Nissan GT-R being released in 2018
Fans of Nissan will undoubtedly be familiar with the brand’s all-powerful, famous GT-R. Of course, with rumors flying about the next generation of the Nissan GT-R being released in 2018, we couldn’t wait to delve into what’s been said about it. While there aren’t many official sources saying much, the auto-world is notorious for digging up information, and we’d like to share what we’ve heard with you!
2018 Nissan GT-R engine
The engine of the next generation GT-R has to be powerful, because that’s one of the major reasons drivers get excited about it. Recent whisperings have suggested that the vehicle will use the 2015 Le Mans racer engine, which is a 3.o-liter V6 that offers around 550 horsepower. Of course, the Nismo GT-R produced around 600, so if there are any improvements to the GTR’s performance, it should offer a higher output. The engine will be positioned at the front of the vehicle (seen in the last generation) and will be styled as a 2+2 seater. For those that aren’t familiar, that means there will be two seats in the front, as well as two in the back for occasional passengers. The vehicle is also expected to be a hybrid, in coherence with the recent concerns surrounding the auto-world’s impact on the environment.
Design inspiration from the Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo
So, the 2020 Vision Gran Turismo (as shown in above images) design was recently exposed to the auto-world, and apparently it may serve as inspiration for the 2018 GT-R. The creative head of Nissan made a nod to the fact that the new performance vehicle could have aspects of the concept integrated into the front and rear of the GT-R. Also, Nissan stated that the design was “a vision of a what a high performance Nissan could look like in the future, and the next story to an audience that has always shared our passion for performance”.