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 |  Jun 22 2010, 11:59 AM

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A Nissan GTR powered by something other than a traditional gasoline engine will arrive in the future, but tree-huggers looking to go fast will have to wait a while.

Kazutoshi Mizuno, chief engineer of the R35 GTR admitted that the car will have to move to switch to alternative fuels, but that’s far as as Mizuno and his team have gotten. “I’ve not decided what type of technology I would use,” Mizuno told The Motor Report. “Diesel, hybrid, electric motor or another kind of system? It’s not been decided.”

Mizuno seemed to rule out a diesel powertrain, but suggested a mild hybrid was the most likely route for the GTR, while adding that there was “no need to hurry” to develop an alternative-fuel GTR despite a glut of hybrid and electric sports cars appearing from Tesla, Mercedes-Benz, Audi and Porsche in the next few years.

[Source: The Motor Report]