Next-Gen Nissan GT-R May Not Arrive Until 2020

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

It looks like the next-generation Nissan GT-R won’t arrive for at least five more years.

“To be honest the company is not even talking about it,” Nissan Australia’s managing director told Motoring. When asked when the car would show up, he said “It’s certainly not 2018, and I can’t even see it in 2019. It’s not on the product plan list for that period.” Up until now, the redesigned GT-R was believed to be slated for a 2018 release.

When the new GT-R arrives, it will use some type of hybrid system, though it will remain a front-engine, rear-wheel drive platform. The car will borrow design cues from Nissan’s 2020 Vision GT Concept, while power numbers for the new car have already been estimated around 780 hp and 730 lb-ft of torque.

SEE ALSO: Nissan GT-R NISMO N Attack Package Lands in US Because ‘Regular’ GT-R Wasn’t Fast Enough

To keep the current GT-R fresh, a tough feat considering it’s been on sale since 2008, Nissan has continually been upping its performance. When it first arrived, the car make 480 hp and 430 lb-ft of torque while costing about $70,000. Today, the 2016 GT-R sells for $103,000 and makes 545 hp and 463 lb-ft of torque, not to mention the NISMO version of the car which makes 600 hp.

Nissan says that even more improvements and upgrades can be expected for the current generation GT-R to keep it relevant before the new car arrives.

[Source: Motoring]

Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

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  • Johnls39 . Johnls39 . on Nov 27, 2015

    Did not think the current design been around this long since '08. Regardless, it is still a beautiful car.

  • Disqus_TXROw1lQhK Disqus_TXROw1lQhK on Dec 18, 2015

    They don't need a new model. Look at the 911 Turbo - small updates - even the large ones are just cosmetic, so it keeps its value. Nissan have found their formula, and it works. The R35 is just the bee's knees as it is. Small changes to keep adding 10% to the price each year suits owners just fine. The yearly improvements are really only noticeable on a race track by the professionals. Mine should achieve 0-100 kmh in 2.8 seconds. The new model apparently 2.7 seconds. These figures are attained under ideal conditions, no A/C and so on. I have only used the launch control once since buying it new. It's well fast enough, and handles supremely, any time, any day. A supercar for all seasons. I would like to see an after-market BOSE noise cancelling system though, to fit to existing models. My other car is an Outlander 4x4 Hybrid. Now that's quiet! Must be getting old.

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