Nissan is an automaker with many facets. There’s the one that makes little cars for the affordable car market and the side that makes a $100,000 supercar on a tight budget. They’re also one of the leaders in the electric car market and have just created a new design language for its three new SUVs: Qashqai, Rogue and X-Trail.
All these elements could potentially come together in a single car, their flagship model of course, the one everybody thinks when Nissan is mentioned. The next generation of Ferrari-slayer cold come in 2016 or 2017. Development hasn’t even started yet, since engineers were so busy making the current one, the R35 GT-R, into the fastest machine out there.
But eventually, the R35 will have to be retired, and its replacement might look a little bit like this. Wild-Speed created this rendering based on the new design language seen on the SUVs we mentioned. This is obvious in the grille and the headlights that look like a squashed L.
The 2017 GT-R could also have electric engines to improve efficiency and draw attention to an increasing lineup of Nissan EVs. Some might see this as a bad move, but supercar electrification is clearly the direction this industry is headed in.
Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida. Full profile
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