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The Nissan GT-R Is Back For 2025

18 Mar 2024
  • Is This the End of an Era of the legendary Nissan GT-R 2025?
  • What Lies Ahead for the Iconic Sports Car Nissan GT-R?

Nissan enthusiasts, brace yourselves – the iconic GT-R is making a comeback for the 2025 model year, and it's bringing a refreshing change to the table. With rumors swirling about the R35's potential departure from the automotive scene, the launch of the 2025 GT-R in Japan has sparked both excitement and speculation among fans worldwide.

Legendary Status with Limited Supply

Legendary Status with Limited Supply

Set to hit the market in June, the 2025 GT-R retains its legendary status while introducing a few notable updates. Despite minimal mechanical alterations across the lineup, the Premium Edition T-spec and Track Edition models receive a performance boost with hardware borrowed from the esteemed Nismo Special Edition. From weight-balanced piston rings to meticulously crafted connecting rods and crankshafts, these enhancements promise an exhilarating driving experience.

However, it's the aesthetic modifications that steal the spotlight this time around. Opting for the Premium Edition opens doors to a luxurious Blue Heaven interior, elevating the GT-R's cabin to new heights of sophistication. Priced at around $105,400, this trim level exudes elegance and exclusivity. For those seeking a more budget-friendly option, the Pure Edition offers similar thrills at $97,700. At the summit lies the Nismo Special Edition, commanding a hefty price tag of $207,000, reflecting its unparalleled performance pedigree.

Excitement is palpable as Nissan begins accepting orders for the 2025 GT-R in Japan. However, a caveat looms large – production will be limited. With demand expected to outstrip supply, Nissan hints at the possibility of turning down orders, fueling speculations regarding the R35's future. Reports suggest that the 2025 model year might mark the end of an era, with production figures indicating a finite supply.

Uncertain Future of the Nissan GT-R

Uncertain Future of the Nissan GT-R

Mag-X, a reputable Japanese publication, suggests that only 1,500 units of the JDM-spec GT-R will be assembled for the 2025 model year, with a mere 300 allocated to the coveted Nismo derivative. Allegations of part-sourcing challenges further reinforce the notion of the R35's imminent departure. While Nissan's US branch remains tight-lipped, the confirmation of limited production adds credence to these rumors.

The GT-R's legacy traces back to its inception in the early 2000s, with a lineage defined by innovation and performance prowess. As whispers of an all-electric GT-R gain traction, Nissan's Hyper Force concept hints at a groundbreaking future for the iconic sports car. However, with the potential absence of a flagship sports car for the next five years, enthusiasts eagerly await Nissan's next move.

While the R36 looms on the horizon for 2030, uncertainty shrouds Nissan's immediate plans. As the automotive landscape evolves towards electrification, the fate of the GT-R remains uncertain. Whether a combustion-powered successor will emerge remains a subject of speculation. For now, enthusiasts can only hope for a continuation of Nissan's legacy of high-performance excellence, embodied by the revered GT-R.

Wael Nakhle

BY Wael Nakhle

Wael is an automotive content writer specializes in creating written content for Motor 283. Producing a wide range of content, including blog posts, articles, product descriptions, reviews, and technical guides related to cars, trucks, motorcycles, and other vehicles, with an unprecedented passion for cars, and motorcycles.

NEW MORGAN PLUS FOUR MAKES ITS MIDDLE EAST GRAND PREMIERE ONBOARD THE ICONIC QE2 CRUISE SHIP IN DUBAI

17 Jun 2024
NEW MORGAN PLUS FOUR MAKES ITS MIDDLE EAST GRAND PREMIERE  ONBOARD THE ICONIC QE2 CRUISE SHIP IN DUBAI

Adamas Motor Group, the exclusive Retail Partner of Morgan Motor Company in the UAE and Bahrain, proudly announces a significant milestone in its expansion in the Middle East region with the Grand Premiere of the long-anticipated Morgan Plus Four sportscar held aboard the iconic Queen Elizabeth 2 cruise ship in Dubai, UAE.

The highly exclusive event marked the official arrival of the Morgan brand in the region with Adamas Motor Group officially appointed to support the wider GCC network with providing a suite of Managed Services, in addition to their continued efforts as exclusive Retail Partner in the UAE and Bahrain.

The event was graced by the presence of prominent guests from Morgan Motor Company including CEO, Massimo Fumarola and Chief Design Officer, Jonathan Wells, as well as His Majesty’s Consul General to Dubai and Northern Emirates, Oliver Christian. 

SBX CARS BREAKS WORLD RECORD FOR THE MOST VALUABLE CAR SOLD ONLINE

17 Jun 2024
SBX CARS BREAKS WORLD RECORD FOR THE  MOST VALUABLE CAR SOLD ONLINE

The Dubai-based 2015 Lamborghini Veneno Roadster featured on SBX Cars has become the most valuable car ever transacted via an online-only auction platform, selling for US$6,000,000 last week. The sale surpasses a 2017 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta, which previously sold for US$5,360,000 in 2022. This marks not only a new online auction record, but also an impressive milestone for the newly-founded SBX Cars platform.

The rare Veneno Roadster, only one of nine worldwide, had previously appeared at a well-known in-person auction house in 2020, with an estimated sale price of between €4,500,000 and €5,500,000, however, failed to sell.

Previously owned by a member of the House of Saud, the royal family of Saudi Arabia, the coveted road-legal 6.5-liter naturally-aspirated V12 Veneno Roadster has a maximum output of 750 PS / 552 kW / 740 HP and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.9 seconds, with a top speed of 355 km/h.

Finished in a matt black over an interior trimmed in lime green and black leather, the super sports car also boasts lime-green pinstriping on the exterior, adding a touch of contrast and personality to its fighter-jet-like bodywork.

In the two months since launching, SBX Cars has registered thousands of global bidders from over 40 countries, and has sold cars into the US, Mexico, Dubai, Kuwait, Germany and Hong Kong. The platform is the world's first global premium auction site, selling the the most coveted and collectible vehicles to buyers all over the world.

SBX Cars also announced the exclusive rights to auction the highly-anticipated Lotus Black&Gold Collection - the world’s largest collection of Lotus historic cars and rare collectible assets from the famous John Player Special Formula One era.

The New MINI Cooper 5 Door

17 Jun 2024
The New MINI Cooper 5 Door

A few months after the launch of the new MINI Cooper 3 Door, the five-door Cooper is now joining the new MINI family. The MINI Cooper 5 Door is characterised by the brand's typical driving fun, extended space, and distinctive functionality. These make the five-seater an exceptional phenomenon in its segment, together with its unique design - a combination of tradition and modern, purist styling - and innovative assistance systems.

The body dimensions are almost identical to those of its predecessor and underline the basic idea behind every MINI: To create as much space as possible on a small footprint. In the case of the MINI Cooper 5 Door, this means an interior that offers enough space for five passengers. All of which benefits the occupants in terms of comfort and space. Short overhangs, clear surfaces and expressive accents also give the new MINI Cooper 5 Door its unmistakable charisma. Inside, digital innovations and an immersive user experience take the MINI DNA to a new level.

The larger body version of the purist MINI Cooper also delivers the brand's hallmark driving fun and agile handling. There is a choice of two efficient petrol engines which, combined with the modern chassis and precise steering, deliver the hallmark MINI go-kart feeling.

The three-cylinder petrol engine of the MINI Cooper 5 Door C generates 156 hp. The MINI Cooper 5 Door S is powered by a four-cylinder petrol engine with 204 hp. Hallmark MINI steering and powerful brakes ensure a high level of driving fun, safety, and comfort. Compact dimensions, short overhangs, and a small turning circle make the MINI Cooper 5 Door a versatile model for the city.

The new MINI Cooper is characterised by "Charismatic Simplicity". The design language of the current MINI family presents the traditional values of the brand with a striking clarity. The authentic design language of the new models combines advanced technology with elementary principles of vehicle design and brand origins.