New Nissan Skyline GT-R to go hybrid?
News has been announced that Nissan has just given the OK for it's innovators and engineers to begin working on a new hybrid version of their hit super car. Nissan is working hard to keep up with the hefty US and European C02 regulations and emissions.
This will be the 5th Version of the Skyline GT-R and is expected to debut by 2017. This is all in effort to boost MPG and meet or exceed the standards of emissions in both countries. The only worry is the obvious, if you're buying a Nissan GT-R, MPG's and Emissions is the last thing you care about. It's the raw power and extreme force of a twin-turboed launch mode that gets the socks rockin', will a hybrid be a killjoy?
It is said that at the moment, Nissan is leaning between two different options:
- The first being a full on, revamped traditional hybrid system
- The second being a set variety of generalized options, such as Turbo/Generator set up to save power along with a Cylinder Deactivation option.
A system to look much like Infinity's Essence Hybrid system sporting two clutches, an inverter and a Lithium-ion Battery.
The GT-R is what defines the new super car for all of us enthusiasts; something to which has big shows to fill while taking on some kind of a hybrid system.
How does this make you feel?