Published on August 29th, 2012 | by Paterson Prosper0
Next Generation Nissan GT-R (R36) Scheduled for 2018
Nissan GT-R’s next generation has received the green light. Previous reports indicated that the future of the model was uncertain and happy that their will be a R36 model coming by 2018. This is interesting news, mainly because the current GTR gets a lifestyle of about 10 years. Even up to this day the current GTR continues to hold its own in a very aggressive manor, and i am talking among super cars! Maybe by 2018, other car manufactures would have found a way to catch up! New toyota supra anyone?
Recently it was reported the future of the next-generation Nissan GT-R was in doubt. But the latest news point suggests a successor to the current model is still planned for production and might be launched in 2018.
Only two months ago it was suggested Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn has not given his support to design and engineer a new GT-R due to a lack of profitability. Combined with the retirement of Kazutoshi Mizuno ‒ the genius behind the GT-R ‒ there wasn’t cause for optimism. ButInside Line recently visited Nissan’s R&D center in Atsugi, Japan, and was told development is well underway.
The development of the upcoming Honda or Acura NSX is followed with great interest by Nissan’s GT-R team. It is rumored Honda’s hybrid-powered supercar rounds the Nürburgring faster than the Nissan. Apparently the upcoming and also hybrid powered Porsche 918 Spyder was of less interest to the Japanese ‒ Mizuno didn’t seem very impressed when asked about the upcoming German supercar.
Because the launch of the new GT-R (R36) is still six years from now, the current model will be overhauled by the end of next year. The upgrade will feature a redesigned bumper and lights, as well as an upgraded powertrain. The upgrade will mark the GT-R’s sixth year of production.
via GT Spirit