With much fanfare, the latest GT-R prototype was released at the 39th Tokyo Motor Show.
Based upon a Skyline-style coupe, the GT-R will be released to the North American market in
2007. While the full details have not been released, we can be sure the line will follow in the
footsteps of previous GT-R models. It will be a pure-bred Japanese performance car.
Technical specifications are still speculation at this point, but some strong assumptions
can be made. The car will utilize the ATESSA-ETS all-wheel-drive system along with all
the computer-controlled goodies we are used to in the current generation R34 GT-R. That is
pretty much a given. The main question seems to revolve around the motor itself.
From what we have heard, the GT-R will be powered by a VQ-Based 3.7 Liter motor,
will utilize twin Garrett turbochargers, a front-mount intercooler, and a 7sp
sequential grearbox. Estimated HP is expected in the 450 range.
Price for this beast is estimated in the $70k range.
NEW YORK (April 12, 2006) – Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. President and CEO Carlos Ghosn today announced that
the next generation of Nissan’s renowned GT-R performance car will be available in North
America and badged as a Nissan model, consistent with its global branding. The GT-R, which
was previewed in concept form as the GT-R PROTO (shown above), has not previously been
offered for sale in North America. The GT-R will debut in production form at the 2007 Tokyo
Motor Show. It is scheduled to go on sale in Japan in Fall 2007, followed by the U.S. and
Canada in Spring 2008. More details on the launch of the GT-R will be available at a later