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The 2024 Nissan GT-R is launching in PH

For a staggering P12.445 million

In case you didn't know, Nissan Quezon Avenue is the sole authorized GT-R and Nismo dealer in our country. IMAGE FROM AUTOHUB

At VISOR, we are huge fans of all things Japanese. And few cars typify modern Japanese pop culture more than the Nissan GT-R. In January, we wrote about the latest R35 which was unveiled at the Tokyo Auto Salon, and we were wondering if the latest iteration would ever reach the Philippines.

Well, Nissan Philippines, through its sole authorized GT-R and Nismo dealer (Nissan Quezon Avenue), has confirmed that the latest R35 will, in fact, be available to the local market at a whopping P12.445 million. That’s a massive jump from the P8.9 million that Nissan was previously asking for the car.

The changes may be minimal, but this car will always remain a performance legend. PHOTO FROM NISSAN

At this point, we have to realize that the GT-R is already a 15-year-old car, which is like 200 in human years.

Launched at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show, the car officially reached the Philippines in December 2017 as a 2018 model. It was initially priced at P7.35 million, then dipped to below P7 million, then went back up to P8.9 million post-TRAIN Law.

Final specifications have yet to be announced pending a proper launch by Nissan Philippines, but it should be well-equipped at this price point.

The local prices of the GT-R have fluctuated greatly due to multiple factors. PHOTOS FROM NISSAN

Cynics will point out that the GT-R’s same basic shape, style and spec have remained the same even as its competitors have already moved the goalpost far forward.

But the R35 will always be a fan favorite for both hardcore enthusiasts and fanboys alike. Its tuning potential is vast, and it excels in various genres and levels of motorsports to this day. It will always occupy a special place in our hearts.

Time to save up for a piece of automotive history laced with good old Japanese pop culture, further supported by a massive cult following.

NOTE: For readers who wish to verify the accuracy of this news information, they wouldn’t be able to confirm it with Nissan Quezon Avenue’s Facebook page because—at the time of this writing—the dealer had not posted the announcement. Suffice it to say that the info had been leaked to us even before the Autohub dealer could post it. And yes, we had validated it before writing this piece.

Botchi Santos

Botchi is your friendly, walking car encyclopedia. He loves helping people choose the right vehicle for themselves as much as he enjoys picking the right one for himself. Expect him to write about car culture, test drives and car-shopping advice. His regular column is called ‘Car Life’.