2015 Nissan GT-R Premium R35
The general consensus among performance car enthusiasts is that the R32 Nissan Skyline GT-R, first sold officially in Australia in 1991, was the first true Japanese supercar. It’s a hard claim to argue with, too, since the GT-R – or Godzilla, as it became known around the world – was both fast and dynamically impressive at a time when not every manufacturer had mastered high performance. But if the R32 was the first, then the most recent, the R35 version, must surely be the Godzilla to monster them all.
With a hand-built engine, assembled in a climate-controlled, dust-free, surgically-clean facility in Japan, the R35’s V6 engine features twin turbochargers and a 3.8-litre capacity to give the car its legendary urge. Combine that with all-wheel-drive and a six-speed dual-clutch transmission, and you have the recipe for a car that has won GT and production-class races all over the world as well as thrilled road-car owners. In fact, it was regarded as so far developed form the original road car, that Nissan even dropped the Skyline tag, giving the GT-R badge stand-alone status.
While the fundamentals of the car haven’t changed since its Australian release in 2009, Nissan has worked hard to improve the vehicle and make it more comfortable for daily use. By 2015, when this car was built, that meant better build quality and a more compliant ride, while not watering down the claimed sub-three-second 0 to 100 km/h time. Nor was the fabulous, driver-configurable dashboard compromised.
Usual GT-R Trims
This car has covered less than 8,000 km in its time on the road. As well as the usual GT-R fitments, it also includes recaro seats, some carbon-fibre trim pieces and 21-inch alloy wheels and performance tyres.
Features include: Bose audio, dual zone climate control, bluetooth audio and phone, carbon-fibre fascia, trip computer, keyless entry and start, navigation, reverse camera, seven inch screen, multi adjustable leather recaro seats.