The forthcoming 2023 Nissan GT-R has to be one of the most eagerly awaited supercars in recent history. For quite some time, Nissan is developing a complete model overhaul for its flagship sports car. Looking back in time, the Skyline GT-R, which has long been an icon of Nissan’s sports car portfolio, is now in its third generation of models with the GT-R moniker, succeeding the first edition from 1969 to 1973 and the second generation which lasted from 1989 to 2002.
Some speculations are already written about the all-electric model, and even the hybrid powertrain is in the mix. Overall, we expect drastic changes, but we are still waiting to find out more official info about this supercar.
Nissan GT-R Redesign
This supercar’s next version will be elegant and beautiful. It will also have an environmentally friendly alternative. The new 2023 Nissan GT-R will have a sleek look and a strong engine. The latest design will also look more attractive than the present one.
The next-gen GT-R will be redesigned in the style of flamboyant vehicles. Nissan will deliver new exterior colors and new wheels. On top of that, we expect improved aerodynamics and some new exterior elements. No doubt, GT-R will remain one of the sportiest models out there.
To mirror the exterior design, the new 2023 Nissan GT-R will also host dramatic changes inside the cabin. The present model features straight lines to give it the sensation of a high-end sports car, but the next generation might add a futuristic touch by linking each part with curves.
The revamped cabin must also have current technology and safety features, as well as a virtual dashboard and the latest high-tech amenities. As we said, the new platform is slightly smaller, so cabin space will not improve at all. Nissan will deliver more comfortable seats with new upholstery and we also expect to see a new digital instrument panel.
Electric GT-R Rumors
The 2023 Nissan GT-R will be entirely electric, per source. On the other hand, some reports are saying it will be powered by a twin-turbo gasoline V6 engine. This engine will be extremely powerful. As for the rumored electric variant, it will have two electric motors. The GT-R will be able to achieve speeds of above 185 miles per hour.
The architecture will remain but it will be lighter than the previous one. It will also be slightly smaller. Many reports are predicting around 310 miles of driving range on a single charge. Lastly, this model will reportedly get around 600 horsepower and up to 700 lb-ft of torque, which is quite a lot. Of course, we are hoping to hear more details in the coming weeks.
2023 Nissan GT-R Price, Release Date
The price is impossible to predict at the moment, but the current model starts at $115,000. Therefore, we expect a slightly higher price, while the rumored all-electric GR-R will surely cost significantly more than that. The sales will begin in the first half of 2023, per the source.