Confirmed: Nissan GT-R Going Hybrid
Nissan has made it public that its next-gen GT-R will indeed be taking the hybrid route. In a recent interview with Autocar, engineering boss Andy Palmer gives a better idea of just what this hybrid Godzilla will entail: "The electric system can fill in the gaps in the torque curve and offer genuine performance gains, as well as lowering emissions. It's a win-win, and I'd expect to see some form of hybridization on the next generation of car."
As expected, the next-gen GT-R will likely hit showrooms sometime in 2015, but not before Nissan unveils the extremely performance-oriented GT-R Nismo. The official Nurburgring time of the Nismo GT-R — at the hand of F1 driver Sebastien Buemi — is expected to be made public at the Tokyo Motor Show later this week. "Sebastian is a sensational driver," notes Palmer, "He was flat-out in places that other people brake in. His lack of experience at the 'Ring didn't hold him back." Expect more details on the hybrid GT-R sometime next year. RELATED: See More Photos of the 2013 Nissan GT-R