Nissan Hints at Hybrid GT-R
Honda is well ahead of the pack, their NSX being the closest to actually entering production. We expect Mitsubishi will also follow the path of the hybrid and make the Evo XI using the lessons learned from the Outlander PHEV.
But here's one you never saw coming, Nissan's North America's senior vice president of sales and marketing Jose Munoz recently made a powerful announcement at the 2013 NYIAS: "stay tuned later this year for news that will electrify our legions of GT-R fans worldwide."
If that doesn't mean the next GT-R will be a hybrid, we have no idea what it means. But why this year? Will they show a prototype or concept that won't be ready for production until 2017 at the latest?
Our current best guess is that the electric motor will be mounted with the conventional engine at the front, not over the rear wheels, but you never know. This will almost certainly be paired with cylinder deactivation to cut consumption on the go.
Story via Motor Trend