Marcus De Guzman / Nissan | May 27, 2015 08:05
2018 Nissan GT-R will reportedly get the twin-turbo hybrid powertrain from the LM Nismo
The upcoming 2018 Nissan GT-R will reportedly get a bump in power as Autobild recently reported that the new generation GT-R will get the hybrid powertrain sourced from the company’s LMP1 endurance race car.
The automaker previously revealed their 2015 GT-R LM Nismo race car last February which will compete in this year’s FIA World Endurance Championship. Nissan stated that it is driven by a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 paired up with an electric motor and a 5-speed sequential gearbox. It will be able to deliver 1,267 PS to the front wheels.
The road-going 2018 GT-R however will get a detuned version of the hybrid powertrain and is estimated to only produce 700 PS which will also improve fuel economy compared to the LMP1 car. The AWD system is expected be carried over from the current generation.
Exact exterior design of the upcoming GT-R is still sketchy at best but Nissan may get styling cues from the 2020 Vision Gran Turismo that is present in the video game Gran Turismo 6.