Nissan will offer automotive enthusiasts a vehicle line-up that hits the high notes in performance, luxury and elegant design Nissan’s GT-R, often known as “Godzilla,” is already a force to be reckoned with as far as fast cars are concerned. Now, a leaked report published in Japan is suggesting that Nissan has plans to increase horsepower with the aid of an electric motor. Weeks ago, we heard the first rumblings of a Nissan GT-R performance hybrid, The report confirms that Nissan will go with a 3.8 liter twin turbocharged V6 worth 440hp paired with a 160 hp electric motor, similar to the combination used for the Infiniti Essence concept, which was built atop the GT-R platform.
The result will be a simultaneous boost in horsepower, up 100 hp from the current GT-R, and efficiency–up to 25 to 30 mpg. In the end, Nissan plans to offer a GT-R that offers the same high-end quickness and performance of the current model, while boosting fuel economy. The Nissan GT-R is already an absolute beast on the road capable of a 3.3-second 0 to 60. And with a base under $77,000 it’s the all-out performance sports car you can actually hope to own. Nissan’s current GT-R relies on a 473-hp twin-turbocharged V6 to pump out its enviable performance figures. According to a recent leak published in Japan’s Best Car Magazine, the next Godzilla coming to market will pair a 160-hp electric motor with a 440-hp engine with hopes of boosting performance even more. Though no hard specifications were given, it’s not hard to imagine this new GT-R tearing more expensive supercars to pieces.
GT-R was powered with lack of torque, courtesy of turbos. The concept of a new multi-dimensional performance machine that delivers “an ultimate supercar for anyone, anywhere, at anytime”. Starting from its magnetic, perfectly proportioned styling to a shorter wheelbase, shorter overall length and lower height all the delivers a truly distinctive driving experience.
Nissan have been talking about a new model for 2013, but would you believe us if we said that it would be a GT-R Hybrid. This vehicle is rumored to pump out a huge amount of power, but will offer great fuel-efficiency at the same time.The Nissan GT-R Hybrid 2013 will push out more than 600 horsepower, add to that a much lighter car and you are left with a vehicle that offers between 25-30mpg on the highway. The hybrid-powered Nissan GT-R is a rumor till now, but we believes that it is a real possibility now. It is thought that the new hybrid model will still use the current V6 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged engine, but will come with an electric motor for a performance boast. The concept model shows that the 2013 Nissan GT-R Hybrid will be much lighter than the current model, but how can it with the extra weight from that electric motor and the batteries? We are sure that Nissan will be looking at all the numbers, making sure that the new model will be just as light while offering more power. The price could be the real problem for Nissan though, as it is expected to start from $100,000.
The hybrid option is the most feasible of all the rumors pertaining to the future of the GT-R. That Nissan showcased a high-performance hybrid in the Infiniti Essence is a fact (the Essence was built atop the GT-R platform), and with reports of Porsche also toying with the idea of a hybrid-powered 911, it would be natural for Mizuno and Nissan to entertain thoughts about a hybrid option. The Essence showcar’s hybrid system consisted of the G37’s 3.7-liter V6, whose output was raised to 440 horsepower with the help of twin turbochargers. This was combined with a 160-hp electric motor, bringing the grand total to 600 hp. For the GT-R, Nissan would go with the 3.8-liter twin turbocharged V6 (VR38DETT) with the same electric motor used for the Essence. The target output would also be 600 hp (440 hp from the gasoline engine and 160 from the electric motor). That means the hybrid GT-R would boast more than 100 hp more than the current GT-R, while fuel economy would improve to roughly 25-30 mpg. And because it’s a GT-R, we’re also told that all-wheel drive will still be part of the package.
Nissan boldly says the performance will increase over the current-generation GT-R (R35). Nissan’s goal for the hybrid GT-R is for it to be just as quick as the current car — despite that curb weight increase — while boasting much better fuel economy.GT-R. A quick look at the car’s specifications will reveal just how similar the cars are, from their twin-turbocharged six-cylinder engines’ output, all-wheel-drive layout and of course, lap times around the Nürburgring. Today, the economic climate is far different than before, and now comes word that Mizuno-san may be changing his thinking about the future direction of the next-generation GT-R. We expect the Hybrid GT-R’s price tag to be around $100,000 with an expected debut of 2012 as a 2013 model.