NISMO to develop the next-gen Nissan GT-R image

The next generation of the Nissan GT-R will apparently be developed by the company’s performance division, NISMO.

The actual “father” of the current Nissan GT-R R35, Kazutoshi Mizuno, will not be involved in the development of the next generation of the supercar, as the company’s performance division, NISMO, will take charge in creating the model. The announcement hasn’t been made official but a rumor is saying that the iconic Nissan GT-R will receive a successor which will be developed by NISMO. The model in question will be known as the R36 and it’s expected to be launched in a couple of years, as a 2016 model year. The next-gent GT-R could use a hybrid drivetrain, but this remains unconfirmed for the moment.

The current generation of the Nissan GT-R has been in production since 2007 and it’s being assembled in Kaminokawa, Tochigi, Japan. The sports car is coming in a two-door coupe body style, with a front engine and an all-wheel drive layout. The most powerful version, which is made since 2012, is coming with 545 HP from the 3.8 liter twin turbo V6 model, mated to a 6-speed semi automatic dual clutch transmission. The GT-R is 4,671 mm long, 1,902 mm wide and 1,372 mm tall, weighing 1,740 kg (3,840 lbs).

Source: Motor Authority