The Nissan GT-R has gone through a number of upgrades and limited editions through its six years of existence. Now news has emerged that the next generation of the GT-R will be rolled out by the beginning of 2016, implying that a late 2015 global unveiling is possible. The production version of the first GT-R debuted at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show and it is likely that Nissan will chose the same venue for the unveiling of its next iteration as well.
There isn’t much information about what Nissan has in store for its next mega project, but recent reports claim that the car may feature technologies like stop/start system, cylinder deactivation technology and hybrid powertrain. All of these features have been previewed by Nissan’s sister concern, Infiniti as part of the Infiniti Essence concept. To all fuel to fire, Nissan had recently patented the “R hybrid” badge, strengthening speculations that the next GT-R will feature hybrid technology.
A hybrid technology makes logical sense considering that many other super car manufacturers have already introduced their own versions of hybrid performance cars. Most notable of them are the Ferrari La Ferrari, the Porsche 918 Spyder and the McLaren P1, all featuring hybrid technology. The current GT-R already makes an astonishing 553PS power and 627Nm and there are speculations that the GT-R Nismo is set to clock 0-100kph in a ludicrous 2.0 sec, so, what next?