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The 2025 Nissan GT-R May Be the Last R35: Report

The R35's end has been a long time coming but that doesn't make it any less sad.
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I was still a senior in high school when the R35-generation Nissan GT-R first launched in 2007. Alarmingly, that was 17 years ago, which would explain my quickly deteriorating hairline. However, the R35 GT-R is aging far better than I am, which is why it’s sad to see that 2025 might be its final year, even if it’s been a long time coming.

The Drive asked Nissan for a comment and will update this story when we get more information.

According to this report from Japanese car magazine Mag X, 2025 will be the final year of the R35-generation Nissan GT-R and only 1,500 cars will be made, 300 of which will be Nismo models. Mag X didn’t say whether those 1,500 units will be Japanese market-only, or if they’ll be worldwide, but with so few models being made, they might not be available in multiple markets.

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The GT-R received a facelift for the 2024 model year, which gave it tweaked visuals and aerodynamics, as well as a power bump for the Nismo version. While the standard GT-R’s 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 still makes 565 horsepower, the Nismo GT-R packs 600 horsepower. There’s no word on whether the 2025 model will make any more power but Nissan might throw it a few extra ponies for its final sendoff.

For younger enthusiasts who may not have already had their driver’s licenses when the R35 GT-R was first launched, it may be hard to understand just how impactful it was. When the R35 first hit the scene, it was mind-blowing. It took on the world’s fastest supercars and beat most of them. It was a world-dominating supercar that cost half of what its competition from Italy and Germany did. But it was also as comfortable and reliable as you’d expect a Nissan to be while boasting a dealer network and warranty program that couldn’t be matched by high-end exotics. The impact the GT-R made on the industry can’t be overstated.

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So as old as it is, now outshined by countless modern supercars and sports cars, it will still be sad to see the R35 Nissan GT-R go if 2025 is truly its end.

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