The GT-R has been so synonymous with the term “game-changer” that honestly, I think we wouldn’t give it a pass even if they renamed the Godzilla to be called the “Nissan Game-changer”.
Known for its ability to punch way above its weight, it shook not just our worlds but the innards of Ferrari and Porsche for its ability to get off the line quicker than your jaws could drop. And it didn’t fail in the corners too.
That said, Nissan believes there’s still plenty the GT-R name can offer and they’re confident that the “latest reiteration” could be the fastest supercar in the world.
Are they done meddling with the “small boys”? Are they now looking to bring shame to the likes of Bugatti and Koenigsegg? We can only buckle down and wait till at least after 2020 for Nissan to “drop their new album”.
One thing is for sure; according to Autocar’s sit down with Nissan, the new GT-R will not take inspiration from the limited-production GT-R50 which was unveiled at the recent Goodwood Festival of Speed. Thank heavens… for obvious “aesthetic” reasons.
It’s uncertain whether or not there would be an “electric” element to the new GT-R’s powertrain but from what I’ve read, Nissan is confident that “big power” can be achieved regardless and the target is nothing less than 700 hp.
Considering the GT-R50 debuted recently made the same power, it’s not exactly an overly ambitious figure. What’s for certain is that the “brick-like” stance that forms the imposing and audacious demeanour of the GT-R, will not change either.