The legendary Nissan GT-R R35 will be farewelled in Australia in 2022, with the inclusion of two special editions, the GT-R T-Spec and GT-R NISMO SV. Fewer than 50 cars in total will be arriving for the final model year in Australia, with 30 of these being the T-Spec edition.
The GT-R is being withdrawn from the Australian market due to the implementation of Australia’s unique pole side impact design rules (ADR 85), which came into effect on November 1, 2021. What this means is that the Nissan GT-R won’t be imported into the Australian market after October 31, 2021.
T-Spec editions offer a range of aesthetic and performance tweaks. Aesthetically, this includes gold forged 20-inch alloy wheels, Dunlop SP Sport Maxx tyres and carbon-fibre rear spoiler. There is a choice of two unique exterior colours, Midnight Purple and Millenium Jade. The T-Spec edition also gains the carbon ceramic brake rotors of the Nismo models. Power comes from a twin-turbocharged 3.8-litre V6 engine producing 419kW of power and 632Nm of torque, with power sent to all four wheels via a six-speed dual clutch automatic transmission.
In the top of the range GT-R NISMO SV, there’s a clear-coated carbon-fibre bonnet, red exterior accents and 20-inch Rays aluminium forged wheels. This edition receives a more potent 441kW of power and 652Nm of torque. These special editions will be sold alongside the Premium and Premium Luxury variants. The T-Spec costs A$256,700, while the Nismo SV costs A$393,800. Despite its age, the GT-R will continue to be offered in other markets. “This isn’t then end of the GT-R story in Australia, but it will mark the closure of this chapter for this generation vehicle,” said Nissan Australia managing director Adam Paterson.