When the Nissan GT-R first made its debut back in 2007, the company was immensely proud of the fact that its 3.8 litre VR38DETT twin-turbo V6 engine is entirely handcrafted by only five Takumi, or master craftsmen.

These highly trained Takumi, of which there are only five in the entire company, are the only certified personnel eligible to build a GT-R powerplant. Therefore, every single GT-R engine in existence is the work of these master craftsmen.

With the introduction of the MY2017 Nissan GT-R, the company has decided to showcase the talents of its engine builders with this video. We won’t give anything away but watching team leader Takumi Kurosawa describe the process and amount of handiwork that goes into each GT-R engine is truly a showcase of dedication, skill and passion.

Nissan GT-R Takumi

For the latest iteration of the GT-R, the VR38DETT now churns out 565 hp at 6,800 rpm and 633 Nm from 3,300 to 5,800 rpm. That’s an increase of 15 hp and 3 Nm over the 2016 model – and nearly 90 hp more than what the GT-R was originally launched with back in 2007. As before, each completed engine has a plaque mounted on it, bearing its Takumi’s name.

Couple that to revised dynamics, improved aero performance and stunning new looks, and you’ve got an evolved Godzilla that’s ready to give more expensive supercars a run for their money.

Though the sub five-minute video doesn’t show the entire process of building a GT-R engine (said to take about six to nine hours), it certainly is impressive to see Nissan continue to implement the human element in the creation of its iconic sports car. Impressed?