Report – Nissan acknowledges GT-R electrification possibility image

According to the latest report, Nissan’s chief creative officer Shiro Nakamura has confirmed the automaker’s interest in exploring the possibility of making the new generation GT-R a hybrid.

We got the refreshed 2017 GT-R just a few short months ago during the New York Auto Show but of course everyone knows this is a swan song for the current generation and all eyes are already scanning the future for the upcoming complete new generation. The work on the new R36 GT-R will include a completely new design with better aerodynamics and styling, has revealed Nakamura. He also tipped about Nissan’s push to lower the weight of the car while also making it wider for better proportions and also promised every single change will have to increase the sport car’s performance. We are also expecting the new design to represent a complete departure from the current generation, which appeared back in 2007, because if the styling unit “tries to capture some trend, it would look dated.”

Of course, since we’re dealing with an all new model, fuel efficiency needs to be a focus, meaning the biturbo 3.8-liter V6 will need to sport better range credentials. As such, Nakamura says there’s a big possibility for the model to adopt a hybridized powertrain – which should also boost performance credentials. Meanwhile, the engineers have the work cut out for them – they need to drop de weight while also taking into account the electrification process which brings it own components.