Rumor: Next-gen Nissan GT-R is a hybrid
While Nissan readies its next-gen GT-R sports car for the launch, an opinion is spreading that the car will bow in late 2022 bringing neither a new platform nor a new engine along. The only major change will concern the powertrain, which will become part-electric, the rumor claims.
Allegedly, the new GT-R is a mild hybrid that still uses the old 3.8-liter V6, but adds a starter-generator to the mix to improve acceleration dynamics and fuel efficiency.
Whether true or not, it is unlikely that this rumored new generation would stay on the market past the year 2024. A tightening of CO2 emission standards is expected to come into power by the end of that year, either removing the GT-R from the market altogether or forcing Nissan to reimagine it as a PHEV or BEV.
The current generation boasts an IC engine rated at 570 PS (562 hp / 419 kW) in the standard version and 600 PS (592 hp / 441 kW) in the Nismo Edition.
Editor Andrew Raspopov