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Nissan to end production of Iconic R35 GT-R after 17 years

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Nissan’s legendary R35 GTR, a model that has captivated car enthusiasts for 17 years, is set to go out of production this October, marking the end of an era. Launched in 2007 as the successor to the celebrated R34 Skyline GT-R, the R35 quickly earned the nickname ‘Godzilla’ for its dominance in touring car races in Japan and Australia.

Equipped with a 3.8-litre twin-turbo V6 engine producing 565 horsepower, and paired with a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox, the R35 GT-R delivered power to all four wheels.

Its engine’s mod-friendly nature allowed tuners to push its output to nearly 1,000 horsepower in some cases.

Throughout its production, Nissan kept the R35 GT-R relevant with two major facelifts and numerous smaller updates.

Despite being discontinued in Australia in 2021 and Europe in 2022, North America remains one of the last markets where the GT-R is still available.

However, Nissan has confirmed that production in the US will cease in October. As a final tribute, Nissan has unveiled two special ‘farewell’ editions: the Skyline and Takumi Edition.

These models feature exclusive elements, highlights, and unique paint schemes.

While Nissan has not disclosed details about the next GT-R, rumors suggest that its successor, potentially arriving by the end of the decade, will feature an electric powertrain, hinting at an electrified future for the storied GT-R legacy