Report: Next-generation Nissan GT-R to hit the streets by 2013

2009 Nissan GT-R

According to a report by PistonHeads, Nissan is planning a model replacement cycle for the Nissan GT-R to hit streets by 2013.

Speaking with PistonHeads, Nissan’s VP of global product planning, Andy Palmer, said that Nissan is very committed to the GT-R program despite the global economic down turn and as consumers shift to more affordable vehicles.

“These are very hard times and, as you know, we have had to make cuts to many programmes,” Palmer told the GT-R team at the the Nissan Nurburgring Technical Center. “However, it is very important to Nissan that we remain able to offer a diverse range of vehicles from electric cars, to LCVs and the GT-R and we continue to fully support the work you are doing here.”

Palmer told PistonHeads that the next-generation GT-R will be more of an evolution of the current model and will retain its twin-turbocharged V6 an rear transaxle configuration.

“In that respect, it”s not going to be a massive one-off investment,” Palmer told the publictation. “It”s more a case of putting a bit of money into the programme every year, to make sure we keep the GT-R where it needs to be.”

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– By: Kap Shah

Source: PistonHeads