The Nissan GT-R appears to be on the verge of retiring, especially after being removed from the European and Australian markets. Artists Roman Miah and Avante Design envision how the sports coupe could evolve in the future by looking to the vehicle’s past. Here’s a rendering of those imagining the future generation of the R36.
The front bears a strong resemblance to the boxy look of the R34 generation of the Skyline GT-R. The modern style includes a horizontal strip of LEDs on the outside of the headlights and on the lower fascia. The top grille is quite narrow, but there is a much larger inlet underneath.
The hood gets a rear-facing scoop, and there’s a NACA duct near the windshield. The overall shape goes down at the tip of the nose. The look is more similar to the current GT-R, rather than the flatter styling of the R34 model.
In the profile, you can see the similarities to the current GT-R. The sloping roofline, sharply wrinkled shoulder line and angular rear fender flares stem from this model. There is a subtle spoiler on the roof, and a high wing attached to the rear deck.
At the rear, circular taillights are a hallmark of the GT-R’s design. In this interpretation, there is no illumination in the middle, which makes them look a bit like exhaust outlets.
The current GT-R debuted for the 2009 model year in the US. Nissan is gradually upgrading the model by increasing the power output of the 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6. That figure starts at 480 horsepower and reaches 600 hp on the Nismo. The GT-R50 with limited speed has 710 hp.
Nissan said that another generation of the GT-R was happening, but the company did not indicate when the vehicle would arrive. Rumors suggest it’s either heavily electrified or a full EV. Everything else is a mystery. Not even a spy shot to speculate.
The name GT-R is an honorable name for the Nissan Skyline. The first arrived in 1969 using a 2.0-liter inline-six engine that produced 160 horsepower. While the nameplate wasn’t always part of the lineup, it made a splash every time the moniker came around again.