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BMW has that saying about M being the most powerful letter in the world, but to fans of Japanese cars, it’s three letters that mean more - GT-R. In the last 50 years, this trio of letters has garnered legions of fans around the world, many of whom will likely never own a GT-R, such is the power the letters convey. Thanks to Nissan, the GT-R has become one of the most iconic nameplates in the world of performance cars. Of course, it’s also been helped along by a few of the top-grossing movies using the Nissan GT-R as the hero car, The Fast and the Furious movie franchise. Well, when the franchise was still all about cars and racing. Every single incarnation of the Nissan GT-R car has been special in its own way, so much so that the older ones are worth some pretty decent money these days, and even the most modern incarnation is still an expensive car which is why there isn’t as many around as there could be. Every model we’ve seen has been quite different too, the technology packed in between year models made the cars not only fast, but they could also handle all the bends and curves that a racetrack or sweeping mountain pass could throw at them. When the last Nissan GT-R R34 rolled off the production line in 2022, the world was sure that it was the last of the line, but a long five years later the “new” R35 was first previewed in 2007 at the Tokyo Motor Show before physical models actually hit the streets in 2009. It was an iconic modern sportscar with supercar-like performance, and it stayed that way. In 2020 the GT-R nameplate hit 50 years of use, and the limited edition 50th Anniversary model has become quite a sought-after version of the car. The R35 was so good that essentially the same car is still in production a whopping 15 years later. Nissan recently revealed its GT-R lineup for 2024 (called 2025), and there are a few different spec and trim levels available, although not in every country or territory.

The 2025 GT-R models include the GT-R Pure Edition, GT-R Black Edition, GT-R Premium Edition, GT-R Premium Edition T-spec, GT-R Track Edition engineered by NISMO and the GT-R Track Edition engineered by NISMO T-spec. The 2025 GT-R Premium Edition T-spec and the GT-R Track Edition engineered by NISMO go a little further in the specs stakes and so these models incorporate special high-precision weight-balanced piston rings, con rods and crankshafts, features that were previously only available in the GT-R NISMO Special Edition. These changes afford the car a quicker rev-up and faster turbo spooling. These models also feature GT-R-exclusive aluminium takumi certification name plates as well as gold-coloured model number plates in the engine compartment. The Premium Edition can also be had with a new Blue Heaven interior option. It looks good, but we prefer not being surrounded by blue when driving, it’s weird. The Nissan GT-R NISMO Special Edition is the one we’d sell a kidney or three for. In this version, the twin-turbocharged 3.8-litre V6 is rated at a strong 441 kW with 652 Nm of torque, a far cry from the 353 kW and 585 Nm that was standard in the 2007 model. “The GT-R T-spec has been created to always be ahead of the times and to drive with robust grip. The Nissan GT-R Premium edition T-spec is now equipped with specially set suspension and carbon disc brakes, delivering the pleasure of a smooth ride and responsive handling. The Nissan GT-R NISMO maximizes the use of racing technologies. By refining aerodynamic performance, suspension tuning, and adding a mechanical limited-slip differential to the front final drive, this is the highest-performance GT-R ever. The exclusive Recaro carbon back bucket seats have been refreshed for enhanced drive quality, providing a unified feel with the car and increased comfort. The Nissan GT-R NISMO Special edition uses high-precision weight-balanced engine parts, such as piston rings, connecting rods, crankshaft, and a clear-coated NISMO-exclusive carbon engine hood (with NACA ducts).” says Nissan. 

Take a look at the YouTube video from the crew at DPCcars that tells you a little more about the updates to the long-running Nissan R35 range of GT-Rs. I guess when a recipe is so good, you don't really change the ingredients, you just tweak it to taste. There are a few slight visual changes though along with a more extensive range than you'd expect: New 2025 Nissan GT R JDM Model For Japan Revealed | DPCcars

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