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2013 Nissan GT-R Facelift will have to do until Next-Gen GT-R in 2018

The Nissan GT-R will thankfully not be the one trick pony we were all lead to believe a few months ago. Nissan has already confirmed that the company is indeed planning a new generation sports car, but that it won’t arrive for at least another five years. Wipe the tears and stifle the grunts because they’re at least going to throw us a bone with a new facelift for the 2013 model year.

The 2013 Nissan GT-R will feature significant changes to the exterior design and the engine, which is a good thing considering the long wait ahead of us for the new generation. The 2013 model year will also mark the GT-R’s sixth anniversary, making an extravagant facelift something of a certainty. All we know as of right now is that it will feature a new bumper and new headlamps. Hopefully, there’s a lot more up Nissan’s sleeve,

As for the next generation, Kazutoshi Mizuno - chief engineer and product specialist of the GT-R - said that Nissan is watching the development of the upcoming Acura NSX closely since Honda has already announced that their hybrid NSX will lap the Nurburgring faster than the GT-R. That direct hit to the GT-R should light a fire under Nissan’s rear end to make their next generation bigger and badder. Part of that more extravagant package should be a new and competitive hybrid system.

Source: InsideLine

7 comments:

I guess we havve to wait for the further improvements of the Nissan GT-R. 2018 will be the most awaited year for the GT-R fans.

Though they are planning to launch the new GT-R on 2018, the current and latest model they have right now looks great on newly developed front fascia and other auto parts.

It’s a good news to focus on the performance of its engine and not on its exterior only.

They can bring the super-charged engine on that GT-R. As of now, Nissan GT-r is doing a great job and gives the best ride.

Planning to make new generation of race cars can be so tough for Nissan due to they have been stagnant for a long time. But we’ll just see what they will bring to the table.

OMG. Why? I think it’s much better if they have the new Nex-Gen right away.

It will take several years and upgrades if they work on the next-generation of the GTR.

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