2024 Nissan GT-R Changes Include Special Editions in Special Colors


Nissan has announced changes to its R35 GT-R offering for 2024. These include some aero updates to the existing three trims as well as the addition of two special editions featuring heritage colors.

Now in its 16th year, Nissan’s “supercar for anyone, anywhere, anytime” may be getting a bit long in the tooth, but it has soldiered on with evolutionary upgrades over time, and is still very much relevant in the enthusiast-car discussion, particularly with respect to performance per dollar. The subtle approach continues for 2024 on the 565-hp GT-R Premium ($121,090) and T-spec ($141,090), and on the 600-hp NISMO ($221,090). All three benefit from redesigned front and rear fascias and a reshaped rear wing, enhancing aerodynamic performance through increased downforce and reduced drag.

2024 Nissan GT-R badge taillights close up

New to the lineup are a pair of limited-edition GT-Rs. In Japanese, “takumi” is the term used to describe a master craftsman, and the T-spec Takumi Edition pays tribute to the four masters who hand-build each GT-R VR38DETT engine. These cars will feature a gold VIN plate along with a red engine badge to signify an even higher level of attention paid to precise tolerances and balancing during assembly. Outside, each T-spec Takumi Edition will feature Midnight Purple paint—a rare, color-shifting nod to special-edition GT-Rs of the past—while interiors will be done in Mori Green. Midnight Purple is considered one of the most sought-after colors to coat Nissan’s halo car, first appearing on the R33-generation Skyline GT-R and later making its way onto the R34 GT-R V-Spec. 

2024 Special edition Nissan GT-Rs
GT-R Skyline Edition in Bayside Blue (l) and Takumi Edition in Midnight PurpleNissan
2024 Nissan GT-R T-spec Takumi Edition engine

The GT-R Skyline Edition, meanwhile, pays homage to “the abundant beauty found in skylines across Japan,” according to a Nissan press release. Its special Bayside Blue exterior paint has popped up at different times in GT-R history, first on the R-34 and most recently on the 2019 50th Anniversary models. According to Nissan, it is inspired by the liveries of victorious Nissan models in the Japan GP racing series, its name taken from Tokyo’s Bayshore Highway, which has long been home to enthusiasts looking to exercise their cars. 

For those more interested in the heritage colors than in the special editions, Bayside Blue is available on GT-R Premium models, while Midnight Purple can be ordered on a regular T-Spec.

Although there is no word yet on when or whether the GT-R will get a more substantial overhaul, the 2024 GT-R is on sale now, while the two special-edition models are expected in the summer. 


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