Nissan GT-R 45th Anniversary Limited Edition

Nissan has confirmed it'll be producing a special, limited edition GT-R to celebrate the name's 45th year

Nissan has launched the GT-R 45th Anniversary, a limited-edition version of its ballistic GT-R to celebrate the famous designation turning 45.

Despite initial plans to sell the car in Japan alone, Nissan has revealed that examples will reach other countries too. Just five will make their ways to UK shores, priced at £79,780. That puts it around £1700 more than the entry-level GT-R.

The 45th Anniversary GT-R is based on the 2015 model, which Nissan says 'features ride quality that has been specially tuned to exhibit a more mature, better refined feel.'

Those hoping to see another track weapon like the Nismo GT-R will be sorely disappointed, as the only change made to the all-wheel-drive monster has been the paint job. The paint colour, named Champagne Gold on the UK market, is the same colour that coated the R34 Skyline GT-R M-Spec when it was unveiled back in 2001.

No external or mechanical alterations have been made to the anniversary vehicle, meaning that the 3.8-litre V6 twin-turbo still punches out a meaty 542bhp and 465lb-ft of torque. Power is still delivered to all four wheels, while rapid shifts are taken care of by the six-speed dual clutch transmission. If you’d like to see how well these figures stack up against the mighty 458 Speciale on track, check our track battle out.

Inside, the car gets Premium Black trim and a 45th Anniversary Limited Edition placque low on the centre console, and a bespoke plate in the engine bay with the car's limited edition number.

Orders for the limited production run of 100 cars began in January 2015. In its native Japan, pricing starts at 10,787,040 Yen, equating to just £57,500 - rather less than the near-£80,000 tag it wears in the UK.

Recommended

Chevrolet Corvette C8 convertible 2021 review – American icon driven in EU-specification
Chevrolet Corvette C8 Cab EU review – front tracking
Chevrolet Corvette

Chevrolet Corvette C8 convertible 2021 review – American icon driven in EU-specification

The EU-spec Corvette is heavier and less powerful than we were led to believe, but is still a fantastic modern sports car with a distinct American fla…
8 Oct 2021
Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 2021 review – an all-time great
Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 cornering
Porsche Cayman GT4 coupe

Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 2021 review – an all-time great

For a combination of pure driver appeal and value, the Cayman GT4 has no rivals. An instant modern classic, if ever there was one.
4 Oct 2021
Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS 2022 review – middle child 992 shapes up
Porsche 911 GTS review (992) – front cornering
Porsche 911 Carrera

Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS 2022 review – middle child 992 shapes up

Two and a half years after the launch of the 992, the GTS treatment both adds and subtracts but does the result gel on the road?
21 Sep 2021
Lotus Emira First Edition priced from £75,995 – production to commence in 2022
Lotus Emira
Lotus Emira coupe

Lotus Emira First Edition priced from £75,995 – production to commence in 2022

First examples of the new Lotus Emira will roll off the production line early next year, with the entry-level four-cylinder to follow
20 Sep 2021

Most Popular

'It's saddening to see the Countach name applied to such a cynical exercise'
Dickie Meaden opinion
Lamborghini

'It's saddening to see the Countach name applied to such a cynical exercise'

Lamborghini’s ‘homage’ to the Countach sees Meaden in reflective mood
26 Oct 2021
Used car deals of the week
Used car deals Oct 20 21
Features

Used car deals of the week

Here's what caught evo’s fancy this week on the second hand car market
20 Oct 2021
2022 Range Rover previewed before reveal next week
Range Rover teaser
Land Rover Range Rover

2022 Range Rover previewed before reveal next week

A new era for the Range Rover is about to be revealed, with new engines, tech and styling
20 Oct 2021