline edition will carry the legendary Bayside blue. Accenting the midnight purple finish is a Mori green interior, with Sora blue stuffed inside the Skyline edition.

If you’ve wanted to buy a Skyline-badged Nissan in the United States from a Nissan dealer, you finally have your chance—though that opportunity will cost you at least $132,985, before any dealer market adjustments or options. The T-spec-based Takumi edition is more expensive and will set you back at least $152,985.

Regardless, both are limited-production models, and fewer than 200 examples will be available. That means you might need to call your contact at Nissan ASAP if you want to snag one.

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