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We Might Get An Electric Nissan GT-R By 2030

The GT-R went into production in late 2007; it’s as old as dirt. In actuality, Godzilla’s design dates back to the 2001 unveiling of the Skyline GT-R concept. Even with its advanced age, the Japanese supercar saw a 584 percent increase in sales in the US in 2023. Nevertheless, a replacement for the R35 generation is desperately needed.

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Nissan made some vague mentions about a next-generation vehicle during the Japan Mobility Show in October of last year. With its incredible styling and 1,341 horsepower guarantee, this Hyper Force was the talk of Tokyo. It had all-wheel drive, butterfly doors, front and rear motors, and a pixelated GT-R logo. Now, the director of program design for the organization offers the intriguing idea has a chance of evolving into a production model by 2030.

Nissan Hyper Force concept

In a conversation with Autocar, Giovanny Arroba referred to the Hyper Force as a “daring but tangible dream to achieve by the end of the decade.” He continued by stating, “the shapes, proportion, and stance aren’t based on pure fantasy.” Regarding the feedback received by Nissan after the concept’s unveiling, opinions were mixed. Some suggested that the next supercar should retain a combustion engine, while others reacted “quite positively” to an all-electric setup.

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Previously, Nissan’s global product boss Ivan Espinosa revealed the plan is to wait for solid-state batteries to reach maturity before launching an electric GT-R. While the Hyper Force had a dual-motor setup, Espinosa didn’t rule out the possibly of cramming a third or even a fourth motor in the R36. He even briefly mentioned a hotter Nismo variant that would have a smaller battery to cut weight.

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Nissan has already said an EV with solid-state batteries will be launched in 2028. The company pledges double energy density and triple charging speed compared to lithium-ion batteries. According to David Moss, the firm’s vice president for R&D in Europe, these next-gen batteries will power an EV unrelated to any existing model, as an entirely new platform will be required. Additionally, Moss stated that solid-state batteries will enhance the feasibility of producing large SUVs and pickup trucks.

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