The next-generation Nissan GT-R will feature a hybrid powertrain

Updated: November 16, 2013

According to Nissan’s Andy Palmer, the next-generation Nissan GT-R will turn to a hybrid powertrain to not only lower emissions, but to boost performance. The current Nissan GT-R is a beast on and off the track, boasting a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 engine with 542 hp and 463 lb-ft of torque. Undoubtedly, Nissan plans to improve on that and using electrification to do so isn’t a surprise given that both the LaFerrari and McLaren P1 are hybrids

We’ve got some great new images of the Nissan GT-R Nismo circling everyone’s favorite testing ground/racetrack, the Nürburgring. The GT-R seen here is camouflaged rather extensively to hide body details, but we can draw a few things from the eight photos our spies have been able to capture.

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“The electric systems can fill in the gaps in the torque curve and offer genuine performance gains, as well as lowering emissions. It’s win-win, and I’d expect to see some form of hybridization on the next generation of car,”

Source: AutoGuide

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