I think this might be true. Much cheaper for Nissan to tweak current chassis and engine with new sheet metal than going all new platform. Maybe add hybrid layer
Got the above info today as part of my daily news flash on my phone. Came here to see if there was more than the article disclosed, but it seems that Nissan is keeping this one behind curtains until they officially release the R36, which sounds like it WILL happen.from Autocar
The introduction of the next- generation ‘R36’ model is unlikely to bring much in the way of significant technical overhaul –although the introduction of a new platform could see it adopt a degree of electrification.
Speaking to Autocar about the future of the super sports car, Nissan CEO Makoto Uchida recently said: "We are looking at how we can do it electrified. It’s something that’s a really professional sports vehicle with no compromise. The Z is for someone like me who enjoys sports cars. The GT-R is a professional machine and we need to work it out for the future.”
He echoed earlier comments from Nissan design boss Alfonso Albaisa, who told Autocar in 2018 – when development work had already begun - that the ultimate priority is for the R36 to be “the fastest super-sports car in the world”.
He elaborated that this title could still theoretically be achieved without a hybrid system: “Whether we go to a lot of electrification or none at all, we can achieve a lot power-wise. But we’re definitely making a new platform, and our goal is clear: the GT-R has to be the quickest car of its kind. It has to own the track. And it has to play the advanced technology game. But that doesn’t mean it has to be electric.”
The development of the next GT-R is in progress.
There was a rumor that the engine, platform, etc. will remain the current R35 type, but the interior and exterior will be changed to make it a mild hybrid temporarily, but the latest information is that it will remain a gasoline turbo.
There was speculation that the GT-R would be discontinued due to the inability to comply with the noise regulations that will be tightened from this fall, but that is not the case.
It may disappear temporarily, but it will continue to be sold without losing its appeal.
Certainly there is noise regulation, but according to one development engineer, "It is possible to throttle the throttle for a moment only in the area corresponding to the measurement point and mute the sound."
Of course, the control is so unnoticed by the driver that many cars already have the device.
What is worrisome is how new it will be, but in that regard, the new Z is a good example.
Although it is essentially a skin change, the interior and exterior, as well as the engine and suspension, have all been redesigned to express newness.
The GT-R will also appeal the "new model" with this method.
The V6, 3.8L twin turbo, which still maintains the highest level in the world, has been powered up to 600ps, which is the same as the standard grade of NISMO (current model is 570ps).
If you make a Nismo version, of course, it will have specs that exceed 600ps.
The interior has also been redesigned. Introducing the latest model of the center screen, including the latest LCD meter panel like the new Z.
The seats and door trims are also equipped with sporty and high-quality items.
There is no clear information about the time of appearance, but I would like to expect it to be around next spring to summer next year.
There is no doubt that it will be popular only with the GT-R, which is the last pure engine car.