Nissan has just released a new beautifully shot video for the launch of the 2018 GT-R in Hong Kong. It’s filled with shots of an R32, R33 NISMO 400R, R34 Vspec II Nür, and the R35 gliding through the urban streets. I will admit that I rolled my eyes at the cheesy opening scene, but by the end of the two-minute video I felt the pang of my heartstrings getting seriously yanked.
The dialog-less video opens with three boys stoked at the sight of a gunmetal R32 and chasing it down the road. Gorgeous shots showing the evolution of the GT-R follow. Take note of the part where the R34 enters a tunnel — it’s brilliant.
Though the video is ostensibly a promo for the R35, it really demonstrates the heritage and cultural power of the GT-R. We would love to see Nissan produce something like this for the US market. We won’t spoil the end, but it’s worth watching it all the way through.