NISSAN CONCEPT 2020 Vision Gran Turismo emerged from styling study among Nissan's global pool of young designers.
Nissan's European EV Director Gareth Dunsmore revealed to TopGear that he would love to see a performance electric car.
Whether the Japanese company will introduce a plug-in Godzilla is unknown at this time, but the Nissan GT-R sure would be perfect material for electrification, including some design style from 2020 Vision Gran Turismo.
Gareth Dunsmore told TG:
“The rate of change over the last five years has been phenomenal. We can’t build an electric GT-R today. But do I want to? I’d love to. Will we be able to do that in the future? I can’t see a technical reason why we wouldn’t be able to implement electric vehicle technology in something like a performance vehicle.”
“It would be a phenomenal place to go,” he said of an electrified GT-R. “But we’d need to do these things with credibility, take our expertise and know-how and make sure if we go to that step, it’s world beating, as the GT-R is today. It needs to be a world beater.”
Nissan already experimented with racing plug-ins, so the automaker has experience in the area of high-performance electric cars.:
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