This should be something special.
The Nissan GT-R has been around for quite some time now, progressively increasing the power and technology that it offers. But as the world shifts towards cleaner mobility, there have been rumors that the next GT-R could come with hybrid power. These sorts of rumors have been doing the rounds for a while, but any news about the GT-R is always very interesting, especially since the latest 2022 Nismo version sold out incredibly quickly. Now it seems that we may get a clue as to what the next GT-R will be like, thanks to Nissan teasing a Japanese-market-only GT-R that will be unveiled tomorrow.
Set to be revealed at 2.30 pm Japanese time tomorrow (September 14), which is 1.30 am US Eastern Time, the new car could be anything, but our best guess is that we'll be seeing another special edition to send the R35 off before an all-new model debuts next year. Since this would be the last variant of the R35, we expect it to be offered in limited numbers and to boast improved power figures, possibly matching or besting those of the Nismo model. For reference, that car produces an astonishing 600 horsepower and 481 lb-ft of torque. Assuming that this is another R35, it's quite possible that we'll see some unique paint finishes, special wheels, and of course, upgrades to the car's handling performance.
Alternatively, albeit less likely, we could be getting a glimpse of what the R36 model will be like. Perhaps Nissan will unveil an all-new model, and if that's the case, we fully expect the new GT-R to feature an electrified powertrain and all-new styling. Past discussions with Nissan bigwigs have revealed that the new car will likely use the same platform as the current model, much like the new Nissan Z uses an evolved version of the 370Z's platform. We are also expecting the 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 to be retained, with a mild-hybrid system helping it achieve emissions targets. Styling of the R36 is expected to be radically different too, but as soon as the new GT-R is revealed - be it a runout special edition or an all-new model - we'll have all the details for you right here.