The current-generation Nissan GT-R could potentially see even more upgrades.
For the most part, automotive enthusiasts have turned their attention to the next-generation GT-R and it’s hard to blame them, considering the R35 GT-R has been around since 2008. When it was first introduced, it packed 480 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque and had a starting price tag of $70,850.
Now, the 2016 Nissan GT-R costs $103,365 and sports 545 hp and 463 lb-ft of torque. If that isn’t enough, the GT-R NISMO gets 600 hp and 481 lb-ft of torque and is priced from $151,585. But despite all the improvements the Japanese automaker has made over the last seven years of the GT-R’s existence, it believes the car has even more potential.
Speaking to Top Gear, the company’s head of product planning, Phillipe Klein admitted, “There is still developmental potential there, always,” in reference to the current Nissan GT-R. And since the next-generation GT-R is still a bit off from showing its face, there’s the potential of Nissan increasing the performance even more before its lifecycle is finished.
Unfortunately Klein wouldn’t share much about the next-generation GT-R, simply saying that the company is “very serious about this vehicle and its future,” something that is evident by just how vastly it has improved over the years.
[Source: Top Gear]
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