45th Anniversary Edition Nissan GT-R Announced

To celebrate its rich 45-year lineage, Nissan will build 45 special anniversary edition GT-Rs for the Japanese domestic market only. But what can we expect from this exciting commemorative edition?

Now you may be asking yourself, have Nissan GT-Rs really been around for 45 years? And there’s a good reason for that. While you may remember them coming onto the scene in around 2007, the GT-R has actually been going strong in Japan since 1969. That’s why Nissan have announced plans for a special 45-year anniversary edition.

Based on the 2015 Nissan GT-R premium trim, the 45th Anniversary edition will feature a number of upgrades, but when you actually analyse them you might be slightly disappointed. After all, for its 45-year anniversary you would have expected Nissan to pull out all the stops and produce something truly awe-inspiring.

The reality, however, is that while the 45th Anniversary edition is going to be special, it’s not going to rewrite the history books. Maybe we can expect that to happen on the model’s 50th birthday. Let’s wait and see…

So what can we expect from the 45th Anniversary edition?

First up is the paintwork. The special edition will boast the same Silica Brass colour that you may recognise from the iconic M-spec edition R34-gen 2001 Skyline GT-R seen in 2 Fast 2 Furious. In addition, there will be special badging and a numbered engine plaque and that’s about it. Feeling slightly disappointed now?

With only 45 set to be produced, the 45th Anniversary edition GT-R is definitely going to cause a stir in the Japanese domestic market and will be sold on a first come, first served basis from February next year. However, the 10,787,040 yen (approx $91,600) price tag represents an almost $10k saving on a standard U.S. GT-R, which is great news for Japan-based Godzilla fans.

Check out the official Nissan press release for more information.

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