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2013 Nissan GT-R Hybrid: More Details Emerge

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.

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.

Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

Contact Peter Chubb: peter@product-reviews.net

He started out working in a factory and dreamed of the day when he could become his own boss; That happened back in 2002 and he has never looked back since. Things have changed so much on the Internet in that time, but he has adapted well.

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