We’ve heard this rumor for a few years now, but nothing seemed to get any traction apart from the cursory whispers here and there. Well, if you take Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn’s recent word for more than just a grain of salt, it does open the door a little in seeing a GT-R version for Infiniti down the road.

Now, like we said, this isn’t the first merry-go-round we’ve ridden with regards to a proposed Infiniti GT-R and Ghosn stopped short of saying that there will be, in fact, a car that’s going to be built. But as the glass-half-full optimists that we are, the words that came out of the mouth Nissan’s CEO during a recent interview with Car Magazine were like music to our ears.

During the interview, Ghosn told Car that it would be easy to build an Infiniti GT-R because the "technologies developed for Nissan are all in place and is at the disposal of its sister company, Infiniti."

"The idea makes sense," he said. "The technology is here; the platform is here. It’s a great car, the GT-R. Is it a project now? No. But I don’t want to give you the impression we’ll never do that. But I don’t want you to think that it’s coming in the next two to three years either."

Full story after the jump.

When the rumors for an Infiniti GT-R started flowing a few years ago, there were fingers pointing towards the same four-wheel-drive chassis and twin-clutch gearbox as the GT-R coupe. It was also said to be powered by the 5.0-liter V8 from the Infiniti FX50 SUV producing 420hp and a 0 to 60 time of about five seconds.

Ghosn was clear that the Infiniti GT-R is still far from being green-lighted. That’s the practical man in him talking. However, once you float the idea that it ’could happen’, it’s just like saying that ’we’re not completely ruling out seeing one in the future.’

Source: Car Magazine

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  (528) posted on 09.30.2011

GT-R remarkably for our future car, though I know more interesting and innovative cars will be invented and created on that time, extreme and great cars will made.

  (447) posted on 09.14.2011

Imagine the GT-R is now $80k after its recent price hikes, Infiniti would likely price this car even higher then.Now it appears the GT-R sedan will quite literally go nowhere.

  (518) posted on 08.4.2011

 Do they have any plan in competing with the Nissan GTR? Hell! I have seen the upgraded engine performance of the Nissan GTR and unbelievably its figure performance reached up to 1500 hp that’s 300 hp more than the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport! What a speedy vehicle! I wonder if the Infiniti can beat that one!

  (359) posted on 08.4.2011

Well, I guess it would be better if we don’t hope too much for this future production. First of all, the Infiniti needs to confirm this vehicle. I wonder if that’s the official figure performance of the car? This car manufacturer will be using the standard v8 technology. I don’t think that the power output of the car is powerful! 

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