Should you buy an R35 Nissan GT-R? | Read now with GRM+

By Colin Wood
Nov 12, 2021 | Nissan, GT-R, R35, GRM+

Sure, the differences between an R35 Nissan GT-R built in 2007 versus one built in 2021 might not be too noticeable, but that just means you don’t have to be swimming with cash to afford the full GT-R experience. (Especially since a brand-new GT-R starts at more than $110,000.)

Besides, when’s the last time a GT-R hasn’t turned heads in traffic?

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Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
11/12/21 5:25 p.m.

Wow... it's been 15 years already since the R35 debuted?

Also... They are still making it after 15 years?

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
12/3/21 10:33 a.m.

In reply to Pete. (l33t FS) :

Where does the time go?

93gsxturbo UltraDork
12/3/21 1:03 p.m.

On the short list if they were not so fuggin ugly!  Performance be damned, they look like a stoned fish.  

z31maniac MegaDork
12/3/21 1:06 p.m.
Pete. (l33t FS) said:

Wow... it's been 15 years already since the R35 debuted?

Also... They are still making it after 15 years?

Yes, but it's seen massive upgrades over that time. Just the engine for example, on the base model, jumped nearly 100 hp from 2007 to 2017.

RobertElder GRM+ Memberand New Reader
12/3/21 1:58 p.m.

In reply to z31maniac :

Funny enough, the power bumps are primarily in the engine tuning. The only other engine related change has been a minor size increase on the turbo inlets from 2011 to 2012. Full bolt-on cars for all R35's make the same 570-600whp, with the 12+ inlets giving maybe another 10 or so. The only other R35s with significant power changes are the Nismo and the most recent Track packages which share upsized turbos with the GT3 racecars.

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