Nissan recently debuted the 2017 GT-R, this led to a number of people speculating about the 2018 GT-R, which will most likely be equipped with a hybrid power-plant. Rumors suggest that it will be a completely new car, with new body, new chassis and a brand new power-plant.
If those rumors are to be believed, the new car should look something like the concept which actually had its first debut in the Gran Turismo video game.
2018 Nissan GT-R release date
While it is said that Nissan are currently testing a new supercar, no information or pictures have yet been released, not even as spy shots. However, it is thought that this new car could be the 2018 GT-R, and won’t be released until at least mid-2018.
Release date: 2018
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2018 Nissan GT-R price
Taking into account the estimated number of innovations that will be packed with new GT-R, it can be assumed that it will be a car is much more high-end than the current generation. It will compete with the most advanced supercars from Ferrari and Lamborghini. Therefore, we should expect a much larger price, about $250,000.
At the same time, some experts suggest that the new GT-R will be produced in parallel with the current version to ensure the availablility to all supercars markets.
2018 Nissan GT-R redesign
So far, there is no hint of the future design of GT-R. It is expected to be similar to the recent concept cars that look quite futuristic, but perhaps toned down for production. We could expect the first details of design along with the introduction of 2018 Nissan GT-R concept.
The GT-R will have the specific brand characteristics of the Nissan brand and the Skyline in particular (GT-R firstly was only a modification of Skyline). Namely, the V-shaped grille and twin taillights.
There is information that his design will be evolutionary rather than revolutionary, modern style inspired by the developments in 2020 Vision GT concept.
The interior is likely to be very similar to the current generation of updated sports car. However, we hope that it will fit with the futuristic looks of the exterior.
Nissan GT-R 2018 video
2018 Nissan GT-R specs
This next generation GT-R will be fitted with a hybrid power-plant, the first one in the history of the model.
The power-plant will be based around the Le Mans prototype racer, the GT-R Nismo LM. This means that the car will be fitted with a V6, three-liter, twin turbocharged engine coupled with an electric motor 2018 Nissan GT-R R36 hybrid is going to be heavier but more powerful.
2018 Nissan GT-R R36
Information that has been leaked, shows that the engine really will be based on that used in the race car, right down to the same forced-induction system, this should see 2018 Nissan GT-R horsepower rating in the region of 575 BHP.
Of course, the Le Mans race care produces nearly 1300 BHP on full boost, so the road going version will be tamed somewhat, but in a car that should weigh little more than the racer, that sort of BHP figure is still going to feel mighty.
The overall concept of the car is fundamentally the same; front engine and all-wheel drive.
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New GT-R 2018 pictures