Nissan Hyper Force EV Concept Is Very Much GT-R Inspired
Is this a preview of the next-generation GT-R?
Polyphony Digital, the studio responsible for the Gran Turismo series of games, and Nissan go together like milk and cereal. The two teamed up to create Nissan’s pièce de résistance of the Japan Mobility Show – the Nissan Hyper Force concept.
Appearing almost as if it’s a modern interpretation of a Super GT car mixed with a little bit of Bosozoku, the Hyper Force concept looks to explore what a modern GT-R could look like in the electric age. The proportions look similar to the current GT-R, but significantly exaggerated. For example, the car’s windows are tiny compared to the body The front fascia has a long, huge front bumper, which contrasts with the inset front grille and headlights. At the back, the characteristic twin-circle rear taillamps round off the GT-R-inspired appearance. Nissan says the styling upgrades are functional, the big wing and low nose generate downforce to keep the electric supercar under control on the track.
For the interior, Nissan let Polyphony Digital play to its strengths. The Hyper Force concept changes colors depending on drive mode; in GT mode it’s a cool blue, but changes to red when R mode is engaged. The screens display the most relevant information to the driver, depending on the mode. Polyphony Digital did the graphics themselves.
It may just be a concept, but Nissan says the Hyper Force has the chops to back up its styling. The car has 1,000 kW (1,341 horsepower), worth of power. It’s all managed by Nissan’s e-4ORCE all-wheel control technology. The structure is carbon fiber, and the battery is solid state.
Naturally, concept cars don’t always have much of a bearing on real-life production models. It’s not clear if this solid-state battery, 1,300 horsepower behemoth will make production, but we think that some elements of this vehicle could preview a new GT-R.
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Kevin has been obsessed with cars ever since he could talk. He even learned to read partially by learning and reading the makes and models on the back of cars, only fueling his obsession. Today, he is an automotive journalist and member of the Automotive Press Association. He is well-versed in electrification, hybrid cars, and vehicle maintenance.
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