2021 Nissan GT-R - What We Know So Far

Nissan has created a veritable cult around the GT-R model, which is affectionately named “Godzilla.”
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The current generation is on the market for almost a decade, but it has been continuously improved to keep up with its competitors. However, it is criticized for becoming more and more expensive, and the MY2017 GT-R Nismo is the best example of this situation when compared to the MY2007 car.

Fortunately for us, Nissan representatives that are involved in the development of the R36 generation of the GT-R have repeatedly talked about their next creation. We already know that the next GT-R will continue to be a 2+2 coupe, and that it will have a V6 engine placed in the front.

The powerplant will be mated to a dual-clutch automatic gearbox, and the engine is said to bring elements from the 2015 LMP1 car, the building block for the combustion technology, direct injection system, and turbocharger configuration.

The next GT-R is expected to come to market as an 2021 model year vehicle, meaning that the GT-R will get electric support in the form of a hybrid system. While Nissan representatives have not detailed what kind of system they will employ, it is clear that it will have a battery that will power one or several electric motors. Don’t expect the GT-R to become a full-hybrid, but it might have a system to boost power in critical situations.

Another criticized point of the Nissan GT-R, its weight, will not be changed dramatically for the next generation. However, do not expect the GT-R to be heavier than the current model, nor a featherweight. Fortunately, the GT-R R36 will get a design to make you forget about its mass, no matter how upset you were about that part of the spec sheet.

In previous interviews, the Nissan employee considered the "father" of the GT-R explained that there’s no point in making this model lighter, because that ensures a correct level of handling for all customers. In other words, Nissan’s own explain that the GT-R will not maneuver as well as it does if it were to go on a general diet.
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Sebastian's love for cars began at a young age. Little did he know that a career would emerge from this passion (and that it would not, sadly, involve being a professional racecar driver). In over fourteen years, he got behind the wheel of several hundred vehicles and in the offices of the most important car publications in his homeland.
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