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Nissan GT-R future is in doubt

By FaezClutchless on 30 Jul 2012

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When Nissan launched the R35 GT-R around five years ago, it was a big achievement for the Japanese firm and also for the people who was involved in its development. This is a car that is able to outperform many other exotic supercars that costs much more.

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The R35 GT-R could sit four adults (although the rear seats are a little cramp), drives and looks great. Generally, the car has what many are looking for; performance and practicality. And ever since its release, Nissan has given the R35 GT-R several updates to make it relevant with its rivals. But, what about a new model?

There have been some plans stating that the company wishes to release a successor for the R35 GT-R in the near future. But latest rumours suggest that those plans might have to wait as Nissan CEO, Carlos Ghosn, has yet to approve the next GT-R.

Although Ghosn was one of the key supporters of the current R35 GT-R, there might be a possibility that the next GT-R may never be approved. Some of the reasons given were Nissan’s current focus on environmentally friendly electric cars, stricter emissions regulations and sales of the current model starting to slow.

The company managed to sell close to 6000 units of the R35 GT-R in the United States and so far this year, the company managed to sell only 583 units. Another key indication that there might not be a next-gen GT-R is that the car’s chief engineer, Kazutoshi Mizuno (pictured above), has retired. As of now, Nissan has yet to confirm or comment on this rumoured report.

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I_RIDE_DEEP Jul 31 2012 12:33 PM
If this was true, this would be a very very sad for the GTR fanboys.
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