The Nissan GT-R is currently in first generation and set to enter second generation later this decade. The Japanese automaker’s flagship vehicle is offered in an extreme NISMO variant, but is capable of going a step higher in performance.
Speaking to Top Gear about the next-gen Nissan GT-R, Philippe Klein, Chief Planning Officer, Nissan, couldn’t confirm its arrival timeline but hinted that the supercar is set to receive one last lethal upgrade before it moves on the second generation.
“You know, it’s a never ending quest. There is still development potential there, always”, said Mr. Philippe Klein.
The current Nissan GT-R’ NISMO variant’s most remarkable achievement has been the 7:08.679 lap time at Nurburgring in 2013, which was set by 2011 FIA GT1 World Drivers Champion – Michael Krumm. The 3.8-litre V6 VR38DETT twin-turbo engine that churns out 600 hp (447 kW) and 481 lb.-ft. (652 Nm) of torque is probably more capable than now.
“When you see what we have done with the GT-R Nismo, it’s an interesting development, I do believe”, Mr. Klein said.
Coming to the second generation Nissan GT-R, various details have emerged during the past couple of months. One of them is that the all-new model will continue being a front-engined, 2+2 supercar and be powered by a version of the twin-turbo V6 engine used on the GT-R LM NISMO race car. The engine detail particularly, was confirmed by Ben Bowlby, Nissan’s LM P1 Team Principal and Technical Director, as per a report.
[Source: Top Gear]