Electric Nissan GT-R with 1000kW a possibility by 2030 – report

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Nissan’s Hyper Force electric supercar concept is a step closer to going into production as the next-generation GT-R, according to an executive.

The Nissan Hyper Force concept unveiled at the Tokyo motor show – with GT-R-esque styling, and blurred GT-R badges – could go into production by the end of this decade.

Nissan programme design director Giovanny Arroba told the UK’s Autocar the concept’s “shapes, proportion and stance aren’t based on pure fantasy.”

“It’s quite daring but a tangible dream to achieve by the end of the decade,” the executive said.

It aligns with reports out of Japan claiming the next iteration of the GT-R – replacing today’s 17-year-old ‘R35’ V6 model – is due towards the end of the decade, with electric power thanks to next-generation solid-state battery technology.

The show car is a brutalist take on the GT-R’s shape – and it wears red and white GT-R badges which have been heavily blurred to hide its association with the iconic supercar.

The executive told Autocar Nissan is aware some GT-R fans are sceptical of an electric supercar: “Some [are] saying no to an [electric] supercar and saying we should do [petrol].”

If the Hyper Force concept does go into production as the new GT-R, it will replace the ‘R35’ model which has been on sale overseas since 2007, and in Australia between 2009 to 2021.

The Hyper Force concept is powered by a series of electric motors developing 1000kW combined – more than double the 441kW of today’s GT-R Nismo and its 3.8-litre twin-turbo petrol V6.

It benefits from Nissan e-4orce electric all-wheel-drive technology which can shift power to the wheel with the most grip for optimal performance.

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