The Nissan GT-R R35 continues to be a supercar killer even after 15 years on the market, but it's starting to show its age.

Nissan is proud of its extensive portfolio of storied sports cars, several of which have developed cult followings among motorheads over time. 

Nissan has seen its share of highs and lows over the course of its nine decades in business, 

but some of its models have changed how the world perceives Japanese imports. 

The current Nissan R35 GTR demonstrates that they haven't lost their special knack for building high-performance and enjoyable to drive sports cars, 

just as the original Nissan 240Z gave the Corvettes and Porsches a run for their money.

The Nissan GTR has a long history that dates back to the Nissan Skyline 2000GT-R, 

which made its debut in 1969 as a sporty rear-wheel drive vehicle to fight with the Porsche 904 GTS, which had taken over Japanese circuit racing.

But the R32 GTR, a new high-performance addition to the Skyline series, was introduced considerably later, in 1989, and is the direct parent of the present R35.

It acquired the name "Godzilla" and developed into the present version, which has been available since 2009.

The R35 is still a viable choice for supercar buyers, but it is an older model so it isn't flawless.

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