Nissan wants GT-R to be fastest auto in the world

Doris Richards
July 18, 2018

For next-generation Nissan GT-R, the company is at early stages of development and engineering a new platform. Here is what they have to say about it now.

Speaking to British automotive outlet Autocar at the Goodwood Festival of the Speed on the weekend, Albaisa laid down some bold targets for the next-generation GT-R, claiming "We simply have to reflect people's dreams; and I think people dream that the next GT-R will be the hottest super sports vehicle in the world". Some people think it could involve electric engines since their rivals are already planning to offer hybrids. In standard form, Nissan GT-R is offering 562hp, so it can be expected that its successor will churn out more than 600hp.

It's been a little while since we had some news about the next-generation GT-R, hasn't it? While the design team works only on the concept of appearance, as yet not approved the layout and the type of power plant, writes the Chronicle.info with reference to Аvtodream. Nissan had previously developed hybrid powertrain with twin-turbo V6 that will be used for the 2016 LMP1 GT-R race vehicle.

From the information revealed, the new GT-R will be sitting on a new platform and the exterior sketches created to reflect the expected performance, but since the internals are yet to be decided, the body is still a mystery.


"The challenge is on the engineer, to be honest", said Albaisa. "It has to "own" the track", Albaisa told Autocar.

Electrification is definitely on the table, but it's certainly not a definite addition for the next GT-R powertrain.

The designer further said that the Godzilla replacement would "play the advanced technology game". Power is routed to all four wheels through a GR6 six-speed dual-clutch automatic. "It's an animal; it has to be imposing and excessive".

In that, Nissan had devised a 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 developed with help from Cosworth, paired with an electric motor assist system.

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