NISSAN'S NEW R36
Can a hybrid powertrain help the R36 GTR destory its competitors
Nissan has been teasing the new R36 since past 3 years. The current generation has been there for more than 11 years and its kind of fading away. The reason being on sale for more than a decade and the mark that the pervious generations have made on the car enthusiasts especially the JDM guys.
The R32 is a proper JDM of the 90s, the tuning capability of this car is outstanding. The stock car used to put out 276 hp, the value of this car is going up for which you can even have a R35, if a R32 costs as much as a used R35 you would go for R32. The more younger R33 is not many enthusiasts favorite but its still a GTR. This thing used to put out 301 hp and that engine used to SCREAM.
The R34 is loved by all, even if you are not into cars you know that R34 because of The Fast And The Furious and Initial D. It was in 2 Fast 2 Furious with blue and silver paint job with Paul walker at the wheel. And now the R35, in 2008 the Godzilla came at an impressive price tag and had eye watering performance. It was faster than the Porsche 911 turbo S, FASTER THAN A 911. Its neck bending 0-60 time was out of this world, the car was so fast that it was being compared to the Bugatti Veyron. As the years went by Godzilla started to fade away at a point that the mid-life face lift wasn’t good enough to stand against its competitor, the car had the numbers to stand against its competitors but there wasn’t that excitement of a new GTR. The Nismo version where very costly as well. R35 is in its end day which brings the question Where is the new GTR?
The new GTR is to expected with a hybrid powertrain, this engine is expected from the new Nissan Le Mans car. The hybrid system is going to work with turbo/twin turbo V6 engine, with a new suspension setup. R36 should have the performance to take on the Porsche 911 turbo S but it should be available at a much cheaper price point like of $150,000. 0-60 in under 2.7seconds ¼ mile time under 10.4 seconds.
The looks of the R36 are everywhere on the internet, the closets we have come is to the Nissan GTR50, this is a partnership between Italdesign and Nissan. GTR-50 has a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 producing 710 hp and 780 torque with 6 speed DCT. 2014 Nissan gran turismo is also car to take a look at. R36 is sure to have 4 seat layout, so I doubt the car is going to have a mid-engine layout.
The new R36 is to expected around the end of 2021. Let’s see what is it going to be like.