Nissan GT-R's new production chief Kinishi Tanuma told Automotive News he wants to boost production rate of the supercar.

Nissan GT-R's new production chief Kinishi Tanuma told Automotive News he wants to boost production rate of the supercar.

He replaced Kazutoshi Mizuno (considered to be the "father of the GT-R") who decided to step down as chief engineer of Godzilla. While rumors indicated the car would be axed, the truth is the exact opposite as Tanuma wants to produce more GT-Rs in the future.

However, it will be difficult since the engines are hand-built and it takes a significant amount of time to train an employee to be eligible for producing the V6 3.8-liter twin-turbo engine. Right now they have only four "master craftsmen" who know the "takumi" method, with another person being part of the training program.

Nissan managed to deliver 1,118 GT-Rs in the United States in 2012, while through September this year they sold 952 units. 2014 will be the year when Nissan will introduce the Nismo-tuned GT-R which will allegedly do 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in two seconds.