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

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

Remember the Nissan GT-R LM Nismo, that incredible LM P1 racer unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show? Well, it seems that its engine may be put to good use in the next-generation Nissan GT-R. Speaking with Top Gear, a Nissan exec confirmed that the next GT-R will feature an engine derived from the GT-R LM Nismo's 3.0-liter V6. Of course, this would be combined in a hybrid powertrain and integrated in a design that we've already been told would be inspired by the 2020 Vision Gran Turismo concept.

Speaking about the engine, Nissan LMP1 team principal and technical director, Ben Bowley, said: "The 3.0-liter V6 is a sort of god-child of the true, road-going GT-R. It's a direct injection engine, and the combustion technology, and integration of turbo and intake system within the head design, is all very interesting and highly applicable to the road." Details are still unclear regarding the electric motor that will be combined in this hybrid setup. But with an engine designed for a race car and looks derived from the 2020 Vision GT, we can't wait for to see what 2018 will bring.

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