Nissan has announced there's still room for improvement for the current-gen GT-R R35 before being replaced by a new generation.

Nissan has announced there's still room for improvement for the current-gen GT-R R35 before being replaced by a new generation.

In an interview with Top Gear magazine, Nissan's chief planning officer Phillipe Klein said the GT-R R35 still has development potential which can only mean some enhancements are in the works for the current model that has been on sale since late 2007. It's not known at this point what sort of upgrades the GT-R will receive, but we should expect to find optimized aerodynamics, a slightly retuned V6 3.8-liter twin-turbo engine and maybe some upgrades to the suspension along with software tweaks.

It will be interesting to see whether the range-topping GT-R Nismo will be upgraded beyond the current 600 bhp (447 kW) and 481 lb-ft (651 Nm) which has enabled a 'Ring lap in just 7:08.679.

The next generation is still several years away and Klein said it will not be transformed into a four-door model as this would dilute the model. However, a recent rumor indicates there will be an Infiniti version of the GT-R R36 which could actually come with rear doors.

Expect the all-new GT-R to come out towards the end of 2017 or early 2018 with a hybrid setup and a design influenced by the Nissan Vision Gran Turismo concept.

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