Next-gen Nissan GT-R (R36) will receive hybrid technology from Williams

Article by Christian A., on October 3, 2013

Williams Advanced Engineering will provide the hybrid technology for the next-gen Nissan GT-R (R36), according to reports. In late August, Nissan had filed a trademark application for the "R-Hybrid" name. Obviously, Nissan wants to hybridize its supercar. It’s predicted that the all-new GT-R will be released towards the end of 2015 as a 2016 model year.

It’s also expected to feature cylinder deactivation and stop/start systems to improve fuel consumption and reduce CO2 emissions. But before the next-gen model arrives, the current model’s Nismo version will be released in the market next year. This vehicle is equipped with a more powerful engine, with an output of at least 570bhp.

In addition, it has a smaller curb weight, enabling the vehicle to accelerate from zero to 62 mph (0-100 km/h) in two seconds. The R35 GT-R Nismo is expected to finish a lap at the Nordschleife in 7 minutes and 18 seconds.

It’s likely to adopt a different body that will include a rear wing. The Nismo-tuned Nissan GT-R will go on sale in early 2014 but before that, it will be displayed at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show.

Deemed by many to be the ideal "street-able" supercar at its unveiling, the group behind the production of the Nissan GT-R has never slowed down. The interminable ongoing improvement of the GT-R has been inspired by the way that the GT-R competes in a supercar segment against cars costing more than two times as much - and where bragging rights can be won or lost by just fractions of a second.

The freshly-minted 2014 Nissan GT-R continues the tradition. Set to be marked down at select authorized dealerships in the United States in January 2013, the most recent iteration of the GT-R is another great stride towards an effort to convey passion and emotion to clients through "extraordinary advancement."

Much of that advancement has occurred on the world's most formidable racing circuits, which include the renowned Nurburgring where the Nissan GT-R set production car lap records in both 2008 and 2009. The most exhausting of these ongoing track tests was performed in May 2012 with the entry of an essentially stock Nissan GT-R in the Nurburgring 24 Hour sports car endurance race, where it completed first in class and 30th overall.

More than just a trial of the Nissan GT-R's sturdiness and dependability under the most extraordinary conditions, the around-the-clock race was likewise a development test for key GT-R senior engineering staff members that were engaged in every phase of the venture from vehicle prep to pit stops to post-race teardown and analysis. The experience is assumed to have a long-ranging effect on the growth of the GT-R and the core development group.

With the entry into an actual 24-hour racing competition, Nissan GT-R's one-of-a-kind improvement process not only took an unbelievable step into another dimension, it did so under the eyes of 100,000-plus onlookers. The advancement of a super high performance vehicle requires testing your own limits as well as the car’s. This was the case at Nurburgring and it will definitely pay off in our GT-R clients' improved driving enjoyment.

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