Next-gen GT-R could become Nissan’s first all-electric sports car

Article by Christian A., on September 14, 2010

It’s not a secret anymore that Nissan is working hard on the next-generation GT-R sports car but it appears that the so-called Godzilla could even go electric.

According to Nissan’s chief operating officer, Toshiyuki Shiga, the market is shifting and aims to become more more environmentally friendly and that’s why the Japanese manufacturer could consider a 100 per cent electric vehicle a sports car (as you may know already, Lexus is also working on a LFA Plug-In Hybrid).

Apparently, Nissan the already developed Infinity hybrid cars are considered quite exciting by Toshiyuki Shiga.

Nissan is also preparing to unveil a revised version of the current GT-R, which will go on sale as a 2012 model year (read the first details here) and which is rumored to receive a power boost. Apparently the revised GT-R could deliver up to 530 hp and is expected to be confirmed by the end of this year.

Regarding a possible rival to the Toyota FT-86 affordable sports car, Shiga refused to confirm or deny a possible successor of the Nissan 200SX.

Automotive makers are not just making commodities to transfer people or goods. We are happy to provide, or to offer, this value.  Nissan wants to continue making vehicles for driving pleasure – this is important.” said Shiga when was asked if Nissan wants to build a cheaper sports car. [via autocar]

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