NISMO Allegedly Taking Charge of Next-Gen GT-R
Today’s version of the GT-R launched half-a-dozen years ago and even after all that time it’s still an amazing machine. Upping the ante a NISMO version of the car is expected to launch sometime in 2013.
Still, after six whole years this two-door is about ready to be replaced and rumor has it the next-generation, internally referred to as the R36 is expected to launch as a 2016 model. It’s also rumored to feature a hybrid drivetrain.
Beyond this, it’s rumored that development of the next GT-R is being handled directly by NISMO, not Nissan, something Mizuno is evidently not happy about. Still, the car should be in capable hands, after all NISMO is responsible for developing and engineering racecars. Some of that high-performance DNA couldn’t hurt the upcoming GT-R, a product we’re very interested in learning more about.
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Born and raised in metro Detroit, Craig was steeped in mechanics from childhood. He feels as much at home with a wrench or welding gun in his hand as he does behind the wheel or in front of a camera. Putting his Bachelor's Degree in Journalism to good use, he's always pumping out videos, reviews, and features for AutoGuide.com. When the workday is over, he can be found out driving his fully restored 1936 Ford V8 sedan. Craig has covered the automotive industry full time for more than 10 years and is a member of the Automotive Press Association (APA) and Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA).
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