Nissan GT-R R35: the evolution of Godzilla in a decade, in 10 images

Sergio Alvarez ( @sergioalvarez88 )

we Just released the new Nissan GT-R R35 2017, one of the major evolutions experienced by the supercar japanese in years. But it is useless to know the present if we forget the past, the origins of Godzilla. Join us for this special Photo to Photo in the history of the Nissan GT-R R35: a decade of evolution, a decade of history concentrated in 10 images.

Nissan GT-R was from his birth a “bully”. It was the typical chubby boy in the class, not noted for his physical, but it really was the most gross of all in the gym. Under his outward appearance hid a performance so unparalleled. Although it started with just 485 HP of power, your version NISMO has already touched 600 HP and very few dare to contest its time of 7 minutes and 8 seconds on the Green Hell. From the beginning he demonstrated extraordinary capabilities in circuit, and flexibility previously unheard of in a car of nearly 1.8 tons of weight, thanks to a spectacular all-wheel drive system permanent.

Its evolution has been constant in the years that it has been on sale – from the beginning of 2009 in our country – and its price has followed also an upward trajectory that has taken him to 107.750 euros of the current GT-R, when started in 87.700 euro. Although it is a car that today accuses the years, porta proud of their origins and even knowing that this is not the sport most technological on the market, you know that you can do more than give a lesson to “those supercars hybrids of today.” Long life of Godzilla, you will still be with us at least two more years. Join us to learn about your history in photos.

2001. Nissan presents the Hall of Tokyo Nissan GT-R Proto Concept. A simple design exercise that shows the aspect that would have a GT-R in the TWENTY-first Century. The Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 was approaching the end of their production.

2005. back in the Hall of Tokyo, Nissan introduces a second version of its GT-R Proto Concept. Announce a successor to the legendary Skyline R34 is on the way and give clear indications to the public about what can be expected. As you can see, its design and aesthetic solutions respond almost directly to the production model.

2007. Begins sales in Japan of the Nissan GT-R R35. Would come to Europe in march of 2009 – in Spain would be sold from 87.700€ – due to the need of Nissan to train mechanics and provide concessions for the Nissan Performance Center, a certification that it is possible to keep in the workshop of Godzilla. In its first iteration, the motor VR38DETT, a 3.8 V6 with two turbos, developed 485 HP. Thanks to a system of Launch Control, it was able to accelerate to 97 km/h in just 3.2 seconds.

2008. Godzilla starts a battle of times in the Green Hell, the Nürburgring Nordschleife. The 17 of April of 2008, the GT-R achieves a lap time of 7:29.08, lower than that of the Porsche 911 GT2 or Ferrari 430 Scuderia at the time. A year later, a GT-R series tyres, sports optional reduced this time to three seconds. Porsche and Chevrolet would soon after the cloth.

2009. Revive the acronym SpecV in the Nissan GT-R. This special version had a train shooting more sports, consisting of light alloy wheels of 20 inches, a suspension or sport brakes carbonocerámicos. Although the engine power is not varied, its weight was reduced in about 60 kilos thanks to a lower insulation, carbon fibre components and a line of titanium exhaust, among other details.

2010. Reaches the first wash face the Nissan GT-R. Lightweight makeup cosmetic in the form of a few strips of LEDs for daytime, and an evolution of the motor VR38DETT, whose power was increasing, to the 530 HP.

2012. Just two years after Nissan gives away 20 HP additional the Nissan GT-R, leaving their power set at 550 HP until the presentation of the model 2017. This minor update also brings under the arm modifications on the suspension, as well as the launch of a version called Egoist, focused on the refinement on board. The starting price in Spain of this model in 2011 was 106.000€.

2013. Nissan returns to the Nürburgring, achieving a time of 7:19.10 with his Nissan GT-R 2012, equipped with the latest mechanical modifications and 550 HP of power. Its 0 to 100 km/h is already low three seconds, thanks to the constant improvements in electronics and running gear.

2014. NISMO. The acronym most dreaded by the manufacturers of european landed from Japan in the GT-R is the most radical of all the times. With 600 horsepower and a making a radical point, is openly focused on the circuits. Amazed all and sundry with a time of just 7:08.69 in the Green Hell, by positioning itself as the fifth vehicle to production faster, leaving behind the Dodge Viper ACR or Lexus LFA Nürburgring.

This unit was equipped with a series of dynamic improvements in your running gear and aerodynamics, which would be marketed as a package called the “N-Attack Package”.

2016. In the Hall of New York presents the Nissan GT-R, 2017. The face wash most important to date, that modifies the design of the front once more, and re-designed the as a veteran of interior almost complete. The power of the engine VR38ETT is increased to 570 HP. You can read here our in-depth article about the Nissan GT-R, 2017.