more info from best car japan. more of the same about the mild hybrid but it lays out a supposed time frame for the car and an indication of new body panels. underlying car will remain a R35
R35 GT-R is equipped with a mild hybrid with a big minor change!
The GT-R made its debut in 2007, more than 10 years ago, but after that, it has undergone many improvements and is still as fast as the world's strongest players.
However, it is still difficult to continue selling the GT-R as it is.
Nissan is expected to be able to meet the CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Economy) because it can prepare many electric vehicles, but there are also noise regulations that will be tightened after 2021. There were rumors that the R35 GT-R would end in 2022.
Because the basic design is good, the GT-R still retains its fighting power and charm. Some modifications are needed to the current 3.8L V6 twin-turbo system to continue.
That's where the 48V mild hybrid came to the fore.
The A-pillar and roofline are the same as the current model, but the impression of the front where not only the bumper but also the fender has been modified is significantly different from the current model (the image is the predicted CG by the best car editorial department)
Since the R35 GT-R has been aiming for the ultimate since its birth, it is difficult to make major improvements to the mechanical parts. It can be said that there is little room for improvement. That is why it is a mild hybrid.
The starter is directly connected to the engine as a high-power motor shared by the alternator, so-called "ISG", which supports the start when the resistance to start moving is large.
The output of the ISG motor is estimated to be about 20kW (about 27ps) and 250Nm (25.5kgm), but with the adoption of the 48V system, the motor assist will be at a level that can be experienced. Of course, fuel efficiency is also improved.
When is your debut?
According to the information currently available, the GT-R with the current pure gasoline engine will be replaced in 2022 when the sale ends. It will be sold for the next two years, and the GT-R will end in 2024.
I would like to expect the GT-R, which has a fresh look similar to that of a full model change, with the outer panel of the body also modified, and wait for its appearance.
For the pure internal combustion engine group, we recommend one special model that will appear next year prior to the appearance of this mild hybrid GT-R.
Although the GT-R's history is still going on, the model will appear under the name of "Final Edition", but the attention is on the engine.
It is a special made hand-assembled based on the GT3 machine, and the maximum output is said to be 720ps.