The head of development, sales and marketing in the Japanese company, Andy Palmer in an interview with Autocar in 2013 reported that automakers in the light of increasingly stringent environmental regulations have install additional electric engines on new models. While Palmer noted that the “green” engine not only reduces emissions of harmful substances into the atmosphere, but also increases the performance of the entire power plant.
“In the future electrification of vehicles is inevitable, and today there is a real opportunity to improve with the help of an electric motor sports car, for example, GT-R. Electrical systems can fill the torque gaps, increase the power of the power plant and to reduce CO2 emissions into the atmosphere. I think it’s a win-win situation. Hopefully, the second generation GT-R will adopt some hybrid technology “- said Andy Palmer.
According to rumors, the new Nissan GT-R will be equipped with the upgraded powerplant borrowed from the show car Infiniti Essence. The concept car presented in 2009 at the motor show in Geneva is equipped with a gasoline V-shaped “six” in volume of 3.7 liters and power of 440 hp and a 160-horsepower electric motor. The automaker plans to equip the next generation GT-R with system for deactivation of half the cylinders and Stop & Start fuel-efficient technology.
Andy Palmer also noted that before the end of its life cycle the first generation Nissan GT-R will get a few packs.
“In order to understand how the car became faster than models of the previous year, it will be necessary to go round the Nurburgring,” -- said Palmer.
Enjoy this great video of the Nissan GT-R: