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Nissan GT-R | The next series will be hybrid

A few weeks after the debut of the Nissan GT-R Model Year 2013 for the European market where it will arrive in January, new details begin to emerge about the next generation of the sporty flagship of Nissan whose first teaser of the car body indicates coupe proportions similar to the current GT-R but with the front bumper modified in the wide wheelarch. More specifically according to some advances that appear on the Web these days the future Nissan GT-R will be developed to meet the needs of the market which wants high performance cars with great style and on fashion and at the same time more and more careful consumption and emissions. In particular with regard to this “voice” the GT-R will be powered by a hybrid diesel, electric, which we think should be similar to what is used to power the Infiniti M35h which combines a petrol engine 3.5-liter V6 with 306 hp and 350 Nm of torque with an electric motor capable of delivering 68 hp and a maximum torque of 270 Nm. It is available from as little as 1770 rpm.

Nissan GT-R side

Nissan GT-R side

Nissan GT-R front

Nissan GT-R front

A second solution which is also being studied by the Nissan engineers regarding the possible modification of the twin-turbo system and the addition of an electric motor drive current in order to give more power and autonomy to the hybrid system. Although both possibilities have been suggested as “feasible” by the engineers of the Japanese brand, a technological update is already for certain: it is the assembly of the Start & Stop system and electronic technology off of two cylinders. There’s two devices that will be installed as standard in the next Nissan GT-R regardless of the type of power that will be chosen.

Nissan GT-R front seats

Nissan GT-R front seats

Nissan GT-R dashboard

Nissan GT-R dashboard

Nissan GT-R black interior

Nissan GT-R black interior

As for the timing of project execution, Nissan confirmed that the current series of the GT-R will remain on the list with no substantial updates for a couple of years. In this regard the head of Nissan Engineering, Kazutoshi Mizuno, announced that “The next version will be taking charge in 2017 and will then show significant changes”. This indicates clearly that we will not see the next generation GT-R for four years.

Nissan GT-R tag

Nissan GT-R tag

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