The current generation GT-R design is technically 21 years old, considering that the premiere of the concept of the same name took place at the 2001 Tokyo Motor Show. The production version was presented at the same event six years later, so it’s safe to say that the release of the R35 was a little delayed.
The Nissan Nismo division promises that an exciting product is in development. CEO Takao Katagiri confirmed that it is planned to release a “very interesting model” with the Nismo badge.
In an interview with Autocar, Nismo management stated that the car will be sold in Japan, as well as in the USA and Europe. According to a British magazine, the model will be an indirect successor to the aging GT-R. Earlier this year, the model was withdrawn from Europe due to strict emissions regulations, which also do not allow the automaker to sell the new Z in the EU.
“There is an opinion that the high-performance Nismo car has a hybrid transmission and not a purely electric installation.”
Company executives have previously stated that the piquant electric car will require solid-state batteries, but they will not be ready in the near future. However, Nissan’s domestic competitor Toyota has promised to launch a hybrid car with a solid-state battery into mass production by 2025.
Rumor has it that Nissan and Nismo are working on a proper GT-R R35 release. It is expected to appear next year with minor changes to the engine and chassis. The novelty may have new colors and updates necessary to comply with stricter noise standards.