Nissan's sales and marketing boss, Andy Palmer, has confirmed the next generation of the Nissan GT-R will adopt a hybrid powertrain.

Nissan's sales and marketing boss, Andy Palmer, has confirmed the next generation of the Nissan GT-R will adopt a hybrid powertrain.

About a month ago we heard rumors about the next GT-R going down the hybrid route with help from Williams and it seems at least half of the rumor was true. When talking to Autocar about the new GT-R, Andy Palmer said "I'd expect to see some form of hybridization on the next generation of car." The British magazine says the vehicle will be launched sometime in 2015 but Palmer didn't provide an exact timetable as to when the new GT-R will be out.

He also said the upcoming Nismo-prepared GT-R is going to receive annual model-year revisions. Chances are the car's lap time around the 'Ring will be disclosed later this month at the Tokyo Motor Show. Palmer mentioned Nissan asked four drivers to tackle the Nürburgring in order to obtain the lowest time possible and it seems Sebastien Buemi was the quickest.

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