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Good News! Green light has been given for the R36 GT-R!

By FaezClutchless on 03 Sep 2012

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The recent report of Nissan had yet to approve the launch of a successor to the R35 GT-R might have disappointed certain people especially fans of the GT-R family. But it seems that Nissan has finally given the green light for the new car, the R36 GT-R, and has set a launch date for 2018.

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This new report would give the current R35 GT-R a ten year model lifespan and it ties in with the comments made by the R35ís chief engineer, Kazutoshi Mizuno, before he retired.

Mizuno has mentioned earlier this year the current car would evolve in the next five years and the R35ís involvement in the Nurburgring endurance race has verified the carís durability and reliability. This will help to ensure whatever upgrades Nissan is able to add to the car in the future.

Mizuno recently retired due to Nissanís mandatory retirement age of 60, though the expert engineer is expected to continue to aid GT-R development in a consulting role. Mizunoís retirement has slightly delayed the launch of the R36 despite Nissan assuring the car to be still in development.

The companyís engineers are waiting to see the performance of the upcoming Honda NSX, expected to feature a sophisticated hybrid system, which Honda has promised will lap the Nurburgring faster than the R35 GT-R. In the meantime, The R35 GT-R will continue to evolve. Nissan has planned a 2014 update of the car. The car will get newly styled bumper and lights, plus an upgraded powertrain.

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