Sporting models like the GT-R super-coupé will have a prominent place in Nissan’s future line-up, the company has confirmed — and it could even produce all-electric sports cars.
A revised version of the current GT-R with up to 530bhp on tap is expected to be confirmed before the end of this year.
But the next full generation has still to be signed off, according to sources in Japan — and that has prompted speculation that the car could be dropped as part of Nissan’s bid to reduce its range-wide fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
However, speaking exclusively to Autocar, the firm’s chief operating officer, Toshiyuki Shiga, said: “The GT-R is part of Nissan’s heritage. In fact, since Nissan started as a car company, it has been offering driving pleasure through sports cars.
"I can’t commit to any new products but, as far as we know, we are keeping this brand, these technologies, and trying to offer sporty cars. I am also thinking of electric vehicles as sporty cars,” he added.