Rumors abound surrounding The Next-gen Nissan GT-R. First, we had heard Godzilla himself might be killed and sent back to the primordial sea. Then, thankfully, we discovered that the GT-R would survive however would skew a bit extra mainstream than its uproarious present new release. And now we’ve learned about its future powertrain.

Sure, you guessed it: it’ll be a hybrid. Don’t wince! That’s a just right factor. Neatly, almost certainly.

In Keeping With Nissan Govt vice president Andy Palmer: “There May Be an inevitability about electrification of all automobiles at some point, and There Is the very actual prospect of enhancements coming from it on a sports activities automotive like the Nissan GT-R. The Electric systems can fill in the gaps within the torque curve and offer authentic performance positive factors, as well as reducing emissions. It’s win-win, and i’d predict to look some form of hybridization on The Following era of car.”

The Present GT-R is powered by means of a twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V6 that makes 545 horsepower and 463 pound-ft of torque. That’s a common figure, in reality. Each Godzilla motor is hand-built and has a distinctive power ranking. Most are rated at 0-60 mph in 2.Eight seconds. How Briskly yours makes that sprint, although, is for you to uncover.

Hybridization is smart for the GT-R. Nissan, as we’ve considered because the GT-R’s unveiling in 2007, has thoroughly embraced electrification with EVs like the LEAF and the ZEOD racecar. Plus, the whole supercar business seems to be leaning toward going hybrid. The Ferrari LaFerrari is hybrid, as is the McLaren P1 along with the imminent Acura NSX. The GT-R, with electrical bits onboard, not only would be keeping up with the Jonses but would also see a pleasant filling out of mid-vary torque.

Regardless Of bolting some electrical bits to The Following-gen GT-R, Nissan appears unfortunately obsessed with Nurburgring lap occasions. Here’s what Palmer mentioned to Autocar in terms of The Next-gen GT-R’s ‘Ring data: “We hope to provide improvements with Every adaptation yr, improving things just like the aerodynamic capabilities and engine Each time,” Palmer added. “The benchmark of with a purpose to be our ‘Ring time, and we think to peer it come down Each year.”

I Love the idea of a hybrid GT-R. I Do Know that Nissan will get that bit right. The section I Am Hoping the japanese automaker additionally improves upon is the day-to-day drivability of the GT-R and the internal refinement with The Next incarnation. If it does if truth be told skew a little bit extra mainstream in worth, Nissan can continue to disregard inside NVH. If it is still a $One Hundred,000 supercar, although, Nissan will need to step up the posh recreation.

The Following GT-R should be set to head on sale for 2015 as a 2016. That means that the brand new Godzilla must be unveiled very soon, in all probability sooner than Detroit in January. We’ll be hot on the trail of this story so be sure to test back continuously for updates.