The Nissan GT-R is now officially sold in Thailand, imported from Japan by Nissan Motor Thailand. The 13.5 million baht (RM1.67 million) living legend is sold exclusively by Siam Nissan TKF – the Nissan High Performance Center dealership will also handle the official GT-R’s three-year factory warranty and servicing.

The GT-R sold in Thailand is the Premium Edition, which is the “luxury version” of the R35 with creature comforts one would not necessarily link to the performance icon. The other versions are the Track Edition and Nismo. This is the latest facelift that made its debut in March 2016.

Auto LED headlamps, semi-aniline leather on the electric seats and multi-function steering wheel (black, tan ivory, red), cruise control, dual-zone auto air con, keyless entry and push start, reverse camera, an 11-speaker Bose surround sound system (two subwoofers between the rear seats), Active Noise Cancellation and an acoustic windscreen are all standard. It wouldn’t be a GT-R without data overload, and it’s all shown on a larger 8.0-inch touchscreen here.

It’s still a GT-R, premium or not, and the heart of the beast is the venerable 3.8 litre twin-turbo V6, now with 555 PS and 632 Nm of torque from 3,300 to 5,800 rpm. The hand-assembled VR38DETT‘s power goes to all wheels via the updated (for smoothness) GR6 six-speed dual-clutch automatic.

There’s a new lightweight titanium exhaust system (with quiet button so you don’t disturb the neighbours) and plenty of forged items – from the suspension components to those sexy 20-inch Rays wheels. The Brembo brakes are six pistons gripping 390 mm front discs and four-pot 380 mm items at the back.

It’s far from fresh, but the R35 GT-R is still a sight to behold and respect, especially in the hero Katsura Orange of the showcar. There’s only one G T R, and it’s not from Mercedes-Benz.