One of the many signature highlights of the Nissan GT-R is its epic, hand-built, twin-turbo V6 engine, that’s built in a hermetically sealed laboratory and assembly to avoid any outside contaminants from compromising the build. And it’s built by only a very select and skilled few, or “takumi” as they’re called, which is Japanese for “artisan.”
The ultimate result from that is that every GT-R that leaves the factory has a completely different power rating than the one before or after it, due to this hand-built process.
If that’s not intense enough for you, Top Gear in the UK reports the next-gen GT-R could gain a new motor from the GT-R LM NISMO, according to Nissan’s LMP1 technical director, Ben Bowley.
Bowley wasn’t specific, but he did say that the GT-R LM NISMO’s 3.0L V6 can provide a good starting point for the road-going GT-R, given that it already has an integrated turbo and intake system, direct-injection, and more.
The next GT-R is expected to arrive by the end of this decade, sporting a new hybridized powertrain with styling inspired by the 2020 Visions Gran Turismo Concept.