Having been around since 2007, the GT-R is currently one of the oldest cars that’s still being sold – although, to be fair, it has received numerous upgrades from Nissan to stay relevant.
Throughout the years, tere have been many talks about a new generation, but until now, the Japanese automaker has remained tight lipped about it, commenting only that we won’t see a replacement any time soon.
Nonetheless, even if development is likely in its early stages, an all-new Nissan GT-R is indeed coming. And, according to IndianAutosBlog, who spoke to the brand’s Senior VP for Global Design, Alfonso Albaisa, it will be previewed by a show car.
Previously, Albaisa had said that the new GT-R would be the best in its class and “the fastest super sports car in the world” and that its styling would take no cues from the recently launched GTR-50 concept.
Expected early next decade, it will be underpinned by a new platform, which will likely support electrification. Although this is still officially debated inside Nissan, the next GT-R will most probably go down the hybrid route after all, with a new twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 engine paired to electric motor(s) or a KERS-like system.
The total output of the car should sit north of the 600-horsepower mark, given that the current one has a healthy 562hp – and the Nismo will be even more powerful.
Note: Nissan Vision 2020 Concept pictured