48-volt GT-R R36 and 530kW GT-R R35 Final Edition both due in late 2022, according to Japanese media.
A new Nissan GT-R could arrive towards the end of 2022 with 48-volt mild-hybrid power, according to overseas reports.
Japan’s Best Car claims strict CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Economy) standards and noise regulations set to be introduced in Japan in 2021 will make Nissan’s current R35-generation GT-R increasingly difficult to sell in its existing 12L/100km non-electrified guise – forcing the brand to switch to ‘hybrid’ power.
The publication claims the new model – set to be unveiled towards the end of 2022, likely codenamed R36 – will pair a version of the current GT-R’s 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V6 with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system, comprising an integrated starter-generator unit, a compact lithium-ion battery and a small electric motor.
The addition of the…