The 2024 model of one of Nissan’s best sports cars the GTR – 35 was unveiled at the Tokyo Auto Salon. It incorporates a new facelift which involves a few aesthetic improvements to the grille and a new & improved suspension.
Notably, the 2024 model brings back the T-Spec variant which Nissan discontinued in 2021. The T-spec was a limited edition variant that Nissan had in the 2021 model of the GT-R which was the highest trim then. I had more outstanding features such as carbon-ceramic brakes, gold-painted Rays forged alloy wheels, body-colored door mirrors, black hood ducts, and exclusive badging. The 2024 T-Spec comes in two unique colors; Millennium jade and Midnight purple same as in the 2021 T-Spec. The midnight purple was originally used in the R33-generation Skyline GT-R.
This 2024 GT-R 35 model has better aerodynamics from the changes to the front grille. The grille is now thinner and at the bottom, it has air openings to improve aerodynamics. It comes with daytime running lights that are arranged sequentially with a hexagon-like shape. Nissan has maintained the lower front grille red line lip.
At the rear, there are not many changes save for a few tweaks that are hardly noticeable. Generally, the vehicle has an increased downforce. Nissan says that they worked to reduce drag.
Retained Features of the GT-R 35
One thing that has not changed is the twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V6 engine that the GT-R has had since 2020, generating about 562 horsepower with the Nismo generating 591 hp and the six-speed dual-clutch transmission mounted at the rear of the car. The Nismo variant has a bigger carbon fiber wing, diffuser, and splitter. The most notable change in the Nismo is a new and improved limited-slip differential for the front axle.
Future of the GT-R 35
On the future of the GT- R 35, it is highly speculated that this is the last year that the R-35 will be in last production. Earlier unconfirmed reports had actually indicated that Nissan would actually produce the last of these sports cars in the year 2022 and start the production of the R-36 in 2024.
However, there have been renders going around of the purported R-36 which seems to be an improvement of the R-35. It is also reported that the R-36 will be a fully electric vehicle.