Is Nissan Making A Huge Mistake By Delaying The Next GT-R?


Next variant won’t be here any time soon.

The current variation of the Nissan GT-R is an absolutebeast. With its 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 that makes 545 hp, the supercar can getto 60 mph in 2.9 seconds and has earned the title of being Godzilla. Despite Nissanmaking the supercar better with more refinements ever year, the GT-R is gettinga little long in the tooth compared to others on the road. While we’ve seen conceptsand renderings of the next GT-R, a recent report from Australia’s Motoring statesthat the next generation of the supercar won’t be here until at least 2020.

Nissan Australia’s managing director Richard Emery revealedthe future for the GT-R in a response to a report that its redesign hadbeen delayed until 2018. “To be honest the company is not even talking aboutit,” stated Emery. “We are close to the life cycle in terms of cars now and in thefuture. In terms of direct conversation around GT-R, it’s not on the horizon.” Thatdoesn’t sound good. “It’s certainly not 2018, and I can’t see it even in 2019,”said Emery. “It’s not on the product plan list of that period.” That’s really disappointingnews for supercar fans around the world. The current GT-R is a performance bargain that can keep up with more expensive and powerful machines on the track, but five years is a long time to wait.

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For those keeping track of time, 2020 is another five yearsaway, which would make the current generation of the GT-R 13-years old when it getsreplaced. We hope these rumors aren’t true, but it would make sense since the latestconcept for the next GT-R is called the Nissan Concept 2020 Vision GranTurismo. Will the GT-R still be relevant five years down the road? Nissan maybe taking a huge gamble by waiting to engineer the next generation of the GT-R.