New 2022 Nissan GT-R Goes HybridFebruary 16, 2021
The issue of replacing the current generation Nissan GT-R is long overdue, to put it mildly, since the model has been on the market for over ten years. Nissan has confirmed that a successor is in development, but details are scarce so far.
The long-awaited new GT-R will arrive by the end of 2022 with some significant changes under the hood, according to the Japanese publication. According to the publication, strict CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Economy) and noise standards are being introduced in Japan in 2021. Since the 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 won’t meet these demands, the next-generation GT-R will get a hybrid powertrain.
The new GT-R, codenamed R36, will reportedly combine a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 engine with a 48-volt mild hybrid system with an integrated starter-generator, compact lithium-ion battery and a small electric motor. The addition of a 48-volt system will improve fuel economy and performance as well as “soften engine sound” to reduce noise.
Power from the V6’s electrified powertrain has not been confirmed, but the addition of electric boost should make the new GT-R more powerful than the current car, which produces 600bhp. and 652 Nm of torque in the GT-R Nismo version. After all, we already know that more power can be drawn from this unit, as the GT-R50 Italdesign generates 710bhp, which is 110hp more than the Nismo GT-R.
Despite being a new model, the next generation GT-R is expected to use the same platform as the current car. This is not surprising as the production version of the 400Z will use the same core as the 370Z to cut costs, as Nissan cannot justify the investment required to create new platforms for niche sports cars.
The next generation GT-R is expected to debut by the end of 2022 and go on sale sometime in 2024. By then, the current GT-R will be nearly 17 years old. But before the new model arrives, the current generation will also receive a limited edition “Final Edition” due in 2022 with a modified version of the 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine derived from the GT3, producing 710 hp. .s., which corresponds to the output R50. Production will be limited to approximately 20 pieces, each costing about 40 million Japanese yen.
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