No doubt a successor will soon greet us several years later, we pounce at any little opportunity we have to unearth and find out what’s next. In this case – a little snippet of what could be the Nissan GT-R R36.
Just recently, Nissan acknowledged that it will increase the number of hybrid models in its lineup, and what is the hint that makes us (and maybe the people from Autoblog and Car and Driver) think this could for Nissan’s performance flagship?
Not too long ago, we wrote in this blog about newer technologies replacing older ones and we assumed that technology will improve and one day replace turbocharging. This could be the case of the Nissan GT-R.
While hardcore fans will not approve of this, electric force induced motoring (yeah we just invented our own term) is probably where the future is headed to - and it has already started.
Look at the next generation of supercars - the McLaren P1, the LaFerrari, the Porsche 918 Spyder and the Acura NSX. Or the stillborn, but incredible Jaguar C-X75.
These cars represent engineering marvel and capabilities of two continents, four countries and four esteemed marques. Yet all of them have a common engineering principle – electric motors.
Besides, the engineering principle behind turbocharging and electric motors are the same – they inject a boost of power. Formula One believes Le Mans have demonstrated this. More than a performance enhancement, utilising electric motors could also mean lower emissions, better range, improved fuel economy and with heat and kinetic regeneration the R36 GT-R could achieve zero emissions mobility.
I don’t know about you folks, but as a guy who enjoys his sci-fi movies, gadgets and gizmos – I am pretty pumped up at the possibilities right now.