Bonkers Nissan GTR render hints at the future we all want
The Nissan GTR came out here in the US in 2009. It was the first Nissan GTR we ever had the chance of buying new and it has become a legendary supercar killer just as it had in Japanese lore. The design was likely 3-4 years old by the time it hit US streets, making the current design nearly 15 years old.
People have been asking for a redesign of the GTR for many years and render artist Rain Prisk decided to have a go recently.
Prisk was riffing on the staggeringly gorgeous GT R50 by design firm Italdesign. Nissan recently announced that production will soon begin on the ultimate GTR, but Prisk took it a step further and imagined the GT R50 as a mid-engined supercar (see: article hero image).
Prisk said: "Quickly tried to turn the stunning GT-R50 into a mid engined supercar. What would you think if Nissan makes the next generation GTR a mid-engined car?"
The question is a very intriguing one. With many high end supercars being mid-engined, and the new C8 Corvette going with the MR layout, will the GTR follow suit to keep pace? The current GTR is known as the supercar slayer. Godzilla in the metal flesh. But does it need a mid-ship engine? Will the GTR purists accept this?
I for one can see it, but who knows at this point. We've heard that Nissan is working on a new GTR as well as a new 370Z, but haven't been given any potential time frame for either cars release.