Leaks Indicate That the 2016 Nissan GT-R Could Deliver up to 800 Horsepower
We’ve heard our fair share of rumors surrounding the upcoming 2016 Nissan GT-R, but this one takes the cake. This leaked photo from a Japanese car magazine (above) not only reveals what the car probably looks like, but also important details about its new hybrid powertrain. The most impressive being its projected 800-plus-horsepower output.
Nissan had already confirmed a hybrid powertrain for the next-generation GT-R late last year, though the company was tight-lipped about its specs. Now with this handy piece of evidence, we’ve learned the car will likely retain the current 3.8-liter, twin-turbocharged V-6 engine — though heavily updated to produce some 580 horsepower — while employing a kinetic energy recovery system (KERS) to provide an extra 250-horsepower kick.
580 + 250 =
830 horsepower AWESOME
The extra horsepower should help the GT-R scoot to 62 mph in just 2.7 seconds on its way to a 211-mph top speed. What’s more, it’s said Nissan won’t price the GT-R astronomically higher than the current car’s $101,000 sticker. Expect prices to range between $120,000 and $150,000.
Be sure to check back with TopSpeed for any other developing information regarding the new GT-R’s road to production.
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There’s a ton of anticipation swirling around the new 2016 Nissan GT-R. We know it’s getting a reworked exterior and interior, along with the powertrain advancements noted above. Our rendering artist has already laid out what the new GT-R could look like, though they don’t match up with the GT-R in the leaked magazine image. That’s rather disappointing because we like our version much better.