It’s been an enormously successful car for the better part of its run over the past few years, but as it turns out, Nissan may finally be ready to park the Nissan R35 in the garage and be replaced by the R36.

According to the boys over at Pistonheads, Nissan vice president of global product planning, Andy Palmer flew in to check up on the brand’s GT-R program at the Nurburgring. While he was there, Palmer reemphasized Nissan’s continued commitment in the development of the GT-R program, so much so that he also hinted on a model (the R36) replacing the R35 in the coming years, expected to be 2013.

It’s a bold move by Nissan, especially considering that performance cars left and right have all upped the ante and released their own sports cars that are being lined up to put the GT-R in its place. So as an answer to all those who are wondering what to make of Nissan’s next step in their GT-R development, Palmer made it abundantly clear: they’re staying in the game, and they’re bringing their guns with them.

According to PH, the R36 will retain its predecessor’s twin-turbo V6 engine, albeit with a few tinkers here and there to make it even more formidable out on the road.

It’s not a complete overhaul as some people expected, but Palmer is seeing the whole process in the big picture. “In that respect, it’s not going to be a massive one-off investment,” he said. “It’s more a case of putting a bit of money into the programme every year, to make sure we keep the GT-R where it needs to be.”

Source: Pistonheads

What do you think?


driftman  (9) posted on 04.5.2010

The Nissan skyline/GT-R cars are legendary. They make more models all the time. I wouldn’t be suprised if they make a new GT-R or Skyline model soon.

AK47  (1024) posted on 10.8.2009

Agreed, this car is so ugly they gave it automotive design of the year.

AK47  (68) posted on 10.7.2009

Hope they send it to Italy for a beautifyng treatment and then give it THREE pedals.

AK47  (1024) posted on 10.7.2009

I agree. Why would anyone want to improve on something thats already perfect?

Added doses of power and suspension, maybe the brakes would be enough to keep this car going on. Lets face it, no other car has lived up to the hype like this one.

And GT2R, are you joking or did you mess up the numbers.

BMWM6  (488) posted on 10.6.2009

exactly what I was thinking ak I feel ripped off now its been 2 damn years on sale wow already time for a replacement and its doing good too

and that additional stuff you mentioned ak is good enough for the v spec but why change the GTR already leave for atleast 5 years
didnt they like add power second year into production like a 5-10hp bump

BUT now I feel really ripped off

BMWM6  (17) posted on 10.6.2009

Nissan GT-R R35 was The Best Car Of the Year and as we know It has 480HP V6 3.8L Twin Turbo but Nissan having problem with Nissan GT-R R35 Stereo and as we know Nissan GT-R can reach a top speed of 293MPH from 0-60 In 4.9seconds

AK47  (1024) posted on 10.6.2009

Its gonna be more of a evolution rather than an all new car.

Personally, I think they should have kept the current car which is perfect and added more power with suspension adjustments for at least 10 years. Perhaps give it a manual also.

BMWM6  (488) posted on 10.5.2009

wait someone tell me

Is it going to be a totally different model than the current r35 like how the r35 was totally different than its predecessor or is it going to be base off of it similarly

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