Want to make yourself feel old? Consider this fact. We are coming up quickly on five years since the R35 GT-R hit the market. With that in mind, there’s been a lot of speculation over what the future of the GT-R holds. At one point, there was even question over whether there would even be a follow-up to the current GT-R. This week Inside Line published a story with some info on the current state of GT-R development. Word is the current car will continue along with a significant update in 2013/14 , and then be followed by up an all new model for 2018.
2018 is still a long way off so there’s few details on what the next GT-R will bring to the table. What would you like to see from Nissan’s performance flagship? The same twin turbo V6? Twin turbo V8? Hybrid? Something completely different?
Source: Inside Line
I would like to see a front mounted v12 just like the v12 vantage, now that would be special.
i'd like if they leave the 4 tail lights.. i love just adore them!! *-* and leave the twin turbo v6 motor. make it with less weight. that's all for a perfect GT-R R36
i would like them to make multiple models of the next car. as in the normal gtr (r36 gtr), a single turbo rear wheel drive model (r36 gtt) and a family oriented 4 door with a compleetly different engin that is smaller and more fuel effisent and a rwd set up (er36) as they have done with many previous models
but i do realize that this is much more of a dream than something nissan would even consider to do again
vincentreed23 what if someone wants the nissan badge not infiniti dumbass?JamesChaulk im totally agreed to you
to all people talking about keep the heritage ...
Yes OO OO light in the back is a must ... and overall agressive style .. but maybe Nissan should make the car less massive like the R35, just take a look at a R32...
AND PLEASE PLEASE back to the inline 6 design ... v6 all good and peachy ... but the old RB that was heritage. constantly developed over decades .. please Nissan go back to the inline 6 design with 2 Turbos please
Hopefully twin turbo v8 and would be pretty sweet, but with all the hype around "hybrids" and this "ecoboost" stuff its a possibility theyll go that way
Keep the GTR heritage of the 6 cylinder twin turbo engine at least. 4 circle tail lights is a must. Aggressive styling since the R32 / R34 / R35 GTR must be kept.
Anyone else here interested more in the body style than in the engine? I find it likely that Nissan would keep the current V6, unless they are replacing the VQ/VR engine entirely (and it may be time for that, since the VQ has been in production for at least ten years). A smaller displacement is also conceivable for fuel economy reasons, even though it would hamper low-end torque.
More importantly, I think they should re-unite the next Skyline / G and GT-R body styles. Part of the appeal of the original Skyline GT-R for me has always been that Nissan turned an already capable sports coupe into an unbelievable racing machine, not that they designed one from a clean sheet. For me, Nissan's separation of the GT-R from the Skyline range could be compared to BMW hypothetically splitting the M3 from the more plain variants of the 3-series: it made each car a little less special.
Plus, it would be great if the R36 GT-R is a little bit smaller and lighter than the outgoing car, which moving to the same platform as the plain Skyline would provide. It would also enable a potential four-door variant.
About the "return the inline six" thing: Though there is nothing I would love more to see happen to the GT-R than the return of the I6 engine, it probably won't happen for the reasons other posters mentioned - and the RB26 returning after ten years is surely impossible (for emissions and manufacturing reasons, along with others).
We all held are breath until the GT-R (R35) came out, I am sure the R36 will be a couple years but worth the wait. I mean we got GT-R's running 1500HP now
Love it as it is but lets shake things up a bit....introduce different models a "poor man's" GTR if you will....a "base" RWD N/A V6 kinda like the one in the 350Z with cylinder deactivation for the tree huggers no nav no g-wiz meters etc hell even strip the power/luxury options...i know i know why not just buy a 350Z you retard...?!! Well if we were honest with ourselves we'd all buy an adffordable "GTR" IMO a "mid level" with more options and turbo's tossed in the mix but still RWD (prob sell like hot cakes...or you could just slap a Silvia badge on it =P) and then your top level GTR with all the goodies and 4WD....not gonna talk horsepower cause im sure it would be fast enough no matter the model anyway last but not least lets face it....its ugly as sin fix that and you got your self a winnah!!... =)
I think a small V8, maybe a 4.0 liter, is the way they'll go with higher boost, direct injection, much more carbon fiber and possibly a hybrid system.
Maybe the engine? , maybe the interior? , maybe the gearbox? ,body frame? . They can change whatever they want, but dont change the 4 round tail lights , thats when they know a SKYLINE in front of them is Speedhunting (Y)
There will be time when countries will have strict emission regulations. Hybrid, turbo, or maybe bio-fuel. But in Nissan I trust.
Agree, and biofuel is the way to go i think, its a more economical, more powerful fuel. and volvo and saab have proven day to day use with it years ago.
five years?! bloodly hell!! that gone quick!
i would like to see the SKYLINE name back and to keep those 4 round tail lights...other than that, id be happy!!
S16, high compression v6 right on the fire wall, as low as possible, manual transmission, thin ass sheet metal, carbon fiber. I'd say the current has asthma, so let's open it up and get it breathing better and exit straight. K.I.S.S. This would bring back the times of old and bring about birth of Drivers. It would truly be "The Real Car" that would inspire and draw awe that spawns future generations of us.
I think they should look at Audi's new V-6 mono turbo with the variably vein set up. OR a N/A V-8 with throttle body's and direct injection. That would be interesting to see what they can come up with. Either way until I win the lottery, I won't be seen driving one.
Most of the expectations or wishlists of many want the inline 6 back. Unfortunately, and to be pragmatic, the inline six is coming back, and I see a hybrid system most likely in the direction we're going in. Todays cars are now aimed at providing both efficiency and balance. That means a small displacement engine, and I dont see the Inline 6 returning as much as all of us want to have due to it being unpractical. Although BMW still stays with inline sixes, I dont see nissan going back to it. What I do see is the next gen GT-R having a smaller displacement V6, or even a V8, with a hybrid system, and pushing more boost through the turbos as well as lighter materiels in order to keep or enhance the performance figures. As for the manual H style shifter and dual-clutch, I see nissan most likely keeping the dual-clutch due to hybrid systems enter the formula to keep with the efficiency aspect. I would welcome the above changes, especially the hybrid system because at least nissan will be breaking some more ice as far as seeing hybrid performance cars.
Well didnt see any realistic answers to the future of the GTR So I going to give my 2 cents
I See Direct Injection, More Carbon Fiber in an effort to drop weight, Better Flowing Turbos Using lates BB Technology, Full Dry Sump Oiling for lower center of gravity, and slight styling ques to be a tad more sleek.
Overall Power will break 600 Mark and keep them at #1 for the 100k or Less Car Category...
@LiveFast Well said mate. I would love to see the GTR get lighter and a direct injection diesel would be different and a far greater alternative to a heavy hybrid system.
They sholdn't do anything - just look at the EU Honda Civic XI fail (tailights)
Don't touch it if it's working!
no way!! 5 years? wow it only seems like last year they put the GTR35 on sale :O and if they are going to bring a R36 out,hopefully, then either put a twin turbocharged V8 under the hood or put the RB26 under the GTR again, that would be awesome! and while youre at it, please PLEASE bring back the s-chassis nissan, im sure everyone on this blog would love to drive a S16 right? who agrees
I want a 3 litre reincarnation of the rb26! and i want a reincarnation of the s-chassis!
Problems with hybrid is , wieght. electric motors are quite heavy. But if they don't try the technology in something fast no one will push to make it better! I.e lighter. Sooo I think they got to do it. If they do they should do a GTR hybrid and just a normal GTR. Think of the mpg! Lol
I think the next GT-R is going to be a hybrid V6 twin-turbo 4WD whale. I think this solely because it's going to be the main competitor to the newer NSX.As much as I would love a inline 6 to come back I think almost every major car company is done with them. I'd love for someone to surprise me and bring it back though.
I'm just waiting for Nissan to make a Toyota 86/FR-S/BR-Z competitor. Nissan S16 anyone?
JosephMcKinney Nissan S16 as second daily? I would buy... and the S15 still as weekend car <3
JosephMcKinney Yes there have been lots of rumors about a reborn Silvia, or a next generation Z that is much ligher and smaller than the current one. Very excited about that!
They should get rid of the V6, and bring back the epic straight sixes that the Skylines had. An updated RB26 anyone? Hows that for nostalgic! :P
downsized V6 but more boost, KERS, even crazier 4WD-system and electronic chassis control.
dramatical weight loss.