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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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What you missed on 7.31.14

Jul 31 2014 6:42pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Hybrid, Etc., Crossover, Porsche, Toyota Our controversial automotive beliefs Everyone's got an opinion, and some of ours are more unfavorable than others. Whether its one staffer's pro-vote for the Smart Fortwo, or another's dislike of a certain Hellcat-powered Challenger, these not-so-popular beliefs are often kept off the pages of Autoblog. Until now. Read our confessions, here. Quick Spin: 2015 Po ...
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Infiniti to get Leaf-based electric sedan after all

Jul 31 2014 4:55pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Sedan, Crossover, Hatchback, Infiniti, Electric, Luxury Infiniti suffered a huge blow a few weeks ago when CEO Johan de Nysschen jumped ship after two years on the job to take the helm at Cadillac. As boss, he spearheaded change within the Japanese luxury brand and was among the biggest champions of the Q50 Eau Rouge. However, the company is far from sunk. Plans put in place prior to de Nysschen leaving are still on the table, according to Niss ...
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Poisoning the Well: Watch Bret Michaels Croon Nissan Commercial Vehicles to Try to Make You Love One

Jul 31 2014 4:16pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Foisting a hollow, played-out old workhorse on an unsuspecting public is hard work—just ask Bret Michaels’s publicist. Sharing a common challenge, Nissan decided that there could be no better guy to shill its ungainly NV commercial vans than Poison frontman Bret Michaels. It is every bit as random as you’d believe it could be, but the mash-up works.  2013 Nissan NV200 Cargo Van First Drive: Squared Off and Ready for Business 2012 Nissan NV2500 SV High Roof ...
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Hyundai readying Juke rival with 'edgy, dynamic styling' for 2017

Jul 31 2014 4:08pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Crossover, Hyundai, Design/Style Love it or hate it, the Nissan Juke has drawn attention to itself and to its maker. Little wonder, then, that Hyundai wants to follow a similar formula. According to our compatriots over at Edmunds, Hyundai has a whole raft of new products in the works - as you'd expect from the world's fourth-largest automaker - including replacements for the curr ...
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2014 Chevrolet Spark CVT Tested: Quietly Picking Up the Pace

Jul 31 2014 3:51pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Although automakers such as Honda and Nissan have made significant strides in quelling the continuously variable transmission’s more annoying aspects—a tendency to cause engine drone droning and a disconnected sensation between said engine and the drive wheels—we’re still generally unimpressed with the technology. And we find in most cases that the promised real-world fuel economy promised by of CVTs doesn’t translate to the real world. But we can get beh ...
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Autoblog editors come clean about their controversial automotive beliefs

Jul 31 2014 2:08pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Etc., Dodge, Mazda, Smart, Subaru, Toyota, Electric, Diesel We all have controversial opinions. Be it whether you think the Nissan Juke is actually pretty attractive, manual transmissions aren't always better, or you honestly didn't hate the Pontiac Aztek, we all harbor some persuasion, be it big or small, for which we catch copious flak upon expression. In recognizing that all of us here at ...
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Why Q is the new G: Inside Infiniti’s new naming convention

Jul 31 2014 1:48pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Many will remember that Infiniti’s parent company, Nissan, pulled off one of the largest successful name changes ever when it shed the “Datsun” moniker in North America. Infiniti is undergoing a much smaller but still important change and we spoke to Michael Kopke, Senior Manager and Chief Marketing Manager at Infiniti Canada, to clarify why the company is renaming some of its most well-known models. Ko ...
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2015 Nissan Navara hints at the future for Nissan Frontier

Jul 31 2014 12:51pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Nissan’s Frontier is long over-due for a refresh. The basic design debuted 10 years ago in 2004 and though it only has one competitor, the Toyota Tacoma, sales have been rather slow. But according to The Truth About Cars, Nissan released photos that show the 2015 Nissan Navara which is what the Frontier is sold as for other global markets and hopefully these pictures hint at a refresh soon. Mechanical details are scarce and there’s no ...
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New Nissan Frontier May Be Postponed To 2018, Based On Navara After All

Jul 31 2014 11:56am CDT | Source: Jalopnik

Rumor has it that Nissan has binned their plan to build an all-new mini-truck for the US market on an old Frontier platform , intimidated by the complication of bringing it up to modern safety standards. We might get a Navara-based truck after all, but ...
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Shane is a self described car aficionado. He loves muscle cars, but also knows how green cars work. He has years of experience in testing cars and writes about cars with deeply felt emotions.

 

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