- 16,000 Miles
This July 2014 registered R35 GTR is finished in the fabulous Black Metallic with contrasting Black Hide/Alcantara Trim. Having travelled just 16,000 miles from new this superb example, as you would expect at this mileage, is in truly fabulous condition throughout! Its had just one mature fastidious owner (his 3rd GTR and only selling to buy the 2017 model) garaged and unmodified with the exception an additional soundproofing kit (£1,000) and an Alcantara Steering Wheel. used as a second car Never Launched or Tracked
Costing £78,000 new this is the 550bhp 466 Torques model. It also benefits from a 3 year free service plan and just an annual servicing requirement rather than the early R35’s which require servicing every 6 months.
Full service history with Middlehurst, 4 new tyres and recent annual service.
Top Gear say!
What is it?
The fastest car down an unknown road. Which sounds like the title of a concept album, but is nevertheless true. The R35 GT-R is Nissan’s finest hour, and almost makes up for the Micra. A four-seater two-door with a decent boot and four-wheel drive that’s mightily rear-biased. Bolt that to a suite of electronic cleverness that’ll boggle whatever’s left of your mind, and you’ve got a legend that reliably minces cars twice the price.
The engine is a 3.8-litre V6 (VR38DETT, if you want to get technical), punting out 550bhp and 466lb ft of torque. It’ll do over 193mph, but more than that, use the ‘R-Start’ launch control, and you can get 0–62mph acceleration times below three seconds, run after run. That’s not a car, that’s a missile.
Comments have been made that the GT-R makes speed ‘too easy’, and that there’s too much help on offer if you like driving. Absolute poppycock. You just need to learn to drive the GT-R – and when you do, it’s genuinely mega. It’s also an assault on the senses: the standard damper mode will smash your teeth out, the acceleration is fierce enough to hurt your neck and the noise it makes is part industrial vacuum cleaner and part white noise sonic weapon.
On the inside
The GT-R has traditionally let itself down here. To be fair, Nissan has tried to make it a bit more bespoke and special, but you need more than blue lighting in the rev counter to take on a Porsche or AMG Merc. Alongside these, the GT-R feels a bit like a boosted average coupe rather than something bespoke. There’s a large screen in the centre of the dash that should keep techheads happy, though: you can measure and record pretty much everything, from laptimes to lateral g, acceleration, any temperature you care to mention, yaw, pitch, boost pressure, speed, distance, the colour of your underpants. OK, so the last one was a lie, but you get the picture.
The GT-R is famously reliable, but it is a suspiciously usable car too. It has a big boot, four decent seats and feature-packed cabin. You don’t need a stripped-out racer when the GT-R exists, especially in latest model year spec which get an even better Bose stereo and reversing camera. All this for just over £78k? Sounds like the performance car bargain of the decade!