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Next-Generation Nissan GT-R Could Be a Hybrid

Next-Generation Nissan GT-R Could Be a Hybrid

Dec 21 2012, 12:37pm CST | by

Nissan GT-R expected to live until 2017

Rumors are swirling in the car world that the Nissan GT-R will be around until as late as 2017. The river also says that Nissan recently gave the green light to a project to develop the next...

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Next-Generation Nissan GT-R Could Be a Hybrid

Dec 21 2012, 12:37pm CST | by

Nissan GT-R expected to live until 2017

Rumors are swirling in the car world that the Nissan GT-R will be around until as late as 2017. The river also says that Nissan recently gave the green light to a project to develop the next generation GT-R. The most significant changes in the redesign are expected to come in the style on the outside and the engine.

Motortrend reports that it expects the basic dimensions of the vehicle to remained the same with a greater focus put on downforce and high-speed stability. The cars also tipped to possibly get a hybrid powertrain.

There are number of sports cars market today that use a hybrid powertrain to help increase power when needed and save fuel when cruising. The hybrid engine would produce an estimated 600 hp, assuming it ends up being the system is fitted into the Infiniti Essence concept car.

 
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2015 Nissan 370Z Roadster: The Jalopnik Review

Sep 19 2014 1:30pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

When was the last time you thought about a Nissan 370Z? Sure, it came out a few years ago, but for some reason it seems like the vast majority of people would only answer with "never." It's a little, over-powered, rear-wheel drive monster, and you can get it with a folding roof. So I set out to fi ...
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Electric Pickup Truck, New Fiskers, Green-Car Sales, Diesel Hybrid Concept: Today's Car News

Sep 19 2014 10:35am CDT | Source: Diesel Reports

We've got a whole host of green-car stories for Friday, including a startling one-off electric pickup truck, news on the latest relaunch plans for the Fisker Karma, and some analysis of green car sales--are they rising or falling? All this and more on Green Car Reports. Imagine, if you will, an all-electric Nissan Leaf that's also a pickup ...
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Have Green-Car Sales Dropped This Year? Depends How You Define Them

Sep 19 2014 10:30am CDT | Source: Diesel Reports

The rise of modern plug-in electric cars and more-efficient internal-combustion vehicles are two results of legislation aimed at limiting the environmental impact of transportation. More fuel-efficient gasoline cars help lower greenhouse-emissions, but are they also lowering the sales of plug- ...
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World's First Nissan Leaf Electric Pickup Truck, For Shop Use Only

Sep 19 2014 9:00am CDT | Source: Green Car Reports

As the world's best-selling electric car, the Nissan Leaf has become many things to many people. Most of the many roles the Leaf adopts, however, don't involve cutting its roof off. Now Nissan has built the world's first Leaf pickup truck, which it uses as a shop vehicle at one of its U.S. test ...
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Nissan Leaf "Sparky"

Sep 19 2014 8:00am CDT | Source: Top Speed

Needing the right tool for the job often requires ingenuity. That’s exactly the case at Nissan’s Stanfield, Arizona proving grounds. The team of engineers needed a truck-like vehicle to haul test gear, but something that got great gas mileage around the 3,050-acre complex.Meet Sparky, the wild idea a few Nissan engineers cooked up while trying to solve the dilemma. The team started with a stock Nissan LEAF, the all-electric hatchback and comb ...
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Mitsubishi to supply pickup trucks to Fiat as of 2016

Sep 19 2014 7:56am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Fiat plans to co-operate with Japanese carmaker Mitsubishi on pickup trucks, enabling the Italian company to add to its lineup while conserving cash after merging with U.S. manufacturer Chrysler. Under a memo of understanding on the project, Mitsubishi will build as many as 170,000 trucks for Fiat over six years, with production beginning in the first quarter of 2016, Yuki Murata, a spokesman at the Tokyo-based company, said by phone. The mid-sized model w ...
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Nissan LMP1 Team To Be Based In U.S., Test American Drivers

Sep 19 2014 6:45am CDT | Source: Motor Authority

Next year, Nissan will enter the World Endurance Championship and compete alongside the likes of Audi, Porsche and Toyota with a new LMP1 hybrid race car. That means we’ll see Nissan return to top level racing at the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans, and it also means the Japanese automaker will be in need of some top talent to drive its new L ...
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Nissan 370Z Nismo Safety Car

Sep 19 2014 5:00am CDT | Source: Top Speed

We’ve seen a lot BMW-badged safety cars recently, including the M4 Coupe DTM safety car and the BMW i8 that paces the newly founded Formula E series. Needless to say, Munich’s vehicles are quite common with racing events, but IMSA is among the very few sanctioning bodies that prefer other marques. For this year’s Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge race at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, IMSA opted for the 2015 Nissan 370Z Nismo. The coupe, as you may remember, received an ...
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Toyota on top in difficult night conditions

Sep 19 2014 2:57am CDT | Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile

Toyota on top in difficult night conditions Free practice 2 of the 6 Hours of COTA Fri 19.09.14, 9:09AM After a delayed start due to heavy rain the cars had to cope with tricky track conditions under the floodlights.  The no8 Toyota TS040 of Anthony Davidson snatched the top spot at the chequered flag with a lap of 2m01.333, 1.56 ...
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Baja champ blazes trail through Ensenada with his Monster trophy truck

Sep 18 2014 7:02pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Motorsports, Truck, Videos, Off-Road, Racing Last year, former Baja 1000 champ BJ Baldwin and his trophy truck proved that they could save a women stranded in the desert in a broken down Nissan GT-R in a video called Recoil. For this year's sequel, he's turned the excitement way up. By combining high speed, huge jumps, women in bikinis, liberal use of slow-mo and staging everything in a unique location, the makers of Recoil 2 might have ...
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