If you’re a fan of the Nissan GT-R—and why wouldn’t you be—then we’ve got some good news for you! Shiro Nakamura, Nissan’s chief of development, recently shared some morsels of information about the next-generation GT-R. First of all, he confirmed that the next version of the supercar will have a hybrid powertrain. Even more exciting—it will have a front engine setup.
As Nakamura said, the new R36 “will also be a front-engined 2+2 seater coupe” and will “be a hybrid, but not mid-engined.” The new GT-R won’t just be different on the inside, though; it will have an all-new exterior design as well. Nakamura also confirmed that it will incorporate parts of the Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo concept. However, none of the fan renders of the car online have hit the mark of the new design.
The redesigned Nissan GT-Rwon’t hit the market until at least 2018, but that doesn’t keep us from being excited about it here at Blackburn Nissan. In fact, those couple years give Nissan plenty of time to create the best supercar yet. To learn more about the GT-R in all of its configurations—past, current, and future—come see us today!
There’s nothing like taking a tuned car ‘round the touge run with tires screaming at every corner. In Motorhead magazine’s latest video feature, Takada and his crew took several racing teams for a special hillclimb event at the Mazda Turnpike of Japan’s Hakone Mountain, and the result was just pure fun for us gearheads.
Our favorite run came from professional D1 GP driver Kawabata Masato, who muscled his Toyo Tires R35 Nissan GT-R drift car in a nail-biting fifth gear, full throttle around the frighteningly-high Hakone bridge!
Veteran Super GT and D1 GP star Nob Taniguchi put on a good show in an attempt to one-up Masato in his tuned HKS GT600 GT-R, but we doubt anything could have trumped that epic drift.
Check out the video below for the full recap of the Motorhead Hill Climb. If that Nissan GT-R looked as mighty to you as it did us, come give it an up-close look at Blackburn Nissan.
The Nissan GT-R may be one of the most anticipated vehicles to hit the market for the 2015 model year. Driving a Nissan GT-R can be exciting as it is one of the hottest supercars on the market. For 2015, Nissan incorporated a few changes to give this performance packed vehicle a more refined look and feel. These changes include: enhanced exterior appearance, a premium interior, a recalibrated suspension, and a carbon-style instrument cluster.
The exterior got upgraded efficient multi-LED headlights, upgraded taillights, and a new exterior body color choice. Inside the GT-R is a new Bose Active Noise Cancellation system that helps reduce exterior noises and improve the GT-R’s overall ride quality. The interior will also be available in three unique colors giving you the ability to customize your all-new GT-R more than ever before.
For the 2015 model year, the Nissan GT-R will be available in three unique trims: GT-R Premium, GT-R Black Edition, and GT-R Track Edition. A fourth trim level (GT-R NISMO) will be introduced later in the year.
The 2015 Nissan GT-R is coming soon and at Blackburn Nissan we cannot wait to see it! Are you looking forward to the 2015 GT-R? Let us know in the comment section below!