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Next Nissan GT-R to Have a Williams Hybrid System

It looks like the new Godzilla is about to get some extra-large batteries.

There have been many rumors regarding its potential powertrain, but now it’s becoming clear the R36 will adapt hybrid technology. A new report coming from Australian publication Carsales is claiming that Williams Advanced Engineering, which is a technology offshoot of Williams F1, will in fact be supplying Nissan with hybrid technology for the new GT-R. Nismo is also working hand-in-hand with Williams on the project.

Fortunately, high-performance hybrid technology is nothing new for Williams. It already supplies both Audi and Porsche with hybrid powertrains for their Le Mans teams. No word just yet on whether the 2016 GT-R will use the same flywheel-based system utilized by those German brands. More than likely Williams will contribute energy recovery and storage technology, along with other performance-enhancing electrification methods and aerodynamic expertise.

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