For next-generation Nissan GT-R, the company is at early stages of development and engineering a new platform. Nissan is yet to decide how they will incorporate and implement electrification on this new powertrain. Alfonso Albaisa who is Nissan’s Design head in an interview to Autocar said that next GT-R won’t be taking designs from GTR-50. This vehicle was showcased at the recently concluded Goodwood Festival of Speed. He claimed that the halo car has to be special in its own right and also fastest super sports car in the world.
Alfonso Albaisa is currently busy reviewing design proposals for the new GT-R. Nonetheless, he added that no serious work can be achieved until as decisions are pending and yet to be finalized regarding the powertrain and platform. He admitted that it is a huge challenge for the engineers and promises to work hard on it when the time arrives. But they are not quite there as of yet. In other words, next Nissan GT-R is few years away from production. Japanese automaker will bring it forward in market by early of next decade.
Alfonso Albaisa admitted that electrification of next Nissan GT-R is a possibility, but didn’t confirm about it. Their only goal is to make Nissan GT-R quickest car around by making a new platform. Nissan had previously developed hybrid powertrain with twin-turbo V6 that will be used for the 2016 LMP1 GT-R race car. In standard form, Nissan GT-R is offering 562hp, so it can be expected that its successor will churn out more than 600hp.