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Nissan Tries To Keep The GT-R Relevant With A Blast From The Past

Two classic paint colors return via the T-Spec trim before the current generation bows out.

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The Nissan GT-R R35-gen is admittedly getting long in the tooth, with a shelf life of over 10 years. However, Nissan has updated its flagship model from time to time, and 2021 marks the introduction of the T-Spec edition. This model splits the difference between the cushier Premium model and the more performance-focused Track Edition and NISMO variants.

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Nissan

To differentiate the T-Spec from other GT-Rs, Nissan added a carbon-fiber rear wing, blacked-out hood ducts, and the Track Edition's wider front fenders. Peeking out from underneath those aforementioned fenders are gold forged aluminum wheels made by Japanese company Rays, and the T-spec also borrows the carbon-ceramic brakes and brake ducts from the NISMO.

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Nissan

The engine, on the other hand, is untouched from the Premium. In this application, it produces 565 horsepower and 467 pound-feet of torque. (Higher-tier trims boost that up to 600 hp and 481 pound-feet.) The T-spec continues to use all-wheel-drive and the same six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission as the rest of the line.

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Nissan

So, what else is there to the T-Spec? The answer lies in the two exclusive paint colors. The first is Millennium Jade, which last appeared on the R34 GT-R V-Spec II Nür, a special edition from the early 2000s named after James May's favorite automotive proving ground (yes, the Nürburgring). The second color, Midnight Purple, also draws inspiration from a paint option on the R34 GT-R.

The T-spec’s interior is features seats and trim colored with Mori Green and features leather seats with pearl suede accents, a quilted Alcantara headliner, and T-spec badges aplenty. The T-Spec will start at $140,285, priced in between the Premium and the Track Edition. This will be a limited edition model, though Nissan hasn't stated how many will be built yet.

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Comments (5)

  • As good as the GT-R is, it's like everything else Nissan sells at the moment. Outdated and in desperate need for a replacement. It's good to see the new Z and Ariya coming through but they need more models. Still, I can't deny that the R35 is still a fantastic car and I do adore that Midnight Purple colour! Nice one, Tonny.

      11 days ago
  • Crazy it has been in production this long...

      10 days ago
  • I remember seeing the concept car back in 2002 in that Gran Turismo demo game. This car is almost 20 years old and still looks modern. My only complaint is the interior. It could do with a remake. The only thing they changed over the years is that LCD

      11 days ago
  • They need to stop producing this gen it’s too old

      11 days ago
  • Millenium Jade looks great but the midnight purple looks different....

      10 days ago
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