In Japan they say that Nissan is working on a new Nissan GT-R

In Japan they say that Nissan is working on a new Nissan GT-R

In the ideal collection of any ‘petrohead’ there are models that should not be missing: one of them is the Nissan GT-R. We are talking about a veteran since the R35, the current generation, arrived on the market in 2007. Unfortunately, it has been gradually disappearing from many markets due to different regulations and although the brand keeps a low profile about a possible future, from Japan Reasons arrive to embrace hope: everything indicates that Nissan would already be working on a new Nissan GT-R.

The last special edition starring the Nissan GT-R arrived in the fall of 2021 with the Nissan GT-R T-Spec: a limited edition of which the entire production scheduled for 2022 has been sold. Something that many have interpreted as the end point to the story of ‘Godzilla’ although, according to the information circulating in Japan and specifically that which comes from best carit could be a point and followed.

This would be the Nissan GT-R R36?

As reported by the aforementioned medium, the development of a new Nissan GT-R would be underway, which would probably be the R36 and could be the last model with a combustion engine that Nissan would make. There are not too many data on the table and the Japanese brand has not wanted to comment on it: The Drive contacted them to no avail.

What is coming from Japan? The starting point would be a version of the chassis used in the Nissan GT-R R35 although I would change the exterior design as well as the suspension system and the transmission, one of the points of the current generation that has received the most criticism. The manufacturer could then opt for an improvement on the current dual-clutch six-speed.

Your playmate would be an evolution of the 3.8-liter V6 biturbo (VR38DETT) that we already know and that in the Nismo version develops 600 CV. This move would make sense if we look at the history of the Nissan GT-R: in 1989 the R32 debuted the 2.6-liter twin-turbo inline six-cylinder engine (RB26DETT) and they kept it until the R34 (2002), that is, for three generations.

Inside, Nissan would bet on a modern configuration with an instrument panel like the one on the Nissan Z and an infotainment system with the latest news. Finally, Best Car speculates with the possibility of meeting that new Nissan GT-R in spring or summer of 2023… at best.

An electric future

What is clear is that the (long-term) future of the Nissan GT-R will inevitably be electric. Ashwani Gupta, chief operating officer of Nissan, stated in topgear that Godzilla will experience a radical change: “The electric GT-R will come one day, but it’s too early to say when.” And it is that, according to the Japanese manufacturer, the current technology they have for their electric cars is not ready for high performance.

We don’t know if the life expectancy of the Nissan GT-R will be reduced to Japan, but, either way, Godzilla may will not have the power to shake the Earth as it did due to noise regulations and its electric future. That does not mean that there is no room for hope.


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