New details on the next generation of the Nissan GT-R have emerged recently as the model in question is still a few years away from hitting the dealerships.
The Nissan GT-R has been a truly revolutionary vehicle, bringing supercar performance to a competitive price, but now, a few years after its original introduction and a few versions later, the sports car is getting ready to receive a new generation. Despite being confirmed, the upcoming GT-R still remains a mystery and every time we find out something about it, it continues to fascinate us.
According to a recent report, the brand new Nissan GT-R will be keeping its 2+2 coupe body style and it will continue to be offered with a front engine, but the most significant change will be found under its hood, where a hybrid will be adopted. This will allow it to reach 100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.8 seconds and to lap the ring in just 7 minutes and 8 seconds. Besides the new powertrain, the upcoming sports car will also bring a significantly different design to the exterior which will not be evolutionary. The model should be introduced in 2018.
The current Nissan GT-R has been introduced back in 2007 and it is currently being put together in Kaminokawa, Tochigi, Japan, being designed by Shiro Nakamura. The model has a 2-door coupe body style and a front engine and all-wheel drive layout. Under its hood, we can find the 3.8 liter twin turbo V6 engine, connected to a 6-speed dual clutch automatic transmission. Top speed of the GT-R stands at 314 km/h (195 mph).
Source: Top Gear