Nissan has announced the current GT-R (R35) will be getting one last facelift before an all-new model will arrive in 2017/2018.

Nissan has announced the current GT-R (R35) will be getting one last facelift before an all-new model will arrive in 2017/2018.

Earlier this month, several spy photos of a partially camouflaged Nissan GT-R emerged which raised the question whether it's an all-new model or a facelift for the current gen. It turns out Nissan is preparing one last refresh for the R35 as according to the company's chief creative officer Shiro Nakamura "there's still room to improve."

More importantly, Nakamura also confirmed the next GT-R (R36) is three to four years away while Nissan's sports car chief in UK, James Oliver, admitted the supercar is going to "embrace electric power", thus effectively confirming the GT-R will make use of a hybrid powertrain which will likely be co-developed with Williams.

Styling will be influenced by the Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo and according to Nakamura it will continue to have a "boxy, functional appearance. It shouldn't be too elegant, and it should be brutal, with a rawness” while the interior cabin will be significantly improved.

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Nissan planning final GT-R facelift before next-gen due in 2017 with hybrid power