The next Nissan GT-R may well do without electrification, but it will definitely get a new platform and should be the fastest sports car on the market.
Although the Nissan GT-R still competes well with the Porsche 911 and other more recent rivals today, 14 years in production still require a major overhaul. There won’t be a significant technical upgrade for the next-generation model, but the introduction of the new platform could lead to some degree of electrification, Autocar informs.
The new-generation supercar will continue using a conventional internal combustion engine, although electric assistance is possible.
In an interview with Autocar about the future of the GT-R, Nissan CEO Makoto Uchida recently said the company was looking into how to make it electrified. The GT-R is a professional car that needs to be refined for its future.
In theory, they can solve the problem without a hybrid system. Earlier in 2018, Nissan chief designer Alfonso Albaiza told Autocar that the company had not decided yet whether to use more electrification or not to use it at all.
However, Nissan engineers will definitely create a new architecture. The GT-R should be the fastest car of its kind but not necessarily electric, Albaisa noted.
As a reminder, today the 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 develops up to 592 hp, accelerating the hardcore GT-R Nismo from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in about 2.6 seconds. This means it remains one of the quickest internal combustion engine cars on sale.