The second generation 2019 Nissan GT-R will be powered by a version of the twin-turbo V6 engine that powers the company’s GT-R LM NISMO race car, a Top Gear news story claims.
This detail has been confirmed by Ben Bowlby, Nissan’s LM P1 Team Principal and Technical Director. Mr. Bowley finds this engine to be very interesting and highly applicable for a road-car, and says that the V6 mill from the race car is not a super light engine having a short life, and perhaps, it is “an early ancestor of what will be a future Nissan GT-R engine”. The next GT-R’s engine will be much more fuel efficient, he indicates.
An earlier report from the same publication mentioned that the all-new GT-R will continue being a front-engined, 2+2 supercar. According to this report, the company’s Chief Creative Officer – Shiro Nakamura has confirmed that the supercar will be powered by a hybrid powertrain, and borrow some elements from the front and rear of the Vision Gran Turismo.
The Vision Gran Turismo is a car designed for the Gran Turismo 6 Sony Playstation 3 video game, that was later revealed physically at the Goodwood Festival of Speed last year. Mr. Nakamura says that the second generation GT-R won’t arrive before 2018, as the current one is selling healthily and is capable of offering an even better performance.