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The company is currently in very early phases of designing and engineering an all-new platform for the next-generation GT-R. They are still deciding the scale of electrification though. Nissan Design boss Alfonso Albaisa said that it “has to be its own special car”. Albaisa added that it will be “the fastest super sports car in the world” and retain a visual identity which is unique.
The new GT-R is still several years from production readiness and is likely to arrive early in the next decade. Albaisa said, “Whether we go to a lot of electrification or none at all, we can achieve a lot, power-wise,” he said. “But we are definitely making a new ‘platform’ and our goal is clear: GT-R has to be the quickest car of its kind. It has to ‘own’ the track. And it has to play the advanced technology game; but that doesn’t mean it has to be electric.”
“We simply have to reflect people’s dreams; and I think people dream that the next GT-R will be the hottest super sports car in the world. It’s an animal; it has to be imposing and excessive. Not in terms of its wings, but rather its visual mass, its presence and its audacity.” he added. “It doesn’t care what every other supercar in the world is doing; it simply says, ‘I’m a GT-R, I’m a brick, catch me.’ It’s the world’s fastest brick, really. And when I review sketches for the new car, I say that a lot: 'Less wing, more brick.'”