Nissan GT-R: Australia’s final R35 revealed in Japan

Nissan has given its ageing hero, the GT-R coupe, another refresh for 2022.

It’s due to make the trip Down Under as a farewell for the R35-generation model, which will die in Australia later in 2021. It’s not clear how many will make it, nor exactly how they’ll be specified.

Just to be clear, this isn’t the all-new GT-R we’ve been dreaming of as a halo to sit above the new, turbocharged Nissan Z.

It’s another update to the R35 GT-R initially revealed in 2007, which has gradually evolved since then. This time around, Midnight Purple and Millennium Jade are being added to the colour palette on the new limited-edition T-Spec.

Both are throwbacks sure to make enthusiasts excited. Nissan says it considered doing new grey or blue colours, before committing to something more exciting.

Midnight Purple has evolved from the colour that debuted on the R33, and which was revived on the R34 Skyline GT-R. Millennium Jade is closer to the original colour than the updated, evolved Midnight Purple.

The T-Spec separates itself from the regular GT-R with a range of detail changes. Just 100 of each will be built, the owners of which will be decided by a raffle.

The Premium Edition T-Spec rides on bronze Rays forged alloy wheels, and rides on a tweaked suspension designed to make the most of the car’s lower unsprung weight.

The wheel rims are wider than before, which Nissan says makes the tyre more rigid, while the interior of the car is unique.

Meanwhile, the T-Spec Track Edition gets a carbon fibre roof and boot lid, and rides on black wheels instead of the bronze Premium Edition units.

Power comes from a VR38DETT twin-turbo 3.8-litre V6 engine, and is sent to all four wheels through a six-speed dual-clutch transmission and sophisticated all-wheel drive system.

Nissan hasn’t confirmed outputs for the new GT-R range, but the current model has 419kW of power and 632Nm of torque.

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