2013 Nissan GT-R Hybrid: More Details Emerge

 

By Posted 23 Dec 2009, 10:10

We know that Nissan have been talking about a new model for 2013, but would you believe us if we said that it would be a GT-R Hybrid. This vehicle is rumored to pump out a huge amount of power, but will offer great fuel-efficiency at the same time.

Autoblog has learned from Inside Line that the 2013 Nissan GT-R Hybrid will push out more than 600 horsepower, add to that a much lighter car and you are left with a vehicle that offers between 25-30mpg on the highway. For those of you who wonder where the GT-R gets its extra power from, we can tell you that it is a 160hp electric motor.

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Until now, the idea of a hybrid-powered Nissan GT-R has only been a rumor, but Inside Line believes that it is a real possibility now. It is thought that the new hybrid model will still use the current V6 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged engine, but will come with an electric motor for a performance boast.

The concept model shows that the 2013 Nissan GT-R Hybrid will be much lighter than the current model, but how can it with the extra weight from that electric motor and the batteries? We are sure that Nissan will be looking at all the numbers, making sure that the new model will be just as light while offering more power.

The price could be the real problem for Nissan though, as it is expected to start from $100,000. That is a lot of money to pay for something a little greener, Nissan needs to shave not just the weight but some money of price tag as well.