2023 Nissan GTR: Will This Generation be Hybrid?
2023 Nissan GTR – The Nissan GT-R, which has been introduced in 2007, is preparing to welcome its latest generation. The new GT-R model is still planned to feature a powerful engine but with hybrid technology.
Reporting from the Automotive News page, Nissan Motor Co-COO Ashwani Gupta said the company is in the process of a major overhaul in the United States. GT-R will be the model that is affected because this car has not received a major revision for a long time.
2023 Nissan GTR
According to the report, Nissan is working on a GT-R redesign planned to launch in 2023. Not only that, but Nissan is also considering a new performance-oriented hybrid engine for the GT-R. The engine appears to be using kinetic energy recovery technology already used in Nissan’s racing cars in le Mans racing, the GT-R LM Nismo.
Previously, there was news that Nissan would not make the GT-R R36 into a hybrid car. Other news reveals that the current generation GT-R will continue to be on sale until 2027.
But with many internal factors, especially with the many cases of Carlos Ghosn, no wonder many things can influence the company’s decision. Nissan seems to be starting to improve and focus on the Japanese, Chinese, and U.S. markets. In America, Nissan has implemented a 3-year plan to refresh the model lineup while increasing profits.
GTR has undergone several updates in its current lifetime, including the latest GT-R50 by Italdesign. The R35 GT-R is essentially the same under its skin and is long overdue for a major redesign.
Will the next-generation Nissan GT-R be a hybrid?
In a recent interview between Automotive News and Nissan’s COO, Ashwani Gupta, it was confirmed that the new GT-R was in the works and that the company was considering setting up a performance-oriented hybrid drivetrain.
The crux of this news is that Nissan can update the current GT-R chassis, reduce weight, and reset the current engine if desired, all without having to overdo it. The chassis can be updated to provide better handling, a lower center of gravity, and a smoother ride.
At the same time, the engine can go through light updates to better comply with emissions regulations. The KERS system, likely to be where the enhanced power comes from sufficient energy recovered during normal driving and track performance to add better acceleration pieces when requested.
Nissan GTR Engine
As a reminder, the GT-R currently gets its power from a 3.8-liter, twin-turbo, V-6 engine that pumps 565 horsepower and 467 pound-feet of torque in basic form, while the Nismo comes with pretty good tuning. Thrust the same engine up to 600 horsepower and 481 pound-feet of torque.
With the KERS system in the mix, the base model could see the output move closer to 600 horsepower. In comparison, Nismo could be slightly deeper into the lightweight supercar region with as much power as 630 horsepower.
Unfortunately, some kind of price increase is likely to be involved, but if Nissan does this right with the technology already at hand, the price increase should be a little minimal.
There is currently no official information on the release date for 2023, but our estimated price is expected to be sold for ‘only’ about 40 million Japanese yen (AU$490,000). (Refers to an earlier version).
Nissan GT-R R35 Final Edition Coming 2022 With 710 Horsepower
With the 370Z and GT-R, Nissan has two of the oldest performance cars on sale today. While the first will finally be updated later this month (well, at least in prototype form), the latter won’t be switching to the next generation anytime soon. In fact, a new report from the Japanese magazine Best Car Web says we won’t see it as soon as 2023.
The Godzilla R35 looks set to come out with 710 horsepower by 2022 when Nissan is rumored to be introducing the Final Edition.
It will be nearly 15 years old by then, and the swan song is expected to be a limited event that is limited to about 20 units. If that amount of horsepower seems familiar, it’s because the special model is expected to use the same powertrain as Italdesign’s GT-R50 and a mighty 575 pound-feet (780 Newton-meter) of torque.
As you may remember, the GT-R50 uses a highly upgraded version of the twin-turbo 3.8-liter V6 engine, subsequently tuned by Nismo and equipped with the turbocharger of the GT-R racing car GT3 specification.
The powertrain offers a larger intercooler and a high-flow fuel injector, along with reinforcement made on a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and other key components.
Best Car Web magazine also said the GT-R R35 Final Edition would cost 40 million yen at home in Japan, which generates about $377,300 at current exchange rates.
That’s far more than the 2021 GT-R Nismo available in the United States of $210,740, but relatively cheap compared to the GT-R50 by Italdesign and its $1 million stickers.
As is always the case with GT-R reports, grab the latest gossip with a pinch of salt. That said, it makes sense for the R35 to rewind with a powerful version considering the hardware is already available.
Beyond the R35, the next-generation model is widely believed to be supplied with electricity one way or another, perhaps by using a kinetic energy recovery system adapted from the GT-R LM Nismo race car used at Le Mans. Automotive News claims the R36 could indeed arrive in 2023.
Nissan GTR 50 by Italdesign
2022 NISSAN GT-R V8
The Nissan GT-R is an aging model that spends most of its life with a twin-turbocharged V6. But Nissan can’t let it die without the V8 swan song model. Currently, the strongest version contains 600 horsepower directly from the NISMO version.
But Nissan takes power seriously, and by mid-2021, NISMO will be released to about 550 hp in the North American market and most European markets, and about 530 hp worldwide.
This time, NISMO will be a heavy-saving trim, boneless, “entry-level” trim – not a flagship trim. It will be sold for 50% of the price of the V8 model. The V8 model in question has a capacity of 5.6 liters and shares the same block as the VK56VD engine.
The V8 model features three turbos and will come in two outputs. It comes standard with a “Newton” output, producing 789 bhp (588 kW, 800 PS) and 627 lb-ft (850 Nm, 86.7 kg-m) of torque, and will even come with optional-yet-cheaper “economic output,” which reduces those figures to 671 bhp (500 kW, 680 PS) and 596 lb-ft (807.5 Nm, 82.3 kg-m).
The 2023 model will even issue a six-speed manual for NISMO and V8 models, and the rear-wheel-drive will only be available on V8 models through special orders.
In mid and late 2023, a short “2024” model year will be introduced but exclusive to the Las Vegas and Los Angeles markets in the United States.
2022 NISMO: VR38DETT engine; 550 hp &481 lb-ft (North America), 542 bhp &481 lb-ft (mostly European), 523 bhp &467 lb-ft (worldwide)
0-60 mph; 0-100 km / h: 2.8-2.9 seconds; 3.0-3.1 seconds. Top speed: 193 mph (310 km/h).
These performance figures are far from the 592-600 hp NISMO 2021 results and the 0-60-mph 2.5-second results. But the GT-R itself is old, so forgive the ongoing pessimism.
2022 V8 Economy: VK56VD engine; 680 hp &650 lb-ft / 500 kW &880 Nm (North America and Australia); 671 bhp &596 lb-ft (worldwide)
0-60 mph; 0-100 km / h: 2.5 seconds; 2.7 sec. Top speed: 205 mph (330 km/h).
This highest acceleration and speed rate is the same as NISMO 2021.
2022 Newton V8: VK56VD engine; 800 hp &680 lb-ft (US, Canada, Australia, UK); 789 bhp &627 lb-ft (worldwide)
0-60 mph; 0-100 km / h: 2.3 seconds; 2.4 sec. Top speed: 211 mph (340 km/h).
The last edition of the V8 GT-R makes its current model the equivalent of the Ferrari F8 Tributo, Lamborghini Huracan EVO AWD, Porsche 911 Turbo S, and McLaren 720S.