Nissan GT-R Could See More Upgrades Before Next-Gen Arrives


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.

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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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clubin mad bros the best says:

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