Which Race Car Engine Will Power the Next GT-R?

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Nissan exec calls it a "god-child of the true, road-going GT-R".

Rememberthe Nissan GT-R LM Nismo, that incredible LM P1 racer unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show? Well, it seems that its engine may be putto good use in the next-generation Nissan GT-R. Speaking with Top Gear, a Nissan execconfirmed that the next GT-R will feature an engine derived from the GT-R LMNismo's 3.0-liter V6. Of course, this would be combined in a hybrid powertrainand integrated in a design that we've already been told would be inspired by the2020 Vision Gran Turismo concept.

Speaking about the engine, Nissan LMP1 team principal and technicaldirector, Ben Bowley, said: "The 3.0-liter V6 is a sort of god-child ofthe true, road-going GT-R. It's a direct injection engine, and the combustiontechnology, and integration of turbo and intake system within the head design,is all very interesting and highly applicable to the road." Details arestill unclear regarding the electric motor that will be combined in this hybridsetup. But with an engine designed for a race car and looks derived from the2020 Vision GT, we can't wait for to see what 2018 will bring.

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