AutoBild is reporting the 2018 Nissan GT-R will be powered by a hybrid system, similar to the one in the GT-R LM NISMO

AutoBild is reporting the 2018 Nissan GT-R will be powered by a hybrid system, similar to the one in the GT-R LM NISMO.

The race car features a hybrid system that includes a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 engine, supported by an electric motor. The system works with a five-speed sequential transmission with a Tilton three-plate carbon clutch and a pneumatic paddle shift system.

The GT-R LM NISMO reportedly has around 1,250 PS (919 kW), but the next generation of the production GT-R will have around 700 PS (515 kW). Basically, the hybrid system will be identical, but will be significantly detuned for a lower fuel consumption.

Earlier this year Nissan confirmed the hybrid system will sit in the front of the car, denying rumors of a mid-mounted powerplant.

Note: Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo pictured.

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