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.

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Source: InsideLine

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7 comments:

  (377) posted on 09.3.2012

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.

  (647) posted on 09.2.2012

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.

  (780) posted on 08.31.2012

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

  (331) posted on 08.31.2012

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.

  (1333) posted on 08.30.2012

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.

  (579) posted on 08.30.2012

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

  (613) posted on 08.30.2012

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

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