We’ve been waiting for news about the next-gen GT-R since, like, forever, but Nissan isn’t going to open its cards just yet; at least that’s what the model’s chief product specialist says.
“Is it final? Hmmm,” Tamura-san says. “The traditional, conservative answer is ‘I cannot tell you’… but I don’t know what our next mission will be, our next assignment.”
Sounds like Nissan has still to decide what the next GT-R will be then, which is a little disheartening. But the latest 2020 update also certified the R35 GT-R for the upcoming emissions regulations, meaning that there’s the automaker still has plenty of time to make up its mind. And since the waiting list for the current model has stretched to over 18 months, why hurry?
“The simple answer is ‘why not try for a model year 2022 or 2023 [GT-R]?’”, Tamura-san says. Then, he places his hand flat on his chest. “In my heart, we’re already kicking off options for the next step. We already have the feedback.”
The current Godzilla has been on the market since December, 2007. That’s 11 and half years, which is extraordinary for any car these days, never mind a performance coupe that’s facing stiff competition.