Now well over a decade on the market, the Nissan GT-R is the oldest passenger car in Nissan’s lineup– second just to the Frontier among all the vehicles it provides in North America. And the supercar-killer will likely have to stick it out for a while longer. But ultimately, the Japanese automaker will have to phase it out, and hopefully replace it with a new one. If and when that happens, we hope it looks a little something like this.
A preferred pastime, it appears, among rendering artists, this newest projection of the future Godzilla originates from Enoch Gabriel Gonzales.
2021 Nissan GT-R Design
The budding automotive designer out of the Philippines has drawn some familiar cues from the present GT-R and other, more recent Nissan styles, and updated them for 2021. And to our eyes, at least, it looks quite spot-on.
We may have sliced the roofline down a bit (and raised the shoulder line) for a more hunkered-down greenhouse than this one that looks more like the 370Z’s, with its sloping taper. However, we dig the aggressive application of Nissan’s signature V-Motion grille, the angular and complex headlights, the protruding taillights (seemingly inspired by Italdesign’s GT-R50), and the total angularity of all of it.
We would not be shocked, in other words, if the next-gen Nissan flagship ended up looking a reasonable bit like this. But the larger concern is what might eventually lay under its hood.
2021 Nissan GT-R Engine
The existing model, introduced method back in 2007, loads a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6, sending out as much as 600 metric horsepower (in top Nismo specification) to all four wheels through a six-speed dual-clutch transmission. The days of such effective internal-combustion engines appear to be waning, however, so we’re expecting the next GT-R to integrate some way or another of electrification. That is, presuming the embattled Carlos Ghosn’s followers don’t axe the slow-selling model altogether.