Nissan reveals Japan-exclusive GT-R 45th Anniversary Edition

Nissan reveals Japan-exclusive GT-R 45th Anniversary Edition image

Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Nissan Press | posted November 26, 2014 14:14

Limited to 45 units

Nissan commemorates 45 years of the GT-R monicker as the company recently revealed the GT-R 45th Anniversary Edition in Japan. Based on the 2015 GT-R that will also be released to the market, the special edition R35 will have a unique paint finish and a refined suspension aimed for better ride quality. It will be only be available in Japan and is limited to 45 units.

Available only in Japan and in Premium Edition trim, its exterior is painted in a Silica Brass, the same trademark paint that was used on the 2001 Skyline GT-R M-Spec (R34) which was dubbed as 'a GT-R that satisfies the mature driver'. As it is a Premium Edition trim, the seats are covered in leather with suede inserts, features a 11-speaker Bose sound system, navigation and iPod and Bluetooth Connectivity. Differentiating it from the rest is a special emblem that is neatly placed on the lower section of the center console.

Nissan did not go into specifics but according to them, the special edition GT-R will have a better ride quality which is again, reminiscent of the older Skyline GT-R M Spec. Under the hood of the special edition GT-R will still be 3.8-liter twin turbo V6 that cranks out 553 PS and a torque rating of 628 Nm. It is mated to a 6-speed dual clutch transmission and drives all four wheels. An exclusive model plate number can be found on the engine compartment which brands it as a 45th Anniversary Edition.

Orders of the GT-R 45th will be on a first-come first-serve basis starting in January. The car will retail in Japan for JPY 10,787,040 (around PHP 4.1 million).