2018 Nissan GT-R to look sportier and possibly hybrid powered

With Nissan committed to developing the 2nd generation GT-R as reported previously, more details are emerging about the supercar.

According to a Motor Trend report, the GT-R Mk2 will retain its basic proportions but given a sportier look while maximising downforce and increasing high-speed stability.

Whilst Nissan stopped short of confirming a hybrid powerplant for the new GT-R, the company is investigating the viability of a hybrid system, similar to the one used in the Infiniti M35h and Infiniti Essense Concept.

The other option Nissan is evaluating is adding a turbo compressor and generator setup to the current engine. However, regardless of which powertrain is ultimately selected, a stop/start system and cylinder deactivation technology is almost certain to be standard, in order to meet increasingly stringent fuel economy and emissions standards.

The next-generation Nissan GT-R is not expected until late 2017 or 2018, as implied by the company’s Chief Engineer, Kazutoshi Mizuno who said Nissan can “take the car up to 2017, when you can expect significant revisions”.  

Source: Motor Trend

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