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Pearl White | Coupé | 7 Speed Sport Automatic | 3.8 litre Twin Turbo V6 | 2,910 kms | SOLD
The Skyline GT-R has been the Halo car for Nissan since 1969.
Not just the carrot Nissan used to get you into the showroom when you were really there to buy a Gloria but THE benchmark all other Japanese car manufacturers were measured against.
Production of the R35 GT-R began in 2007 and was released to the world in early 2008.
Nissan chief creative officer, Shiro Nakamura, said the GT-R is like the giant martial robots of the Gundam cartoon series, “it is not simply a copy of a European-designed sports car; it had to reflect Japanese culture”.
With fanatical attention to detail the Nissan GT-R is solely produced in Japan in a hermetically sealed, temperature regulated factory and the engines are made by one of four master technicians known as Takumi, in which one makes one engine, all by hand.
The creators of GranTurismo built the multifunction dash display that shows everything from coolant temp and oil pressure to cornering G-Force and speed to Navigation and entertainment.
Lastly, it is the fastest accelerating four-seater, 0-100km/h in just 2.8sec- similar to the McLaren P1 and LaFerrari. It also boasts the fastest speed for a four-seater around the Nurburgring, finishing 1.3sec faster than the Corvette C6 ZR1 and it changes gear as fast as a Ferrari Enzo due to its hand built dual clutch gearbox.
The car offered is the penultimate incarnation of the R35 GT-R, an Australian delivered Nismo Edition®.
Travelled just a little over 2,900 kilometres and ordered in classic Pearl White over Black leather trim with Red Alcantara inserts this Tokyo Express features lifted power and torque by 22kW and 20Nm to 441kW and 652Nm plus hand rolled carbon fiber paneling and aero that dramatically reduces weight by 26 kg’s and improves downforce, slalom speed and cornering capability.
The Nismo Edition also comes with retuned shock absorbers, springs, and stabilizers, genuine leather JDM Recaro seats, improved infotainment system, 20-inch lightweight forged-alloy Rays wheels, a hand-built titanium exhaust system and two new high-flow larger-diameter turbochargers – borrowed from the GT-R Nismo GT3 racecar that all comes together to make a time-attack monster with number plates.
Offered with its original history folio and both keys this totally original and landmark Nismo Edition GT-R is a must own, drive and experience.