- Dec 10, 2009
Rumormill: Next generation Nissan GT-R to go hybrid
2010 Nissan GT-R – Click above for high-res image gallery
Japan's Best Car magazine seems to be on a little bit of a hybrid high lately. Just a couple of weeks ago, the publication ran a story stating that Toyota is planning to revive its beloved MR2 nameplate with a new hybrid roadster. Now they're reporting that the Nissan GT-R will also gain a gas-electric drivetrain in its next iteration.
According to the report, the R36-generation GT-R will supplement its 440-horsepower gasoline engine – down from the current twin-turbo V6's 480 – with an electric motor worth about 160 galloping horses, for an overall equivalent of 600. That's a whole lot of power, and if the reports prove to be accurate, Porsche won't be the only one looking in the rear-view mirror when it comes along.
[Source: Best Car via 4WheelsNews.com]