Whoa, just wait a minute it’s actually a concept rendering by resident artist in chief, X-Tomi, who says the current GT-R, which was launched in 2007, is getting old. Car’s like the GT-R have planned life-cycles of about 5-10 years with numerous updates in between.
Ever impatience X-Tomi has decided to render the next generation GT-R, its difficult to say if the the concept is accurate or not because Nissan keeps its cards face down on the table and reveals very little.
What we do know is that the second generation GT-R is scheduled to launch sometime in 2017. The front-engine, rear wheel drive setup will be retained along with four-wheel-drive on demand.
A hybrid powerplant is also in the works, in short the 2017 Nissan GT-R should be a mix of evolution with a hint of revolutionary urges. But what will it look like.
We can say it will not look like X-Tomi’s rendering because chief creative officer, Shiro Nakamura has said he is keen to retain the current models “boxy, functional” styling language.
Nakamura is also on record as saying the next gen GT-R will be influenced by the 2020 Vision Gran Turismo concept and not by X-Tomi’s rendering.