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Nissan GT-R T-spec Takumi and Skyline Edition: special models

Nissan GT-R T-spec Takumi and Skyline Edition: special models

Nissan recently announced that it will extend Godzilla's lifespan by another year. The GT-R returns for 2025. Not to Europe; The Japanese coupe had already left here in the spring of 2022. But to selected markets with less stringent emissions and safety regulations, including of course Japan and the USA. The latter now receives two new special models with which the 2024 model year will leave showrooms: the T-spec Takumi Edition and the Skyline Edition.

The first looks a little more exciting and pays homage to the engine builders of the same name, who assemble each VR38DETT engine by hand. Accordingly, the 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 has a nameplate bearing Master Takumi's nameplate engraved in red, with the color code meaning that special attention was paid to precise tolerances and component balance when assembling the engine. Another feature of the T-spec Takumi Edition is the gold badge with chassis number in the engine compartment.

Distinctive models in distinctive colors

Visually, the special model can be identified by its “Midnight Purple” paint and exclusive Mori Green interior. Technically, the Takumi Edition has the additional features that also distinguish the standard T-Spec GT-R. Wider front fenders make room for 20-inch NISMO-designed gold-finished wheels, which come from Specialized Rays. A carbon ceramic braking system operates behind it, while a driving assistance package called “Vehicle Dynamic Control” also includes the NISMO configuration.

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Nissan GT-R
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The Nissan GT-R in Skyline Edition is a little less impressive, but no less important. It is reminiscent of the name of the model series that the particularly sporty GT-R models carried until the R34 generation. The special model is based on the coupé model with premium equipment and brings the “Bayside Blue” paint back to the range. This color was previously an integral part of the GT-R color range, but was dropped towards the end of the R34 generation. Only in 2019 did it return briefly with the special 50th anniversary model of the series. The matching, slightly lighter blue color in the interior is called “Sora Blue.”

Known technical data

Aside from the step down to the T-spec Takumi Edition, nothing has changed regarding the GT-R's drivetrain. In US specifications, the VR38DETT engine currently generates 573 horsepower and a maximum torque of 633 Nm, sending its power to all four wheels. The six-speed dual clutch transmission is located in the transmission design on the rear axle. The T-Spec version of the coupe, which weighs around 1.8 tons, accelerates from zero to 60 mph (96.6 km/h) in 3.4 seconds and has a top speed of 322 km/h.

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Nissan has not yet announced pricing for the T-spec Takumi Edition and Skyline Edition GT-R models. However, they will likely be higher than those of the standard T-Spec (currently at least $141,090 or €130,000) and the regular GT-R with premium equipment ($121,090 or €111,000).

Note: In the video after the first paragraph, we present to you a 1995 Nissan Skyline GT-R R33.


Nissan USA is introducing two new special models for the 2024 GT-R: the T-spec Takumi Edition and the Skyline Edition. The Takumi Edition honors the engine makers and offers the corresponding engine badge as a special feature. Like the Skyline Edition, it also features a special color scheme.

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