Nissan has stylishly Confirmed Next-Generation GT-R R36 is in the offing
Nissan introduced the GT-R T Spec, earlier this month, which should be a potential last hooray for the age-long Godzilla in its R35 appearance. Some reports making the rounds indicates that the current-generation supercar may be getting a semi-hybrid configuration and even a more formidable Final Edition before being put to rest in a couple of months.
The big question then is what next? The Nissan Next Generation R36, of course.
Adam Paterson, the regional managing director of the Nissan division in Australia confirmed that the performance machine will say goodbye “Down Under”. Those were the words he put out in a press release issued by Nissan Australia regarding the 2022 GT-R. Nevertheless, it’s a known fact that the Godzilla will be retired in just a couple of months, most likely this November because it is no longer compliant with side-impact crash regulations, still it does not really mean “the end of story for the GT-R story in Australia.”
While his statement could spark off some thoughts in most people making them think the R35 may be updated to comply with stricter legislation, Adam Paterson still went further to mention that the 2022 GT-R “will mark the closure of this chapter for this generation vehicle.” While the listening audience were yet digesting what has said so fa, he spoke further about the T-Spec and Nismo SV special editions as the “last time the current-generation vehicle will be offered in Australia.”
Though this may not be direct confirmation of an R36-generation model, it is the next most important thing. The thought on everyone’s mind is: When will Nissan finally introduce the new GT-R? The main concern now is what exactly will be different about this next-generation GT-R. There are some reports that it will be built on an upgraded version of the existing model.
That semi-hybrid configuration we mentioned earlier may as a matter of fact be reserved for the R36, which will supposedly maintain the twin-turbo three point eight liter V6 jerked up for improved efficiency to meet increasingly tough emissions legislations. The R-36 is likely still a couple of years behind since logically we can deduce that Nissan will originally reveal a design, much like it did with the Z Proto.
All you need to know about the GT-R Model
The upcoming GT-R happens to be one of the most predicted super sports cars in recent times. The automaker has been putting some good touches on a complete model redesign for its flagship sports car. Casting our mind back to Nissan’s history, the Skyline GT-R, which has long taken front stage in the array of Nissan’s sports cars lineup, is presently in the 3rd generation models of the GT-R brand, following from the 1stgeneration 1969 to 1972, 2nd generation 1973, 3rd generation 1989 to 1994, 4th generation 1995 to 1998 and the 5th generation 1999 to 2002. The present Nissan GT-R R35 is amongst the Nissan’s longest product series. Nissan has made slight improvements to this Japanese treasure as time went by, changing the configuration and features of the over the years. To say the least, a new model is long overdue.