The two-door, high-performance Nissan GT-R made a huge splash when it was unveiled in 2007 as the successor to the Skyline, and the next-generation model is shaping up to be similarly disruptive to the supercar status quo. The details about the release of the long-awaited model is still firmly under wraps, but we do have a few tantalising titbits we can share in the meantime…
Senior VP for global design Alfonso Albaisa recently stated on the record that there has been movement in terms of the redesign of the GT-R that will take over where its much-revered predecessor left off. However, he was quick to add that the design team was still in the broad-strokes phase, and that particulars such as the platform and drive train were still being considered. There have been whispers the new-generation GT-R will be revealed in 2020, but Albaisa said that the engineers were still in the process of working through a variety of challenges before the rest of the team could get down to the work of making the vehicle ‘something really special’.
Whether the car will move into the electric sphere also remains to be seen. Albaisa stated that whether this became a possibility or not, the global design team has the ability to achieve a lot of power regardless. Their main aim, at this time, is to ensure that the next-gen GT-R is the fastest vehicle of its kind, and to fit it with everything required to dominate every track it encounters. Future-proof tech will most certainly be in evidence, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that it will go the e-car route.
As for the look of it? According to Albaisa, their main aim in this arena is to live up to the expectations of supercar enthusiasts the world over by making it ‘as hot as possible’. The team has taken heed of the global notion that the GT-R is nothing short of a predatory machine that has to be audacious and imposing. There is simply no other way, and once the newest version of this iconic sports model is released it is poised to redefine the very notion of presence and visual mass.
There is still a bit of waiting to be done before this class-altering Nissan will appear on the scene, but we are beyond excited to see where it will go – aren’t you? Follow us on Facebook or keep an eye on the blog in coming weeks and months to get the freshest news on new Nissan releases first. In the meantime, feel free to get in touch with your closest Nissan dealership to get behind the wheel of a current model in person.