Report: The next-generation Nissan GT-R could feature an engine from the GT-R LM NISMO

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.”

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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.

Source: TopGear

Chris Chin

Chris Chin is the Editor-In-Chief of egmCarTech and is a regular contributor to Automobile Magazine.

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