Rumors of hybridization for the next generation of Nissan GT-R have been floating for a few years now, and even if nothing is confirmed yet, a GT-R hybrid feels inevitable. With the facelifted 2017 GT-R unveiled, Nissan has turned its attention to the successor to the R35 which is expected to begin in 2020.
Shiro Nakamura, head of Nissan’s development, told Automotive News that work is under way to make a fuel-efficient GT-R more proportionate in an interview published on Monday. Nakamura-san has dropped very strong clues that the R36 GT-R will be a hybrid because Nissan wants to increase efficiency and performance on the current car.
2018 Nissan GTR R36 Hybrid Design
So far, there is no suspicion of the future design of GT-R. It is expected to be similar to the recent concept cars that seem quite futuristic, but perhaps toned for production. We could expect that the first details of the design with the introduction of 2018 Nissan GT-R36 Hybrid concept.The GT-R will have the specific brand characteristics of the Nissan brand and the Skyline in particular (GT-R first was only a modification of Skyline). Namely, the V-shaped grid and twin tail lights.
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There is information that its design will be evolutionary rather than revolutionary, modern style inspired by developments in 2020 Vision GT concept.The interior is likely to be very similar to the current generation of sports car updated. However, we hope that it will adapt to the futuristic aspect of the exterior
2018 Nissan GTR R36 Hybrid Engine
Exotic vehicle has been announced as a hybrid model. Gasoline used in 2018 Nissan GT-R is a 3.0-liter V6, and the electric battery is coupled to it, but its power is still unknown. A five-speed sequential transmission is enhanced by carbon clutches and pneumatic paddle shifters. And according to the sources, it can transfer about 700 horses to the wheels. This makes this twin-turbo engine one of the most powerful units in the segment, but it is still far from Veyron. With the front-wheel drive and all-wheel-drive systems available, the new GT-R will increase to 60 mh in just 2.7 seconds or even faster. The maximum speed should be a step closer to 200 mph of current 193.
2018 Nissan GTR R36 Hybrid Prices and Competition
With Veyron still out of its class, 2018 Nissan GT-R will fight for users with Chevrolet Corvette, Audi R18 e-tron Quattro and new Porsche Hybrid among others. Price for entry-level models is about $ 250,000. And even more so for editions, such as gold and black. The release date has not yet been announced. We assume the car arrives before 2018.