2024 Nissan GTR the next generation R36 Nissan GT-R is in the works, and will get a new platform, the automaker’s CEO said in an interview with Autocar published Monday.
“We’re really creating a new platform,” Nissan CEO Makoto Uchida said, “and our goal is clear: the GT-R should be the fastest car of its kind. It must have a trajectory. And he has to play advanced technology games.”
Uchida said Nissan is looking for a hybrid powertrain for the R36 GT-R, a rumor that goes back to 2013, but indicated that it was unlocked. Electrification may not be necessary to achieve Nissan’s performance goals, he said.
In a 2019 interview with the Motor Authority, Hiroshi Tamura, chief product specialist for the GT-R, said any decision to use a hybrid powertrain would be determined by customer feedback. If a paying customer wants that technology or wants a performance boost that needs it, Nissan will do so, he said. However, some form of electrification may be required to meet future emission standards.
The current R35 GT-R comes from the 2009 model year, so a replacement has been expected for some time. A new platform would be a different approach than Nissan’s overhaul of the same-ageD Z sports car. The 2023 Nissan Z uses a carryover platform, but with a different engine, updated technology, and a new style.
For now, changes for the 2021 Nissan GT-R are limited to the new T-Spec and Nismo Special Edition models. Although very old by industry standards, the 3.8-liter Twin-Turbo V-6 GT-R Nismo still produces 600 horsepower and 481 pound-feet of torque, while the basic version has 565 hp and 467 lb-ft. That’s still an impressive number, but the age of the R35 GT-R also makes its six-figure price tag even harder to justify.
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2024 Nissan GTR on this secretary Nissan is still discussing exactly how the next GT-R will form. Already more than five years ago, the Nissan Vision Gran Turismo concept was released.
We studied its angular side, knowing that the next GT-R would take stylistic inspiration from a striking vehicle. However, it is fast forward to today, and R35 is still here, getting older and more expensive.
The replacement is still far from near. The R36 is still in the discussion stage, with Nissan yet to decide whether the car will be a hybrid or fully electric, reports Motoring. Speaking to the publication, GT-R program head Hiroshi Tamura gave some clues as to where the GT-R’s next trip is currently.
“I have it in my mind, but not for the outside. So no one knows. I can’t tell you,” he said, adding, “But I can say, imagining the next generation [GT-R] is already in the chat. Speaking of solutions.”
Although Tamura-san didn’t reveal much at this stage, it’s pretty clear that we won’t see a production car for years. So does that mean the world will be abandoned GT-R-less after the R35 ceases to be made? Not necessarily.
Pointing out that the R32, R33, and R34 Skyline GT-R generations are almost the same cars under it, Tamura-san considers the R35 to last for 20 years. “Yes, the R35 is long [like the old one]. But for this 2017 model year, the body shape is almost new. The body is a technology,” he said.
The production period of the R35 may be extended far enough that it will go on sale shortly before the R36 arrives in the showroom. The only problem for Tamura-san, who is 58, is that it will come after the mandatory retirement age of 60. He will make up his mind early in the next life of the car, before handing over the baton to others. We can’t wait to see the legacy of the GT-R it leaves behind.
2024 Nissan GTR GT-R R36
Is the Nissan GT-R coming back as a hybrid sports car? That seems to be the case, with an exclusive new rendering previewing how it looks. There’s no indication when the R36 GT-R could appear, but this Porsche 911 Turbo’s old rival is definitely on the horizon.
It’s safe to assume that the Nissan GT-R R36 will continue as a physics-challenging performance brick. With that in mind, this render shows how it looks.
Expect the box size and R35 proportions to return. There might even be some inspiration from the limited edition Italdesign Nissan GT-R 50 — which you’ll see how it affects from these images. Especially on the roof, which may borrow the two-tone look of Italdesign.
Being a GT-R, you can be sure that the iconic quad taillights will return. Instead of taking a simple circle, more modern complex round shapes may appear.
Although it has been used since 2007, it is expected that a twin-turbo 3.8-liter V6 engine from the R35 will be brought to the R36. In the tone of the Nismo GT-R, it produces 600hp.
However, taking emissions regulations into account, Nissan is likely to use electrification to improve performance.
It does not rule out the possibility of being able to use a single motor from the Nissan Ariya EV SUV. Combined with the V6, you see a potential of over 800hp.
Expect an incredible 0-60mph time if that’s the case – maybe under two seconds – with the possibility of a comfortable top speed above 200mph.
With the help of a hybrid, the R36 GT-R can even drop the R35’s clever yet extremely complicated all-wheel-drive system. Instead, it could use an engine that drives the rear wheels and an electric motor that drives the front exclusively.
- Rendering of the new Nissan GT-R R36
- The legendary sports car will return as a hybrid
- Can maintain the 3.8-liter V6 of the R35
- Electrical assistance can increase power beyond 800hp
- The price is around £150,000 maybe
All-New Nissan GTR Electric
The news that the legendary Nissan GT-R will return as a fully exploded electric car has raised the eyebrows of the automotive circle. The company that launched the world’s first mass-produced electric vehicle — the Leaf — in 2011, has some truth to prove.
Expected to rival the Porsche Taycan, Audi e-Tron GT, or even the 1000-hp plus Tesla Model S Plaid and Lucid Air Dream, the all-new GT-R EV is rumored to use a 1,000 kW battery. And according to a report in Japan, the development of battery electric supercars is led by Nissan North America.
The GT-R (R-35) was a game changer when it appeared in 2007. It was faster than the Porsche 911 Turbo around the famous Nurburgring race track in Germany and had launch controls that allowed anyone to jump from scratch to 60mph in under 3 seconds. Top Gear’s James May once said of the GT-R, “It’s really the most amazing car in the world.”
Over the past 15 years, the GT-R has gone through many revisions, with the most significant improvement being a completely new front end, an increase in power from 480-hp to 565-hp, and an increase in price from the original $69,850 to $113,540 for the 2021 model year. Sales of the current model are expected to end in the fall of 2022.
But, let’s be honest, the GT-R is getting older. There’s not much else Nissan can do to improve the car, make it more desirable, or remain relevant. Plus, it goes without saying that the GT-R twin-turbo V6 petrol engine won’t soon meet many of the stringent emission regulations introduced globally. There are rumors about the hybrid version, but according to the Japanese best-selling car magazine Best Car, the only real answer is electricity. Full electricity.
According to reports, Nissan R&D has purchased several Porsche Taycan Turbo S models and has separated them with a nice gear comb as they attempt to make a supercar to rival the race native German.
The Taycan uses a Korean-made LG 93.4-kWh branded lithium-ion battery that produces 625-hp and 761-hp on overboost. It sprints from zero to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds, offers a real-world range of about 300 miles, and has a top speed of 155 mph. However, the 1,006-hp Model S Plaid offers the world’s fastest 0-60mph sprint time in 2.3 seconds, with a result of 2.01 seconds on a sticky drag strip.
But to reach the claimed power figure of 1,340-hp, today’s lithium-ion battery will not cut it. The new, higher output, all solid-state batteries must be developed and used to produce power that rivals the Tesla Model S Plaid.
Nissan showed its determination in April this year when the company announced the acquisition of the Le Mans-based e.dams racing team with the Japanese automaker taking full ownership of the Formula team E e.dams all-electric. Nissan entered Formula E in 2018 in partnership with e.dams, capturing three first Team titles and helping Sebastien Buemi win the 2015/16 drivers’ championship.
Nissan wants to leverage its racing program to feedback on racing electric motors and battery technology to the new GT-R. Including part of a Formula E team and knowledge in the next-generation R&D, the GTR schedule is as much a must as choosing a Taycan. According to the Best Car report, Nissan engineers were impressed by the Taycan’s very low center of gravity, as well as its active suspension, dynamic chassis controls, rear-wheel steering, and two-speed transmission.
One of the sources said that if Nissan builds a new electric GT-R, then it wants to set a record for acceleration and lap times of the Nurburgring, as it did with the GT-R original since 2007. So it would aim to beat the Taycan lap time by 7 minutes 42c seconds and the Model 3 Plaid electric car clocked a time of 7 minutes 30 seconds.
However, there is still a long way to go to beat the current fastest lap of 6 minutes 38 seconds made by the Porsche 911 GT2 RS. According to the Best Car report, setting that record is possible for a heavy electric car would be light, the next generation of all-solid-state battery technologies that promise to approach time 911.
As far as the GT-R design goes, one source tells us that while the car will inherit some design hints from the 2020 Nissan Vision Gran Turismo concept you see here, it most likely will appear in the form of four doors.
But we won’t be seeing the next GT-R or a new record spin anytime soon as Nissan doesn’t plan to launch a new electric version until 2028 when it is expected new solid-state batteries will begin to operate.
Nissan GTR Release Date
There is no indication that the Nissan GT-R R36 is almost ready for sale. With the R35 still going strong, it could still be a few years away.
2024 Nissan GTR Price
However, when it arrives, it is estimated that the price will be much higher than the current car. It’s probably around £150,000 to account for all the new technology.
However, it still puts it right next to the Porsche 911 Turbo at a bargain price. Plus, with the McLaren Artura for £180,000 and the Ferrari 296 GTB for £230,000, it still offers relatively cheap performance.