Nissan promised to make the next generation GT-R completely newJuly 14, 2018
The boss of the design department of Nissan Alfonso Albaisa said that the company is already working on a new generation of sports car GT-R, which will become a completely new model with a unique design and a completely redesigned filling.
Within the framework of the passing Festival of speed in Goodwood, a short interview with the head of the design division of Nissan Alfonso Albaisa was held. In particular, some details were revealed about the ongoing project to create the next generation of the GT-R sports car. Thus it became reliably known that the novelty will receive a completely new design.
Undoubtedly, the Nissan GT-R is one of the most recognizable sports cars in the world, and its history begins long ago. However, the car became very popular due to its wide possibilities for tuning. So, not particularly difficult car can get a new design, a forced engine, as well as a revised suspension. And many companies produce ready-made sets for tuning, and some enthusiasts raise the car’s power to 2,000 horsepower.
At the moment it’s hard to talk about the future design, as Alfonso himself said. Of course, his department is actively working on a future novelty, but it’s difficult to do when the very concept of the future sports car is not yet defined, its layout is unknown, and even the type of power unit is not approved. Therefore, now the concept of the future design is being developed, which can be transferred to other models of the company.
But the question of correspondents about the possibility of using a hybrid powerplant, Albai said that this option is considered as one of the possible ones, but whether it will be accepted is still unknown.
Thus, under the hood of the future novelty can accommodate a hybrid built on the basis of the system from the current car GT-R LM Nismo. This version uses a three-liter engine, working in conjunction with an electric motor, and the total capacity is about 750 horsepower.
In the meantime, Nissan admitted that it falsified the data on exhaust fumes. 1,200 cars – it was for such a number that falsified documents were created that hid real information about the level of exhaust gases into the atmosphere.