2019 Nissan GT-R — Next Generation In Development

The latest reports said that the next generation of the Nissan’s powerful sports car, the Nissan GT-R, won’t be released as soon as it was expected. Reportedly, the coupe will be released sometime in 2018, but the first specimens are expected to be introduced during 2017. Of course, the current GT-R will be refreshed one more time until the completely new redesigned version is released. So, what do we know about the 2019 Nissan GT-R? Well, not much. It’s known that the exterior design won’t leave the recognizable feel, so the new generation will inherit the current generation’s rough appearance. However, the 2019 GT-R will suffer a total redesign, so the appearance is expected to be radically improved. Needless to say, all the other facets of this beautiful car will also be improved, so the GT-R’s performance and handling — the most important aspects of a sports car — are going to be noticeably better.

2019 Nissan GT-R Will Inherit General Style Of 2015 Nissan GT-R Rear View

Current GT-R Exterior

2019 Nissan GT-R Exterior Design Will Inherit Current Model’s Style

The manufacturer hasn’t started the exterior development yet. According to the statement that Mr. Shiro Nakamura, Nissan’s chief creative officer, gave to Autocar, the GT-R’s appearance is going to keep the traditional feel, but it will be interpreted in a new way. The 2019 Nissan GT-R will look more powerful, since it’s going to emphasize the current model’s aggressiveness. Although the general trend of the future car’s exterior design is to make the upcoming vehicles look elegant and powerful utilizing smooth curves and dynamic shapes, the 2019 GT-R will stay rough and assertive. This kind of approach could be a very interesting when the car hits the showrooms, since it could be really unique. The interior of the next generation will also be significantly improved.

2015 Nissan GT-R Interior

Current GT-R Interior

Drivetrain Development

The fact that they haven’t started the exterior development doesn’t mean that they aren’t doing anything. Other aspects of the car, such as the chassis or the drivetrain are currently developing. The 2019 Nissan GT-R will have standard rear-wheel drive, while all-wheel drive will be available as an option. Aside from the conventional gasoline version, the automaker is going to offer a hybrid version, too.

2019 Nissan GT-R Release

As we already said, the 2019 Nissan GT-R could be introduced during 2017, but the production version is expected to be released during 2018 as a 2019 model.

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