The 2025 Nissan GT-R Will Reportedly Be the End of the Road for the R35

After nearly 17 years, the current GT-R may soon be on its way out

The R35 Nissan GT-R has been around since late 2007, making it one of the oldest cars in current production.

It’s gotten a few notable updates over the years, but on the whole the R35 Nissan GT-R is the sports car that simply refuses to die. Godzilla’s days could finally be numbered, though, as the automaker just revealed the 2025 model for the Japanese market. In case you lost track (and I certainly don’t blame you for that), Nissan kicked off production of the current car way back in December 2007, for the 2009 model year.

Japanese outlet Mag X recently suggested this upcoming model year is the final production run — a story which CarBuzz later shared to English-speaking and reading audiences across the world. It’s one of those pieces that isn’t terribly surprising, though unlike some models we still feel a pang of sadness thinking this might be the year the R35 drives off into the sunset.

The report says this final production run will be limited to just 1,500 units with 300 of those being the high-performance (and eye-wateringly expensive) Nismo model. The automaker’s announcement today did not place an actual hard number on how many it would build, though it does say that “production is limited”.

So, at this point it’s unclear how Nissan will dole 2025 GT-Rs out among its regional markets, though I assume that 1,500 figure is a global production figure, rather than strictly a JDM allocation, if that is indeed the cap. Nissan is officially mum on its future product plans beyond revealing the 2025 GT-R, so we’ll have to wait for an official announcement to know more.

Trust me, I know it feels like we’re crying wolf at this point.

“Yeah, yeah, you said last year could be the end of the GT-R, and the year before, and the year before that, etc., etc…”, I hear you say. Still, the limited-production nod in Nissan’s announcement goes some way toward corroborating the earlier reports. As ever (frustratingly), we’ll have to wait and see. Nissan also has not committed to the GT-R’s future, so whether we’ll see an R36 actually make it to production remains a mystery.

Japanese versions of the 2025 Nissan GT-R get a new “Blue Heaven” interior color, while the Nismo-branded variant gets weight-balanced piston rings, connecting rods and crankshafts formerly only available on the Nismo Special Edition. Apart from those tweaks and a set of certification plates, there don’t seem to be any huge changes, as you’d probably expect by now.