The Yokohama-based automaker is currently developing the next-generation GT-R with all-new hybrid powertrain, a report reveals. However, do you believe that the 2016 Nissan GT-R R36 would be an 830 HP hybrid-powered hypercar? You may be wondering, just like me.
However, a recent report revealed that the all-new Nissan GT-R would be high-performance hybrid cars like the Porsche 918 Spyder and McLaren P1. According to a Japanese magazine, the twin-turbo 3.8-liter VR38DETT V6 engine will be redesigned in order to get the maximum output up to 580 horsepower.
Then the famous Nissan VR38DETT engine will work closely with a regenerative hybrid system, which utilizes KERS style technology. Thanks to this new hybrid system, the electric motor is claimed to provide additional output up to 250 horsepower. According to the report, the regenerative hybrid system has been developed jointly between Nismo and Williams F1 team.
Overall, the new GT-R hybrid system was allegedly able to generate a total output of up to 830 horsepower, thanks to tweaking this VR38DETT engine and electric motor. As a result, the next-gen Nissan R36 GT-R can accelerate from 0-62 mph (100 km/h) in just 2.7 seconds and its top speed hitting up to 211 mph (340 km/h). Sprint from 0-400 meters will be completed in around 10 seconds.
Speaking about the release date and price, the 2016 Nissan GT-R is scheduled to be released to the market towards the end of next year and prices are expected to start around $120,000-$150,000. The Yokohama automaker always makes a surprise in terms of price and performance aspects, compared to the German and Italian cars. That’s just my personal opinion.
One last question, if Nissan actually develop the next Godzilla with an 830 HP VR38DETT engine, this means that the all-new GT-R will not be in accordance with the regulations of the Super GT and DTM Championship? As we know, the new technical regulation for this season has required all manufacturers to use a turbocharged 2.0-liter Inline four-cylinder engine. It’s to replace the 3.4-liter V6 engine that is used on GT500 cars in the previous Super GT season.
We don’t know whether the Yokohama based-manufacturer Nissan has other plans behind the R36 GT-R. Maybe they will provide different GT-R for Super GT series, while start selling an R36 GT-R with 830 HP hybrid powertrain. That might make sense, given this year Nissan has developed a new car in order to qualify the new regulations. But whatever it’s, I don’t want to speculate too much longer. :D