Next-Generation Nissan GT-R Gets Green Light, Coming in 2018

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We are very, very happy to be able to give you the news that the Nissan GT-R’s second generation has received the green light. This is because previous reports indicated that the future of the model was uncertain and we just couldn’t stand seeing Godzilla in this situation after the same thing happened to the Evo.
The current generation of the GT-R was the first one to be built from the ground-up as a full-throttle supercar and it seems that we’ll also be getting a second one. However, this was scheduled to arrive in 2015, but it will be postponed to 2018. The info comes from Inside Line, which recently visited Nissan’s R&D center in Atsugi, Japan.

One strong reason for the delay is that the chief engineer for the GT-R, Kazutoshi Mizuno, has been absent for a while due to health issues, but now he’s back and he’s determined to complete the development of the second GT-R. This could use hybrid technology, as Nissan is currenlty paying close attention to the upcoming Acura NSX, which will use petrol-electric power and is rumored to be abvle to lap the Nurburgring faster than Godzilla.

Until the second generation of the GT-R arrives, we must look into the short-term development of the car - the GT-R will receive important upgrades at the end of next year. These will allow it to compete with one of its closest rivals, the Porsche 911 Turbo, whose new 991 generation should be released by then.

Via: Inside Line
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