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2016 Nissan GT-R Rumored as 800-HP Hybrid

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A decade ago, it would be considered sacrilegious for a sports car to be a hybrid, but now electrified powertrains are all the rage.

That’s why you shouldn’t be surprised if the 2016 Nissan GT-R debuts with a hybrid powertrain, something that has been rumored for quite some time now.

Known as the R36 GT-R, the next-generation sports car from Nissan is rumored to have a redesigned 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 engine with a regenerative hybrid system employing KERS-style technology to give it around 250 additional horsepower. The system is said to be co-developed between Nismo and F1 Williams team.

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The hybrid powertrain will give the GT-R at least 800 hp and is targetting a 0-62 mph speed of 2.7 seconds. Considering the Nissan GT-R Nismo cranks out 600 hp, hybrid power could be what it needs to make it even more impressive on and off the track.

GALLERY: 2015 Nissan GT-R Nismo

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