The Nissan GT-R has been around since 2009. Despite "Godzilla's" age, it could still keep up with newer and more advanced supercars. However, the end has come for the GT-R in Europe for the most bizarre reason. There's a new EU and UK drive-by noise regulations coming to effect, which aims to make vehicles quieter with lower noise limits and a revamped testing process. In other words, the Nissan GT-R will no longer go on sale because of these new engine noise restrictions.
Production of the supercar for the European market will end this March after 13 years, signaling the end of an era of the Nissan sports cars in the Old Continent. Final examples of the GT-R will arrive in the UK this summer, and Nissan is yet to announce official plans for a replacement.
This is not the first time that Nissan has faced regulation roadblocks to continue producing the GT-R. New side-impact crash test regulations in Australia meant brand-new examples of the Nissan supercar won't be sold there anymore.
Some might say it's still a mighty and capable supercar despite its age, but these new regulations can't deny the fact that the engineering behind the GT-R, no matter how much of a marvel it was back in the day, is quickly becoming outdated.
Perhaps this is the wake-up call that Nissan needs to build a successor for the GT-R.