The Nissan GT-R is a full fledged supercar in its’ own right. If you’ve been to one of our events you know how aggressively it takes to the track, and how it’s able to eat Ferrari’s for breakfast and Lamborghini’s for lunch.
Now there’s even more to be excited about. The Nissan GT-R chief engineer Kinishi Tanuma releaved that their next generation of the Nissan GT-R will be produced in higher volumes than today’s car. Nissan having sold 1188 GT-Rs last year, and already another 952 this year, plan to increase production and offer higher levels of quality and more electronic gadgets for the daily driver while maintaining those characteristics that deem the GT-R as “Godzilla.”
Tanuma says that the production process will remain the same, however one factor preventing the increase of production is the GT-Rs hand built engine. The 3.8-liter V6 is solely built by four Nissan Master Craftsmen currently. A fifth builder is currently being trained in a method called “takumi,” a process that is required to be eligible to build the engine.
Since 2007 the Nissan GT-R has seen nearly every upgrade possible to its’ powertrain, always becoming better and better. Increased production is something new that Tanuma want’s to work on in the coming year, but not at the expense of sacrificing quality and precision. All of this is set to build up the excitement of the GT-R Nismo edition, which is expected to be released at the Tokyo Motor Show starting November 22nd.