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News The R36 Nissan GT-R Might do Without Electrification

The R36 Nissan GT-R Might do Without Electrification

Based on the most recent rumours, the new R36 Nissan GT-R will be all engine, with a turbocharger or two of course

  • It wasn’t going to be all-electric just yet.

  • Many suggested that electrification was the answer.

The vast majority of automakers working on a new performance car are turning towards electrification for a number of reasons. Be it a hybrid, a plug-in hybrid, or all-electric, the fact is that many electrons make for more speed and improved efficiency. It is for these reasons that most figured out that the next-generation R36 Nissan GT-R was going to be hybridized.

Nissan GT-R T-spec edition | Photo: Nissan

The R35 GT-R is, let’s face it, old. It remains a spectacular ultra-high-performance road car, no doubt, but still something of a relic as it nears its 15th birthday. Nissan did note that they were working on the new GT-R some four years ago and there’s still nothing, or nearly, to go on. It was reported last November that the R36 would be assembled on a new bespoke platform.

This news seemed to lend credence to the GT-R’s electrification but now, according to carbuzz, it’s not going to happen at all. In fact, the next GT-R may turn out to be a heavily reworked R35 much like the new Z is a severely updated 370Z. In this scenario, the return of the R35’s twin-turbocharged 3.8-litre V6 seems imminent.

Based on the source story, the new Nissan GT-R may arrive in the spring or summer of 2023. This means we should find out more about the R36 in the coming months.

Nissan GT-R R35 T-spec edition | Photo: Nissan

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Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai


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