Next-generation Nissan GT-R will be inspired by the hybrid GT-R LM Nismo Le Mans prototype

Article by Christian A., on June 11, 2014

Nissan announced its return to Le Mans in 2015, with a new GT-R LM Nismo, a LMP1 challenger. There are not many details about the upcoming race car but we believe that it will feature a hybrid powertrain. Nismo chiefs told the reporters that the new GT-R LM Nismo will be a little bit different race car when compared to the rivals.

As you may know already, Nissan filled a trademark application for the ‘R-Hybrid’ designation. Nissan’s Andy Palmer said that there is clearly a connection with the new GT-R LM Nismo.

It’s not a secret that Nissan is planning a hybrid version of the GT-R sports car and the Japanese company seems to be determined to use this technology on the next-gen GT-R as it not only improves fuel-economy, but also the performances.

So, the new Le Mans prototype is also inspiring the next-generation Nissan GT-R.

The current Nissan GT-R is powered by a VR38DETT 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 engine that generates 545 hp and 463 lb-ft of torque. Bolted to an advanced paddle-shifted sequential 6-speed dual clutch transmission, the engine has a fuel economy of 16 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway.

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