Next Nissan Gt - R Engine To Be Based On Le Mans Racer


Goodwood Festival Of Speed : Nissan 2020 Gran Turismo ConceptThe next-generation Nissan GT-R will likely be powered by a race-developed engine.
Rumors have been circulating about what will power the next GT-R, but the latest report says that the GT-R will turn to a version of the twin-turbo V6 that Nissan uses for its LMP1 race car.
The confirmation comes from Ben Bowlby, the mastermind behind the Japanese automaker’s Le Mans prototype that features a hybrid powertrain with 1,250 HP.

Bowlby pointed to the engine’s 6,500 RPM red line, which is the same as the current production car, saying that the current race engine “is truly an early ancestor of what will be a future Nissan GT-R engine.”

The engine is proving to be reliable in the LMP1 race car and motorsports has helped expedite the development of the powertrain. Nissan’s chief creative officer, Shiro Nakamura, has already confirmed that the next GT-R, which isn’t due to arrive until sometime in 2018 at the earliest, will be a hybrid. While we’re just receiving bits and pieces of the puzzle still, it appears that the next-generation GT-R will be a hybrid featuring a powertrain from a race car and will likely have styling from the 2020 Concept seen above
 

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