Confirmed: The 2024 Nissan GT-R Will Be the Last Model Sold in the U.S.

Nissan Announces the End of the GT-R with Exclusive Limited Edition Coupes

Nissan has officially announced the end of an era with the discontinuation of the GT-R for the U.S. market. After 17 years of Godzilla roaming the roads, the automaker is bidding farewell to this iconic model. However, Nissan is not letting the GT-R go quietly, as they have unveiled two limited edition coupes: the T-Spec Takumi Edition and the Skyline Edition. Both models are set to be released in the summer and are expected to be highly sought after by enthusiasts.

The T-Spec Takumi Edition: A Tribute to Precision Engineering

The T-Spec Takumi Edition is an enhanced version of the midrange T-Spec trim for the 2024 model year. This special edition features wider front fenders, carbon ceramic brakes, Nismo-tuned traction and stability control, and 20-inch forged Nismo Rays wheels in gold. The engine of the Takumi Edition has been meticulously built with precise engine tolerances and component balancing during assembly. This careful craftsmanship is highlighted by the red script on the engine builder’s plaque and gold accents on the intake cover. Buyers will have the option to choose from two exclusive colors: Millennium Jade and Midnight Purple. The interior of the Takumi Edition is finished in Mori Green leather, adding a touch of luxury to the performance-focused coupe.

The Skyline Edition: A Nod to GT-R Heritage

The Skyline Edition is based on the entry Premium trim and pays homage to the GT-R’s heritage. This special edition features Bayside Blue exterior paint, a color previously seen on the R34 Skyline GT-R and the 2020 50th Anniversary R35 GT-R. The interior of the Skyline Edition is adorned with Sora Blue leather, creating a harmonious and stylish look. Despite being based on the entry-level Premium trim, the Skyline Edition offers a unique and exclusive design that sets it apart from the standard models.

Exclusive Pricing and Availability

The pricing for both special editions starts at $132,985 for the GT-R Skyline Edition and $152,985 for the GT-R T-Spec Takumi Edition, after the $1,895 destination charge. While these limited edition models are priced approximately $10,000 above the standard trims they are based on, the exclusivity and enhancements offered make them a coveted addition to any enthusiast’s collection. Nissan has confirmed that fewer than 200 units of each special edition will be available, adding to their desirability among collectors and fans of the GT-R.

A Glimpse into the Future of Nissan Performance

Although Nissan is bidding farewell to the R35 GT-R, they are leaving enthusiasts with a glimpse into the future. The automaker has hinted at a new era of exciting innovation in performance, with the possibility of a pure-electric GT-R running on solid-state batteries. This future concept, inspired by the Hyper Force concept showcased at the Tokyo Mobility Show, promises to push the boundaries of performance and technology in the automotive industry. While the GT-R may be ending its run, Nissan is poised to continue its legacy of innovation and performance in the years to come.

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