Nissan Exec Says He’d “Love To” Build A Pure Electric Nissan GT-R
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.: