|2014 Nissan GT-R Rendering|
“These reports that say we’re planning on producing a new-generation GT-R only five years after introducing the original, and that we’re going to make it a hybrid, are totally unfounded. I said when we introduced the GT-R that the car’s future will be decided in three years, and we are now entering that third year. Therefore, we’ve been too busy making sure that this GT-R makes a positive mark on the world to think about the next car,” he said.
So with that said, expect the R35 Nissan GT-R to be produced for a number of more years. The Nissan Skyline GT-R was produced from 1989-2002 with a very similar driveline, and configuration. With current emissions requirements it is unlikely that we will see the R35 go on that long, but a direct injection engine would bump horsepower, and also likely help out with emissions. The 997 gained about 50 hp going from conventional fuel injection to gasoline direct injection. Another life cycle extender might be an additional gear in the transmission. Nissan has a bit of experience with the DSG GR6 transmission now, so another gear for both fuel economy and maintaining acceleration is possible. The bench mark for the Nissan GT-R is going to be the Porsche 911 Turbo. Expect 911 performance, at a significantly lower cost.
The rumors floating around about the possible R36 say it might be based on the Infiniti Essence concept car. That car had a 3.7 liter 432 hp gasoline engine, and a 158 hp electric motor.
|Will this be the Nissan GT-R/ Infiniti GT-R hybrid system?|
Source : Road and Track