Upcoming Nissan GT-R Could Make Nearly 800HP
Are you ready for a 784-horsepower Nissan GT-R hybrid? No? Well get ready anyways, because it's happening. According to MotorTrend, the LMP1 racecar from next year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans will likely be the foundation for the next-gen GT-R. As mentioned, it will likely have a hybrid powertrain and bodywork similar to that of the 2020 Vision Gran Turismo Concept (pictured here). RELATED: See Photos of the 2020 Nissan Concept Gran Turismo
Like any good supercar, the body style will be designed with aerodynamic efficiency in mind, as well as the need to provide cooling to any hybrid powertrain. According to the source, the current twin-turbo 3.8-liter V6 will stick around, but it will get a 50 horsepower bump to 650, while an electric motor will provide a surplus 134 ponies. Torque will be set at 737 lb-ft, and an all-new eight-speed automatic transmission will be built, as the current six-speed apparently can’t handle that much power.
You can look for the concept to appear at next year’s Tokyo Motor Show, and the production car to launch sometime in 2018. We'll be waiting anxiously.
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