As a result of Nissan's admission that it is working on an electrified R32 Skyline GT-R, there will be some debate.
R32 Skyline GT-R is being built by Nissan and It's Electric
According to the brief text that appears alongside the teaser video that follows, the one-of-a-kind prototype known as the "R32 EV" was the idea of an engineer who joined Nissan with a "longing for the GT-R."
This engineer is quoted as saying, "I want to build a more exciting car by adding the latest electrification technology that I am involved with to my favourite car."
Because the video shows the GT-R starting up and idling, it's not clear at this point whether the R32 EV project will simply electrify the Skyline's combustion engine to create a hybrid. Maybe it simply shows the beginning of this specific R32's excursion.
The R32 had a 2.6-liter twin-turbo straight-six with individual throttle bodies in its standard configuration. According to the frequently cited "gentleman's agreement," it produced a claimed 276 bhp right out of the box. In fact, it had more than 300 bhp and was designed to handle at least 500 bhp.
A very complicated all-wheel-drive system was used to transmit that engine, an unstable unit that was later tuned to produce many more hundreds of horsepower. The Australians gave this car the name "Godzilla" because it was so successful in motorsports that it became an icon.
This engineer continued, "We can create a car that people around the world will be more excited about by combining the car that I love the most with the technology that I think is the best." It'll positively make them talk. Stay tuned for more...