2018 Nissan GT-R will following 2017 Nismo GTR to be debuted in automarket soon. We finally can see what’s new on the release of all new Nissan GT-R which going to be held sometime in 2017 or possibly next year. Of course we predicted that the automaker will add many changes in the new car including power train, exterior appearance, and high-quality materials for the cabin. All these improvement has been added in order to give excellence performance and luxury design for the upcoming GT-R. Fans are looking eagerly for this next generation sport car to set new performance so it can compete with its rivals.
What’s new on 2018 Nissan GT-R?
Many rumors about the new 2018 Nissan GT-R specifications arise as soon as the automaker mention about GT-R redesign. One of them is the idea of GT-R engine which will be equipped with Hybrid setup. Wait, Nissan apparently has confirmed this rumor! Yes, it is true that the official finally decided to give us some news GT-R Supercar will have Hybrid power and it seems will be based on GT-R LM NISMO, Le Mans racecar. However, rumor said that this set up will get detuned version instead of 1200 hp, the car will only produce about 700 Hp. More information about the upcoming GT-R engine and performance can be read bellow including its new appearance.
Design inspiration from the Vision Grand Turismo Concept
There is rumor that 2018 Nissan GT-R exterior design will take appearance inspiration from the vision Grand Turismo Concept. Not only will that, according to some of Nissan executives, the new supercar is going to have heavier weight than the previous model. However, many car experts said that a car of this class should have lighter weight instead of making it heavier especially when they want to change the design. But, Nissan engine purposely commented that lighter cars with this kind of level power will be harder to handle and that’s probably the reason of why the automaker decided to make it heavier than before. Adding that comment, Nissan official also mentioned that lighter weight can be dangerous and thus will not be drive-able by the customers. Aside that news, the fans will also see that the appearance of this car gets sportier and more modern look. The outdoor will likely consist of LED lighting and various modern technologies both in front and the backside. In addition, it seems new Nissan GT-R gets this “v-motion” mustache right on the grille and the automaker also reduces the looters for better chilling and aerodynamic system. And we expected to see car hood design enhancement as well.
2018 Nissan GT-R Interior Gets a Bunch of Technologies
You will get to see that 2018 Nissan GT-R interior design is not only will be equipped with a bunch of technologies, according to Nissan creative department, the car is speculated to have Recaro racing seats along with micro suede red tinted to give more comfortable ride experience and more luxury feeling inside the cabin. Specification such as large 8-inch touch screen will be there also and can be controlled easily through console button. Rumor about upgraded steering wheel is come into surface as well and we can totally expect the sport car gets steering update which is good. Moreover, Nissan GT-R will be offered in four different colors: Pearl White, Jet African-American, Solid Reddish, and Super Silver.
Hybrid Setup for 2018 Nissan GT-R Engine
Just like we already mentioned before that there will be a Hybrid setup for the new Nissan GT-R and it will deliver about 700 horsepower for the road car concept. The car will manage to give powerful performance with its twin-turbo 3 L V6 petrol engine that coupled with electric motor as well. This Hybrid setup is already confirmed by official from Nissan so this is not just a baseless rumor. It will be equipped with 5-speed sequential transmission along with carbon dioxide clutch system which can produce around 1,240 horsepower on the ground. This car use engine from Nissan’s 2015 Le Mans Racer, in its current, Le Mans can manage to produce power more than 550 horsepower and 6,500 rpm while the current Nismo GT-R has 600 horsepower, many expect that the all new Nissan GT-R will gets at least this much or better more. This GT-R will retain its front-engined and an AWD (All-wheel Drive) layout. However, some rumor said the maker plan to switch it with mid engine layout, no confirmation so far. Considering that this next generation car gets a hybrid machine balanced with electric motor then the car will have excellent torque performance and you can expect the car topple its rivals with an ease.
2018 Nissan GT-R Released Date and Price
Many anticipated that the car will be released soon sometime in 2017 or early 2018. Unfortunately, rumors said that the car market sales will be limited for several countries such as UK, China, US, North America, Malaysia, and other large automarket countries. As for the price, judging from the previous model that cost about $101,770 (the Gold Edition) and $111,510 (the Black Edition) then we can expect the car will be offered around that number or more. Moreover, some predictions said that there will be three options for the GT-R just like the Nismo, the two options will top $100,000 while the other one can manage higher price tag about more than $150,000.
There are many things about all new 2018 Nissan GT-R changes that need to be noted:
- First, it will use the engine of 2015 Nissan Le Mans Racer
- It will get Hybrid setup with electric motor assistance
- It will take design inspiration from Vision Gran Turismo concept
- It will be heavier than previous GT-R model
- The engine may manage to deliver more than 700 horsepower or better more
Those highlights need to be reminded over and over until official released date so we can see whether the rumors and predictions as well as these conformations are true. Until then, let’s hope that 2018 Nissan GT-R has an impressive coming back from its enhancements.