2017 Nissan GTR R36 hybrid Review

There have been some rumors of an all new 2017 Nissan GTR R36 hybrid hitting the streets. This is a big news if we consider the fact that the GTR is one of the most famous and popular cars to come out from Japan and is now being produced with a new hybrid powertrain. The popularity of the new NSX vehicle or the Lexus LF-A cannot be compared with this one as the fans are already being interested into getting the newly hybrid version of this model.

This model has started its fame in its home country and all over Asia and Australia, but has continued to both America and Europe as well. The level of anticipation is really hard to describe when you see how much the people are interested into getting this model. Just look at the comparisons with the highest in the class like the Porsche cars, the GTR always comes on top.

2017 Nissan GTR R36 hybrid front view

It has taken two generation of 911 Turbo models to get anywhere near what the Nissan GTR has to offer and they are still working on getting there as Nissan always comes up with something new which keeps it one step in front of each of the competition.

The new 2017 Nissan GTR R36 hybrid is still not official, but what has lead us to believe the car is going to be featured pretty soon is the fact that some spy photos have emerged and the news about the development of a new hybrid powerplant is already something which is circling the net. Put two and two together and you get a new vehicle in the making. We have prepared this review to find out the result of our research which shows all the latest information connected with this model. Keep reading to find out the specs and the potential release date for this model.

2017 Nissan GTR R36 hybrid side view, alloy wheels

2017 Nissan GTR R36 hybrid new design

The way how Nissan manages its updates is by placing doing it a bit under the skin and it appears that the 2017 Nissan GTR R36 hybrid is going to adopt the same type of changes. What they are calling this type of change is an Evo/Revo update which is similar to the way BMW is making its changes happen. The way this thing goes is when four year passes after the vehicle’s initial release there is alight facelift or an updated introduced which is not going to change things much except freshening the model. This is what is called an “Evolution.” Then after another period of four years, or eight in total after the initial release, comes the new chassis and some more serious changes are introduced. This is already the “Revolution” part of the change. If we consider this then the new model is it its Evolution part which is not only seen from the time period that has passed but is also based on the look and the spy photos of the car that were released as the model does not seem as if it is ready to hit the “Revolution” standards.

Judging based on the first photos that were released the front part or the nose is going to go through the most changes here. The hood is going to be positioned at a much lower height and there is going to be a more extreme expression of the boomerang headlamps that are going to combine for the overall look. The nose is thus meaner and the added visible-weave carbon-fiber forming in its lower part makes for a great nose job.

2017 Nissan GTR R36 hybrid side view

Beside the nose, the side view of the car is what is the most refined feature of the car. Compared to the current model, the new 2017 Nissan GTR R36 hybrid keeps the roofline lowered in a dramatic sense. But the blacked-out front fenders as well as the glasshouse  are going to be continued and are going to be transferred from the current version for the new. The window part is carved lower into the door frame but the rear three-quarter glass has an upward arc to it compared to the downward one from the previous car.

The tail side of the car has also adopted some new features. This part has a typical Evo style of updating and is the way the changes have been made here. The four exhaust pipes are going to remain positioned low for the car while the round brake lights are going to be placed around top corners of the trunk. There are some additional venting and aero details added to the back which are very visible and can be seen at the lower diffuser area. They can improve the stability of the car and add some downforce when driving it making the maneuvering also easier. The taillights are going to be changed, which is strange given the fact that the Nissan has always gone with the rounded ones that have became a standard for the vehicle.

2017 Nissan GTR R36 hybrid interior

There are not many indications on how the inside is going to look as the leaked photos about the interior so far. As we are in the Evolutionary stage, the interior is going to follow it as well. This means that the shape and size remains the same but the materials and some details are going to get updated. This is going to enhance the comfort and deal with some of the issues that model has had in the past but will not dramatically affect the inside of the car.

2017 Nissan GTR R36 hybrid powertrain

As it appears the new 2017 Nissan GTR R36 hybrid is going to come with the same type of a hybrid powertrain but will add more power. The update includes a KERS system which does its best to add around 250 more horsepower to the already impressive power level of the car. Thus the car is going to continue with the use of the same 3.8-liter V-6 engine which made580 horsepower and if we add the newly updated power we get a setup of more than 800 horsepower  in total. The exact specs are still not issued and we do not even have the measured EPA ratings as they are still kept a well preserved secret. More updates about the specs and the performance of the car will come soon.

2017 Nissan GTR R36 hybrid engine

Price and release date

Both the release date and the price for the 2017 Nissan GTR R36 hybrid are still a mystery. Since we are still in the testing stage based on the spy pictures, it is going to take a while for the model to come out. Next year is the most appropriate time and it may even take till the end of the year before we see this model in action. The price is also not disclosed but judging by the upgrades the engine may get, we are looking at an immensely higher price.