Aug 27, 2012

Next Gen Nissan GT-R Rumored for 2018

Extra slots for cooling? I'll call it da Smurf. 
Inside Line's correspondent, Sam Mitani, is reporting that the next generation Nissan GT-R is due in 2018.  Recently they had reported that no new GT-R was in the pipeline.  In the story they mention that we should expect a refresh on the GT-R for 2014, a second generation car in 2018.


The Smurf, or car rendering above might be an indication of the refresh for 2014 in the US. They are also expecting some powerplant upgrades. Sam has a pretty good line on whats going on at Nissan, so you can bank on the info.

Originally, the second generation of the GT-R was scheduled to arrive in 2015. Part of the reason for the delay is that the chief engineer and product specialist of the GT-R, Kazutoshi Mizuno had left the company. We now know that Mizuno took a leave of absence because of health problems, but has since returned to the company. He is again at the helm of the GT-R's development team, and was involved with the GT-R's recent class-winning effort at the 24 Hours of Nürburgring.

Source: Inside Line


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