Nissan is reportedly preparing a swansong for the R35 GT-R, with a limited edition to see the supercar off ahead of its R36 successor.
Best Car Web claims the R35’s last limited edition will be aptly named Final, with it to be revealed sometime in 2022, while the R36 is expected to debut the following year.
According to the Japanese publication, the Final will be a collector’s items, with only about 20 units to be up for grabs with hefty price tags around the 40 million yen ($AU518,360) mark.
Each example of the Final will be fitted with a hand-built 3.8-litre turbo-petrol V6 producing a massive 530kW of power, Best Car Web says.
The Japanese publication also reports the Final’s engine will be based on that of the GT-R GT3 racecar, which suggests it could be the same unit used in the GT-R50 by Italdesign, a million-dollar-plus limited edition that marked the 50th anniversary of the nameplate.
In the GT-R50 by Italdesign, the GT-R's engine was upgraded with competition-spec turbochargers, larger intercoolers, high-flow piston oil jets, revised camshaft profiles, high-flow fuel injectors, optimised ignition and revised intake and exhaust systems.
These mechanical changes delivered the 530kW (+89kW) and a colossal 780Nm of torque (+128Nm), outputs that could also be set for the Final.
As reported, Nissan is considering electrifying the GT-R by including a Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) in the R36, similar to what was used in its ill-fated GT-R LM Nismo prototype from 2015.
The KERS system in the GT-R LM racecar fed energy to a pair of flywheels from the front brakes, and was able to send that energy to both the front and rear axles via independent driveshafts.