News has been pouring in about the new GT-R sedan version to carry an Infiniti badge previously teased as the Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge concept. Reports from motoring.com.au suggest that development of the next generation Nissan GT-R is already under way and it will carry a hybrid power-train, while offering both a coupe and a sedan version to the public all of which are making their way in 2018.
The report basically says that the GT-R 2 door version will fall under the Nissan brand and the 4 door high-performance sedan will be badged as an Infiniti, much like the Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge concept car which was unveiled in the Geneva auto show last year – it took the 3.8 Liter V-6 Twin turbo with the 7-speed automatic and the all-wheel drive of the current model GT-R.
But for 2018, the GT-R power-train will indeed feature some of the unconventional front-drive GT-R LM Nismo Le Mans race car tech. Word is; a hybrid power-train that includes a 3.0-liter turbocharged V-6 which would be developed globally across Nissan offices around the world including the U.S. based team and the Eurpoean Nismo team in collaboration with Williams Advanced Engineering.