Hints given at next-generation GT-R release date

February 6th, 2015 by

Next-Generation Nissan GT-R Release Date

The Nissan GT-R is an awesome piece of machinery. There’s no debating that fact. With a twin-turbo under the hood that produces 545 horsepower and allows the car to do 0-60 in under three seconds, it’s a true super car. The car’s nickname is “Godzilla” – and for good reason. But while we regularly drool at the GT-R when we see it, we can’t help but wonder when the next-generation Nissan GT-R release date will be. After all, the car has been here since 2008 – albeit with some updates. Isn’t it time for a full refresh? We might finally be getting a better idea about when this will happen.

While it was long rumored that the next Nissan GT-R would be released around 2016, we have some recent information from a trusted source that the year will really be 2018. In fact, that might be the soonest we see the car, according to Nissan Chief Creative Officer Shiro Nakamura.

2018 Nissan GT-R Style?

The prolonged date may be a bummer. But Nakamura may have made up for the disappointment by hinting at a design of the next-generation Nissan GT-R. The Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo might actually be as close to what the next GT-R could be as many were hoping. The futuristic concept that can be driven on Gran Turismo 6 may have “some elements from the front and rear” in common with the next GT-R, according to Nakamura.

While not exactly a commitment, it’s about as close as you are going to get from a Nissan high ranking official – or any manufacturer official. The auto industry is notoriously tight-lipped about upcoming vehicles.

We have to admit, we’re excited about the possibilities on the next-gen GT-R. But until then, we have an awesome current version to look at. And yes, we will continue to drool over it.


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