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Nissan teases electric GT-R!

If you’ve ever wondered what an electric Nissan GT-R might look like, feast your eyes on this - a new ‘Hyper Force’ concept that’s been revealed by the Japanese manufacturer.

In case you’re not familiar, the GT-R (below) was a track-devouring Nissan beast that was, sadly, withdrawn from the UK market last year, driven away by new noise regulations.

At the time, the GT-R bowed-out with power of 592 hp in ‘Nismo’ trim and could hit 62 mph from a standstill in well under 3.0 seconds.

This Hyper Force concept, however - which takes lots of its style cues from the GT-R - knocks its petrol-powered forerunner into a cocked hat and should be capable of reaching a cool 200 mph. 

It gets a ‘solid-state’ battery which has higher energy density than a typical lithium-ion battery deployed in most electric cars and is something we’re going to be seeing a lot more of in the coming years.

And that battery puts-out 1,000 kW of power - around 1,340 hp - to all four wheels using Nissan’s e-4ORCE system.

A lightweight body featuring high-strength carbon promises ‘enhanced cornering and exceptional handling on circuits and winding roads’, says Nissan.

The firm lets-on that the Hyper Force’s lines ‘pay homage to Nissan's high-performance cars’ - particularly the GT-R.

A company spokesperson says: “The exterior achieves high aerodynamic performance, which was developed together with the NISMO racing team, generating powerful downforce. The two-tiered aerodynamic structure under the front hood provides both strong downforce and high cooling performance. Meanwhile, the dual-level rear diffuser optimally controls airflow. The front winglets, front fender flip and both ends of the rear wing feature unique active aero functionality, while a newly developed plasma actuator suppresses air detachment to maximise grip and minimise inner-wheel lift during cornering. The lightweight forged carbon wheels aid aerodynamics and brake cooling.”

You get two driving modes - ‘R’ for racing and ‘GT’ for blatting across continents - and the driver interface changes colour according to which one you select.

The driver and front passenger seats are made of lightweight, highly rigid carbon fibre that allows comfortable long-distance driving, but which are also equipped with four-point seat belts.

An array of LIDAR sensors also allows for automated driving.

Our Nissan spokesperson adds: “With its eco-friendliness, electrifying performance, and cutting-edge safety equipment, this concept is Nissan's vision for a next-generation all-electric high-performance supercar.”

Here’s hoping we get to see it in the metal.

In the meantime, the most potent Nissan you can currently lease is the electric Nissan Ariya in ‘Evolve+’ trim, which packs a whopping 394 hp and can whip from 0-62mph in 5.1 seconds.

You can lease a Nissan Ariya with Select Car Leasing from £418 per month*.

*Prices include VAT. Credit is Subject to Status, Ts and Cs and Arrangement Fees apply. Excess mileage may apply. Stock levels and prices correct as of 25/10/23.

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Friday, 17/05/2024