As development moves to America and Europe, Nissan has more surprises coming.
Despite rumors that Nissan had frozen development of the next-gen GT-R, it seems that the company is actually hard at work on this project and also has some interesting surprises up its sleeve. Speaking to Motoring, a source inside the company said “R&D for the next GT-R has moved to North America and Europe. Obviously some development work is being done in Japan... But the bulk is now being carried out by Nissan Europe and Nissan USA." Much of this is being conducted in conjunction with Williams Advanced Engineering.
As we reported earlier, the insider confirmed that this year's Le Mans GT-R LM Nismo could provide some of the next GT-R's components. More interestingly, he also hinted that a 4-door GT-R could appear alongside the coupe. "Our research has shown that there is a move in high performance car manufacturing towards four-door sedans." Aiming at the likes of Mercedes AMG, BMW M and Audi RS, the GT-R sedan will likely be badged as an Infiniti, and both sedan and coupe will be powered by a detuned version of the Le Mans GT-R LM Nismo's 3.0-liter V6 hybrid turbo.