Nissan GT-R successor confirmed for 2018

2012 Nissan GT-R 07.11.2011
2012 Nissan GT-R 07.11.2011

Insiders at Nissan have confirmed a GT-R successor.


Even though some sources indicated a while ago that there won’t be a next-gen GT-R, Edmunds has obtained some precious info after a visit to Nissan’s R&D center in Atsugi, saying that a new GT-R is due in 2018. One of the reasons why it will be quite a while until the next model comes out is because the chief engineer and product specialist of the vehicle left the company. Originally, the second generation of the GT-R was programmed for a 2015 launch.

Edmunds reports that towards the end of next year we’ll get to see some significant changes to the GT-R’s engine and exterior styling. The officials at the Japanese automaker consider that the GT-R needs some big modifications since in 2013 the car will reach its six year of production. For the moment there aren’t any confirmed details regarding the design changes, but various sources are indicating that the lights and the front bumper will get a new look. Chances are that the vehicle’s main body panels won’t suffer any modifications.

The same sources within the company are indicating that the team behind the GT-R is observing the development of the upcoming Acura NSX. The main reason for this is because Honda said that the new hybrid sports car will be faster than the GT-R on the troubled Nurburgring. This could mean that in the future Nissan will launch a hybrid variant of the GT-R.

2018 is a long way to go but as they say, it’s better late than never.



Source: Inside Line

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Han Solo Han Solo
2018...I think I can afford one by then...and maybe the Corvette C7 as well...
Aug 30th, 2012 3:44am
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duppy mowt duppy mowt
Aug 29th, 2012 5:17pm
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Great new. Just make it 150 kg lighter
Aug 28th, 2012 11:11pm
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N20_Purge N20_Purge
In that case, saving up begins NOW!
Aug 28th, 2012 8:53pm
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Carlson Carlson
At least it wouldn't catch fire easily!
Aug 28th, 2012 8:44pm
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autoficianado autoficianado
If the collaboration with Daimler/Mercedes Benz continues I would not be surprised to see this vehicle made from a MB platform such as the SL/SLK black series.
Aug 28th, 2012 8:24pm
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IGoSlow IGoSlow
To be honest, im more interested in the infinity version. I know too many people who will always buy porsche/r8 over this because of the shoddy interior. If only they would introduce a $5,000 interior option. Then they would see a significant increase in sales numbers.
Aug 28th, 2012 6:58pm
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sensei sensei
Another thing about the Infiniti version is that the technology will be older, proven and paid for allowing Nissan to keep some of it in cycle thereby keeping revenues coming. Hey, if it ain't broke no need to fix it.
Aug 29th, 2012 6:19am
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schizo schizo
Interiors in an Infiniti isn't anything to write home about either...
Aug 29th, 2012 7:57pm
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gooniz gooniz
One of the best sport cars that were ever made and the fact that you can have 4 people in it makes it even better than most european sport cars if not all of them. 0-60 in 3 seconds and it will only cost you 100K.
Aug 28th, 2012 6:02pm
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ucplayer ucplayer
2 people with no legs in the back seats*
Aug 28th, 2012 6:43pm
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IGoSlow IGoSlow
Absolutely. Gt-r fans are insistent on ignoring this short coming.
Aug 28th, 2012 6:55pm
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duppy mowt duppy mowt
Like most sports cars and super cars... Your point?
Aug 29th, 2012 5:16pm
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schizo schizo
Is having rear seats really that important for a sports car? If I wanted to take my friends for a blistering ride I'd take the best 4 seater sports coupe out there in the market CL63 which can actually seat 4 adults...or an M5, CLS 63, Panamera Turbo, etc... To me the extra rear seat in the GTR is a detraction because it just adds useless space and weight. It is an amazing car for what it can do for most people that drive it...no disrespect for the GTR...
Aug 29th, 2012 8:06pm
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