Nissan GT-R Hybrid Powertrain Hinted by Executive

Nissan GT-R Hybrid Powertrain Hinted by Executive

Could the already heavy Nissan GT-R be packing on a hybrid system in the near future? It’s a possibility and some choice words out of Nissan executive Jose Munoz might support that.

Rumors of a hybrid GT-R to come out sometime between 2017 and 2018 emerged late last year. During the New York Auto Show, Munoz said there will be news later this year that will “electrify” GT-R fans worldwide.

While that’s hardly an announcement, Nissan is integrating hybrid powertrains into more of its Infiniti line, and the jump to the GT-R wouldn’t necessarily be a hard one to make.

The Infiniti Essence concept from 2009 featured a twin-turbo 3.7-liter V6 in conjunction with a hybrid drivetrain. Nissan’s NISMO performance arm is also building an electrified race car for Le Mans in 2014.

[Source: Motor Trend]