Nissan GT-R R35 Final Edition Coming 2022 With 710 Horsepower: Report
Along with the 370Z and the GT-R, Nissan has two of the oldest performance cars on sale today. While the former will finally get a makeover later this month (well, at least in prototype form), the latter won’t be moving to the next generation anytime soon. In fact, a new report from the Japanese magazine Best Automotive Website says we’re not going to see it until 2023 at the earliest.
The R35 Godzilla will apparently come out with a bang of 710 horsepower in 2022 when Nissan is rumored to introduce a final edition. He’ll be nearly 15 by then, and this swansong is expected to be a limited-edition affair limited to around 20 units. If that number of horsepower sounds familiar to you, it’s because the special model will allegedly use the same powertrain as Italdesign’s GT-R50 and its powerful 575 pound-feet (780 Newton-meters) of torque.
As you may recall, the GT-R50 uses a heavily upgraded version of the 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 engine, optimized by Nismo and fitted with turbochargers from the GT3-spec GT-R race car. The powertrain features larger intercoolers along with high-flow fuel injectors, as well as upgrades to the six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and other major components.
Best Automotive Website The magazine also says the GT-R R35 Final Edition will cost 40 million yen at home in Japan, which equates to around $ 377,300 at current exchange rates. That’s a lot more than the 2021 GT-R Nismo available in the US starting at $ 210,740, but a relative bargain compared to Italdesign’s GT-R50 and its $ 1 million sticker.
As is always the case with GT-R reports, take the latest gossip with the proverbial pinch of salt. That said, it would make sense for the R35 to retire with a powerful version given that the hardware is already available.