New details are starting to emerge about the next-generation Nissan GT-R.

Motor Trend is reporting the model will retain its same basic proportions but come equipped with a sportier front fascia which maximizes downforce and increases high-speed stability.

To meet increasingly stringent fuel economy and emissions standards, the GT-R could have a hybrid powertrain that is similar to the one used in the Infiniti M35h and Infiniti Essence concept. Another possibility is adding a "turbo compressor and generator setup" to the current engine. Both setups are rumored to be under evaluation, but it appears a stop/start system and cylinder deactivation technology will be standard regardless of which system is selected.

While the current model is expected to stick around for a couple of years, Chief engineer Kazutoshi Mizuno hinted the company can "take the car up to 2017, when you can expect significant revisions." This likely implies we won't see the next-generation model until 2017 or 2018.

Note: 2017 Nissan GT-R Hybrid speculative artist rendering shown

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