There is speculation Nissan might be going all-electric with it’s Nissan GT-R. A new report penned by Nissan’s Chief Operating Officer Toshiyuki Shiga explains the radical idea and suggests the possibility of turning Nissan’s already heavily electronic sports car into a pure EV.
Shiga’s statements are rather sketchy with no suggestion of conforming the super-EV, but his considerations of fuel economy and carbon emissions together with the desire to keep the GT-R badge alive do make a mild implication. We have seen reports that the GT-R could go hybrid, so perhaps the leap to all electric isn’t as extreme as once thought.
Anything built with the GT-R badge with an all-electric powertrain is likely to be well into the $100,000 (U.S) plus bracket.
With the current GT-R still in the early planning stages of new enhancements in SpecM or “Egoist” guise, the next generation Nissan will be easily at least two years away. Which allocates time to make the move to pure electric drive, as well as look at the legislative requirements of tighter emissions requirements which will justify the move.