Nissan GTR 2022 More than five years ago, the concept of the Nissan Vision Gran Turismo was released. We studied the angles, knowing that the next GT-R would take style inspiration from a striking vehicle.
Fast forward to today, however, and the R35 is still here, getting older and more expensive.
The substitute is far from close. The R36 is still in the discussion stage, with Nissan yet to decide whether the car will be a hybrid or fully electric, Motoring reported.
Speaking to the publications, the head of the GT-R program, Hiroshi Tamura gave some hints about where the next GT-R trip would be now. “I have it in my mind, but not outside. So no one knows.
I can’t tell you, “he said, adding,” But I can say, imagine for the next generation [GT-R] already in chat. Talk about the solution. ”
Even though Tamura-san doesn’t reveal much at this stage, it’s pretty clear that we won’t see production cars for years.
So does that mean the world will be left GT-R-less once the R35 stops being made? Not necessarily.
Showing that the R32, R33, and R34 Skyline GT-R generations are similar cars, Tamura-san considers the R35 to run 20 years. “Yes, R35 is long [like the old one].
But for the 2017 model, it is almost a new body shape. The body is technology, “he said.
The production life of the R35 may be far enough so that it will be sold shortly before the R36 arrives in the showroom.
The only problem for Tamura-san, who is 58 years old, is that it will come after the required 60 years of retirement.
He will call the shots early in the next car’s life, before handing over the stick to someone else. We cannot wait to see the legacy of the GT-R left behind.
Nissan is currently celebrating five decades of the GT-R with its debut at the 2020 GT-R 50th Edition at the 2019 New York Auto Show.
While we are happy to see Nissan pay tribute to one of Japan’s biggest sports cars of all time, you will be forgiven for saying the automaker dragged its feet when it came to introducing a new generation for Godzilla.
The Nissan 370Z and GT-R are among the oldest vehicles sold in the United States, but the company says that replacements are under development. Carmakers don’t offer many specifications.
The world “can expect something soon,” Nissan product planning boss Ivan Espinosa told Autocar. “I can’t share anything, but that doesn’t mean we don’t do it. Nissan is about an interesting car.”
Espinosa did not offer details about the next GT-R, but he said the company was discussing whether to make the new Z into an electric vehicle. There has not been a final decision, but the company is not sure whether a sporty EV is something its customers want.
Nissan’s Senior Vice President for Design Alfonso Albaisa also discussed Z’s future with Autocar. “The car has been a long time at the dealership, and so you can imagine the designers working for the successor, even if I would not confirm that.”
Other rumors suggest that the GT-R suffers from company doubts about what to do with the new model. The product planner is suspected of not being able to decide whether to use hybrid powertrain or full electrical regulation. Speculation shows that the new GT-R might not be until 2027.
Nissan recently simplified the 370Z lineup by ending the production of the car conversion version. The decision made sense after seeing a bleak sales model.
Last year, Nissan sent 3,468 Z cars, including coupes and droptops. As of September 2020, the company moved 1,853 of them, down 31.5 percent from the same period in 2019.
However, recent comments made by some high-ranking people in Nissan’s food chain seem to indicate that the company is indeed working to spell out exactly what the R36 will bring to the table, including electric power options, handling upgrades, and maybe even independent. – driving ability.
That said, it’s no surprise Nissan has waited a long time to introduce the R36 as a replacement.
After all, it took six years for the company to introduce the R35 at this time, and that was after the debut of a series of concepts to test the water, including the 2001 GT-R Concept and the 2005 GT Proto Concept, both of which dropped at the Tokyo Motor Show.
Unfortunately, we still don’t have anything solid to continue when looking forward to R36, beyond a number of rumors, speculations, and “isn’t that fun” scenarios from the fans, that. However, some speculation that sounds quite promising.
One of the biggest questions remaining is what R36 will get under the hood. Most expected some form of electricity assistance, and now we have additional evidence to support the idea.
All told, the next GT-R will almost certainly be a major update to the current model. Consider how the R35 generation introduces a new V-6 engine, new automatic transmission, and a new all-wheel-drive system without the R34 four-wheel steering.
What’s more, one or two electric motors will help fill the high-powered engine torque curve, rolling up a large turbo without associated lag.
It is true that upgrades like this add significant weight, but you should consider the GT-R to be a bit fat (GT-R is currently tipping the scales at 3,836 pounds), so we doubt that adding an electric drive system will ruin the fun.
According to Richard Candler, an engineer in the Global Advanced Planning department at Nissan, autonomous technology could be part of the equation for R36. Candler spoke with Top Gear about this problem, who said this:
“I like to think about switching to Nürburgring on your GT-R, and being able to choose one of the famous laps and the car that just took over.
The latest Nismo does it 7 minutes, 8 seconds with Michael Krumm behind the wheel; You can choose Michael Krumm’s settings, and you are launched on the track. Something that cannot be achieved by most people suddenly becomes very accessible.
The GT-R has long been a top sports car that anyone can climb and record impressive lap times. And even though that sounds blasphemous, autonomous technology can be a natural evolution from that.
- The 3.8 liter V6 Twin-turbo engine
- Horsepower 562 hp @ 6,800 rpm
- 467 lb-ft of torque @ 3,600 rpm
- Transmission Automatic six-speed dual-clutch
- 0-60 mph 2.9 seconds
- The highest speed is 195 mph