2018 GT-R: Godzilla retains FR layout, but gets 700hp

The yet-to-be-rendered 2018 Nissan GT-R (that’s R36, for those of us who speak platform) will borrow heavily from the GT-R LM NISMO race car in the drivetrain department.

2018-GT-R

Imagine this: The hybrid electric motor, with gobs of instantaneous torque (identical to that of the race car,) supplementing the twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 engine – already a beast in its own right.

GT-R-LM-NISMO

While the GT-R LM NISMO boasts roughly 1,200 hp, the next generation GT-R will be detuned for lower fuel consumption, resulting in total horsepower figures around 700.

Nissan GT-R LM NISMO

Nissan GT-R LM NISMO

Nissan has confirmed to us that the hybrid drivetrain will remain in the front of the car, dismissing rumors of a mid-engined platform.

However, considering the 2018 Nissan GT-R will have tons of instantaneous torque from its electric motor and that wicked twin-turbo V6, we wouldn’t be surprised to see the GT-R embarrass the Corvette on its way to challenging exotic supercars with double, or triple its price tag – and more.

 

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