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New 2023 Nissan GTR Redesign Hybrid Powertrain

New 2023 Nissan GTR Redesign Hybrid Powertrain

New 2023 Nissan GTR Redesign Hybrid Powertrain – Rumors point to a gasoline-electric drivetrain for the new GT-R, supposedly due in 2023, that will use the Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) as seen on some Nissan Le Mans race cars.

The Nissan GT-R is probably one of the longest platforms used for signboards in the history of cars. The first production of the GT-R was introduced at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show and reached the U.S. market a few months after that.

New 2023 Nissan GTR Redesign Hybrid Powertrain

New 2023 Nissan GTR Redesign Hybrid Powertrain
New 2023 Nissan GTR Redesign Hybrid Powertrain

Although it 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 long overdue for a major redesign.

However, if the Z Proto is anything to go by, the next GT-R is also likely to take advantage of existing platforms and engines, although tweaked, tuned, and modified to deliver the dynamics and performance expected of modern supercars.

2023 Nissan GTR Engine

The rumored Final edition of the existing GT-R is said to change the axis to 530kW/780Nm from the 3.8-liter twin-turbo petrol V6 engine, so expect more potential with hybrid assists.

Maybe we’ll see the next-generation flagship Nissan sports car – at least that’s according to the Pipeline Series Future Automotive News featuring Nissan. Nissan Motor Co. COO Ashwani Gupta told Automotive News that the company is in the process of revamping a massive lineup in the U.S. And yes, that includes the GT-R.

According to the report, Nissan is already working on a redesign of the GT-R, which could come out in 2023. That’s only two years – a fairly short time in gt-R years.

Automotive News said that the Japanese company is considering a performance-oriented hybrid powertrain for the GT-R, but it will be a kinetic energy recovery system. If that sounds familiar, Nissan’s Le Mans race car, the GT-R LM Nismo, uses the same technology.

Both of the above claims contradict previous reports from last year. An earlier story said that the upcoming R36 would not be hybrid, while another postulated that the current GT-R would be a soldier until 2027.

But then again, it was last year and many internal factors could have affected decisions within the company – not to mention, Ghosn happened.

Now, Nissan is back on its feet for a full recovery and we are pleased to hear that its halo car was not driven into the rear burner – at least if we believe this report can only be confirmed through an official release by the company.

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