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775 BHP, 2 seater,1500kg, 8 gears auto, hybrid, 1000nm (738lbft) torque.
The next generation R36 Nissan GT-R is not the car that Mr GT-R, former chief engineer Kazutoshi Mizuno, would build.
The outspoken race engineer, who reported directly to Carlos Ghosn for over a decade, was a stickler for his chosen philosophy; to create a multi-purpose supercar that anyone could drive safely at half the cost of European rivals.
That philosophy has been hurled out the proverbial window. Nissan wants to utilise its absolute max potential and create a hypercar to rival the likes of McLarens P1 or Porsches 918 Spyder. It doesn't want a vanilla-flavoured coupe anymore. It wants double chocolate with extra cocoa.
To achieve that goal, the company is using everything in its parts bin, both racing- and road-going.
What is the History of the GTR name ?
The Nissan Skyline GT-R is a sports car based on the Nissan Skyline range.
The first cars named "Skyline GT-R" were produced between 1969 and 1972 under the model code KPGC10, and enjoyed legendary success in local Japanese touring car racing.
Further to this, this model was followed by a brief production run of second-generation cars, under model code KPGC110, in 1973. After a 16-years without any cars being badged eith the iconic name, the GT-R name was revived in 1989 as the BNR32 ("R32") Skyline GT-R. This model GT-R proceeded to win the Japanese JTCC Group A series championship four years in a row. The R32 GT-R also had success in the Australian Touring Car Championship helping the R31 Skyline GTS-R to victory in 1990 and winning alone in 1991 and 1992, until a regulation change excluded the GT-R in 1993. Following on from these cars are the R33, R34 and R35
New Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign prototype celebrates 50 years of two brands - Read more on the Evo website
The Nissan GT-R and renowned design house Italdesign share a 50th anniversary this year, so they’ve teamed up to celebrate in what now seems the obvious way. This is the Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign prototype, a very special and, we’re told, ‘ultra-limited’ version of the Nissan GT-R Nismo. Think far-reaching engine upgrades, bespoke bodywork, unique detailing and an adjustable rear wing.
Despite the Italdesign and GT-R brands celebrating their 50th birthdays in 2018, the Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign is an unusual move on one level because it boils down to Nissan working indirectly with Italdesign’s VW Group owners. Ignoring the boring industry politics, however, we’re confronted with a vehicle that looks worthy of two of the automotive world’s most iconic names. While Italdesign engineered and built the car, the Nissan Design centres in London and America took care of the styling.
Future Nissan R36 GT-R ?
Nissan might be remaining tight-lipped about progress of its next GT-R, but we've heard confirmation that advanced R&D is well underway for a 2018 debut and that Carlos Ghosn is behind the project.
The new two-door will look a lot more stylish than the current edgy Transformer-ish GT-R, will lose around 250kg, corner like a race car, pack a new hybrid powertrain with over 578kW, and land in showrooms with a sticker price north of $200,000. Proper supercar territory.
According to a source close to Nissan, the car's significant weight loss, which will result in a 1500kg weight figure, will come about through extensive use of carbonfibre body parts and a reconfiguration of the interior layout minus the two rear seats.
We are hearing that high carbonfibre production costs in Japan mean these lightweight parts will most likely be manufactured in the United Kingdom. Given it will be a low volume model, Nissan isn't worried about shipping costs of getting such parts to Japan.
One thing the company does care about are the lines on the R36, which will evolve from the current car's styling. We are told the new GT-R will not only employ a full Le Mans LMP-spec carbonfibre cowling, but incorporate hints from the Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo, unveiled at the Goodwood Festival of Speed last June. However, Shiro Nakamura, Nissan's Senior Vice President and Chief Creative Officer, told Autocar the GT-R will retain a boxy, functional appearance. It shouldn't be too elegant, and it should be brutal, with a rawness.
It will use the engine from Nissan's 2015 Le Mans racer
Speaking to TopGear.com, Ben Bowlby - Nissan’s creative genius behind the LMP1 GT-R and the DeltaWing - confirmed that the new GT-R would feature an iteration of the twin-turbo V6 powering the company’s Le Mans entrant.
“The 3.0-litre V6 [from the LMP1 car] is a sort of god-child of the true, road-going GT-R,” he said, noting that the unit’s direction injection, turbo integration and combustion technology are all ‘applicable to the road’.
“It is truly an early ancestor of what will be a future Nissan GT-R engine,” he added.
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Nissan will enter a race version of this hybrid hypercar in the 2015 Le Mans 24 Hour. And much of the technology employed in the R36 will be a combination of technology from the current R35 and the GT-R LM Nismo.
In the same way Nissan has been using pure drive; to label its most efficient vehicles, the company will employ the R Hybrid; moniker for the high performance sports hybrid and others it creates.
Nissan is happy with the power delivery of its iconic twin-turbo 3.8-litre V6, transaxle layout and all-wheel drive powertrain, so that will remain. Whats different is the electric motor that will be bolted on just aft of the engine. Nissan wants to employ a hybrid system for one reason: to boost power. It wants maximum power hovering around 578kW and to get there, the GT-R needs a hybrid unit
The latest version of the R35 GT-R Nismo packs a 441kW (591bhp) punch with the current GT-R model boasting some 404kW (541bhp). Our Nissan insider suggests the R36 will inherit the Nismo-specs power, but beefed up to 478kW before gaining another 100kW from the electric motor (for total power of 578kW), which we are told will act more like a capacitor for extra power than a fuel-saving system.
Adding an electric motor will boost maximum torque to around 1000Nm, requiring the total redesign of the transmission, which, by the way, will be eight-speed. This will give engineers a chance to rethink the current cars gearbox.
One irritation plaguing engineers is the efficient cooling of batteries used in the new hybrid system.
This is where the Le Mans experiment should pay off as engineers find ways to deal with the huge amounts of regenerative brake energy and heat issues created under heavy braking, and thenthe sizable energy required when accelerating hard.
Nissan bosses will no doubt be paying attention to similar battery cooling issues with new hybrid systems on this years F1 cars.
As our insider pointed out, that is why the styling of the new GT-R will have to be so radically different. It'll have to be penned to enable much more efficient cooling for the hybrid system as well as more efficient aerodynamics. Thats where the companys collaboration with Williams comes in handy.
While the F1 team is not adept at producing road cars, it does have state-of-the-art wind tunnel facilities to design the very best aeroparts (the outfit was consulted to develop the Nismo GT-Rs aero package) and it can offer development help for next-generation hybrid systems currently being used in F1
We're hearing Nissan could share this technology with Infiniti or even Mercedes-Benz, but from what we could gather, the company will not share this high performance racing technology for the road with anyone.
Our source also says that the VR37DETT engine being considered by Infiniti for a Porsche Panerama rival will not be used in the next GT-R.
Nismos current ties with Williams F1 could see the UK firm have a significant influence on aerodynamics. A carbon adjustable wing with DRS-style activation could feature. This years Nismo GT-R Le Mans will debut solid hints to the production version.
GT-R to become a strict two-seater in a bid to shrink dimensions and save weight. Target is an ambitious 1500kg, despite the added heft of various hybrid systems.
Nissans current drivetrain layout (front mounted V6, rear transaxle, all-wheel drive) will remain, but hybrids potential will call for a stronger version of the dual-clutch transmission that was built for the R35. Word is it will use eight gears.
To the max
Considering the GT-Rs VR38DETT was introduced in the current R35 its hard to imagine Nissan will develop a new unit. Good news is the engine still has plenty of potential left in it and the Nismos GT-R 441kW could be upped to 478kW.
And all up?
Even if the hybrid system is only able to add 100kW it would satisfy the projected target of 578kW. Torque is expect to rocket, though, with twist suggested to reach somewhere around 1000Nm.
Zap it good
Its public knowledge Williams is working with Nissan on electrification products while at the same time Nissan has trademarked the R Hybrid; name for its performance hybrid models.
Godzilla reincarnated for 2020-ish.
The R35 has been around for 10 years, but it won’t be until at least around the end of the decade when Nissan will finally introduce an all-new GT-R. When it will arrive, it’s going to be vastly different than the car available today, not just in terms of the underpinnings, but also as far the design is concerned. Nissan through the voice of its creative chief, Nakamura-san, hinted in an interview with Top Gear magazine a couple of years ago the striking Vision Gran Turismo concept was kind of like a preview for the R36, saying some of the elements from the front and rear will have a correspondent in the road-going supercar.
Naturally, our speculative render is based on the concept in question (pictured in its updated guise at the end of the article), but toned down a bit to make it more feasible for a production car. We can only hope the real deal will look nearly as good as this as for the moment there aren’t any spy shots that would provide a glimpse into the GT-R’s next styling direction.
In regards to the oily bits, power will be provided by a new biturbo V6 engine derived from Nissan’s now defunct Le Mans race car. This is more than just gossip as the reveal was made by a company representative involved in the LMP1 GT-R and the DeltaWing projects. His exact words were: “The 3.0-litre V6 [from the LMP1 car] is a sort of god-child of the true, road-going GT-R,” adding “it is truly an early ancestor of what will be a future Nissan GT-R engine. Bear in mind the announcement was made back in 2015, before the company’s decision to pull the plug on its WEC and Le Mans efforts from 2016 onwards. It remains to be seen whether its endurance racing exit has had an impact on the R36’s development, specifically when it comes to the powertrain.
What we do know for sure is the next-generation model will benefit from some type of electrification, with Nissan already saying a “GT-R hybrid is the obvious direction.” Some will see this as both good and bad news because while the electrified part will boost performance and efficiency, at the same time it will also take its toll on the vehicle’s weight. Some of the added fat will likely be offset by a more intensive use of lightweight materials, but overall it will still be a heavy car.
Some are saying the GT-R will be promoted to hypercar levels of performance, with a starting price to match its newly gained status. North American GT-R Owners Club co-founder, McCulloh, made the prediction last year in a talk with Auto Guide, adding the reincarnated Godzilla will begin at roughly $150,000 and max out at about $200,000. For reference, the standard model available now will set you back at $109,990 MSRP in the Premium trim, rising to $127,990 for the mid-range Track Edition, and ending with $174,990 for the range-topping Nismo.
2020 is still a long way to go, so a lot could change until then, but at least know we have a digital design exercise to ease the wait.
New Nissan GT-R R36 could feature Le Mans-derived hybrid V6
Styling should be inspired by Vision Gran Turismo Concept
Is expected to hit UK roads before 2020
Could cost significantly more than the outgoing model
It’ll soon be time for Nissan to put the current-generation GT-R R35 to bed and introduce a new R36 model. Thought to be powered by a Le Mans-derived twin-turbo V6, rumours suggest it’ll feature hybrid tech to offer improved efficiency and hypercar-quick 0-62mph sprint times. Our exclusive render shows what the new model could look like.
Nissan GT-R R36 engines and driving
Rumours suggest the new GT-R could be powered by a complex hybrid system with an engine derived from the Japanese firm’s endurance racing program. The company’s Le Mans race car, shown above, used a conventional 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine to drive the front wheels and was originally meant to use a hybrid system on the rears (ultimately, it couldn’t be made to work in time to race). The road-going R36 could use a similar system – hopefully with better luck than the Le Mans car.
Adding this system could mean the new GT-R ends up heavier than the outgoing car’s already portly 1,740kg weight. Despite this, the instant torque offered by electric motors could improve its 0-62mph time considerably. A clever torque-vectoring system should help it carve through corners just as rapidly as its predecessor, too.
Downsizing from a 3.8-litre to a 3.0-litre engine and adding a hybrid system should also make the new car slightly more fuel efficient than the current R35 model. This will hardly be a headline grabbing statistic, however – we’re more interested in seeing whether it can better the Tesla Model S P100D’s incredible 0-62mph sprint time.
Nissan GT-R R36 price and release date
Nissan isn’t expected to reveal a new GT-R before 2018 and we may have to wait until 2020 before we see it in dealerships. The new hybrid system could add a significant chunk to the asking price, however, potentially pushing entry-level cars close to the £100,000 mark. That said, it’ll still probably be cheaper than rivals from Porsche and Lamborghini.
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