Nissan GT-R successor confirmed for 2018

 Nissan GT-R successor confirmed for 2018
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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Comments (14)

 Han Solo Han Solo
2018...I think I can afford one by then...and maybe the Corvette C7 as well...
August 29, 2012 8:44 pm
 duppy mowt duppy mowt
August 29, 2012 10:17 am
Great new. Just make it 150 kg lighter
August 28, 2012 4:11 pm
 N20_Purge N20_Purge
In that case, saving up begins NOW!
August 28, 2012 1:53 pm
 Carlson Carlson
At least it wouldn't catch fire easily!
August 28, 2012 1:44 pm
 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.
August 28, 2012 1:24 pm
 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.
August 28, 2012 11:58 am
 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.
August 28, 2012 11:02 am