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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Next-Gen Nissan GT-R Will Probably be a Hybrid

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A refreshed 2017 Nissan GT-R just made its debut and is already on its way to dealerships—thank the sports car gods. But work on the next version of the car is already underway. A full redesign is due, according to Nissan, and that could include a hybrid drivetrain.
 
Nissan chief creative officer Shiro Nakamura told Automotive News that one of their goals for the new GT-R is to improve the efficiency, and that an electrified drivetrain is a possibility. Looks like Godzilla is going green, though, it’s not all that unexpected.



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The 2017 GT-R debuted in March at the New York Auto Show with the most significant styling changes since its introduction back in 2007. Changes included new body panels, hood, and grille, just to name a few. The dash of the car has also been lowered slightly to improve visibility for the driver.
 
Nakamura is happy with the car’s design, saying it ages well because it’s original and doesn’t try to copy the other guys or stick to the look of the moment. He says that electrification is inevitable and that no one should be surprised to see this in the next-generation GT-R.