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2017 Nissan GT-R to have sportier styling, possibly a hybrid system - report

 2017 Nissan GT-R to have sportier styling, possibly a hybrid system - report
2013 Nissan GT-R Hybrid artist rendering

Godzilla goes eco?

New details are starting to emerge about the next-generation Nissan GT-R.

Motor Trend is reporting the model will retain its same basic proportions but come equipped with a sportier front fascia which maximizes downforce and increases high-speed stability.

To meet increasingly stringent fuel economy and emissions standards, the GT-R could have a hybrid powertrain that is similar to the one used in the Infiniti M35h and Infiniti Essence concept. Another possibility is adding a "turbo compressor and generator setup" to the current engine. Both setups are rumored to be under evaluation, but it appears a stop/start system and cylinder deactivation technology will be standard regardless of which system is selected.

While the current model is expected to stick around for a couple of years, Chief engineer Kazutoshi Mizuno hinted the company can "take the car up to 2017, when you can expect significant revisions." This likely implies we won't see the next-generation model until 2017 or 2018.

Note: 2017 Nissan GT-R Hybrid speculative artist rendering shown

Source: Motor Trend

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Comments (14)

 ART ART
if they can just make it look a little sexier - a little lighter - I'm good...
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December 27, 2012 8:30 am
 KheirFrancis KheirFrancis
maybe they could squeeze a 2014 maxima outta this.
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December 27, 2012 5:10 am
 pzxpjy pzxpjy
Nissan's parallel hybrid system is quite different from that of the Prius, which has a complex series parallel hybrid architecture. Nissan hybrid is simple and super lightweight.
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December 21, 2012 12:45 pm
 phavyarden phavyarden
For the love of god, please don't keep ruining good cars with hybrid systems!!
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December 21, 2012 10:01 am
 ifudge ifudge
No sportier styling Nissan. One of the best things about this car is its unique and unassuming appearance. Nothing looks like it, yet it has presence and a purposeful stance.
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December 21, 2012 6:52 am
 Hellbound Hellbound
God no. Please don't make it look like an Infiniti. That design language is bloody awful and dated. Fat, curvy...like an armadillo. NO!! The new baby LFA, the Supra, NSX and next generation of Japanese sports cars won't be fat, bloated curvy and jarring to the eyes. If Nissan mess this up, the GTR will go from hero to zero in one move.
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December 21, 2012 6:49 am
 sensei sensei
If not for the awesome performance, this pig of a car would have been called out for being the ugliest supercar ever made by a major manufacturer. I know the fan boys will come flame but this is a seriously ugly car.
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December 21, 2012 6:11 am
 Ivo_205 Ivo_205
Nice render but that wing needs to go.
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December 21, 2012 3:13 am
 techie69 techie69
If they can capture the energy of gasoline engine into the batteries and help it have a seemless quicker take-off, it will change alot of minds of how hybrid engine can be employed electrically to help on speed and accelaration. Of course more weight means they got shed it somewhere else to have optimal gains.
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December 21, 2012 12:15 am
 tazcubed tazcubed
If Nissan keeps it close to the drawings, it's a looker. Now, what can they do about the Juke?
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December 20, 2012 9:31 pm
 Joao Oliveira Joao Oliveira
No hybrid please... GTR already is heavy enought...
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December 20, 2012 5:22 pm