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Nissan’s Bonkers New All-Electrical Idea Automotive Might Really Make It to the Highway

Nissan’s Bonkers New All-Electrical Idea Automotive Might Really Make It to the Highway

It appears that an all-electric Nissan GT-R really might be on its way.

One of the Japanese giant’s design directors, Giovanny Arroba, recently told Autocar that the company is interested in putting the Hyper Force concept into production. And the futuristic speed machine—which many have viewed as a preview of a battery-powered GT-R—could be here as soon as 2030.

The Hyper Force was one of the more buzzed-about concepts of last fall. The coupé made its debut at the Tokyo Mobility Show in October and was the talk of the convention thanks to its outrageous design. The car basically looked like a current-generation R35 GT-R dressed up in an exaggerated, razor-sharp metal body kit. It also happened to have a blurred-out logo that looked awful similar to the one worn by the Japanese supercar. The neon-lit interior, meanwhile, has a multi-layered dashboard that features a yoke-style steering wheel and several digital displays.

The Nissan Hyper Force concept

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Arroba didn’t explicitly state that the concept will be the next GT-R—although it is hard to imagine that it could be anything else—but his comments strongly suggest aspects of the vehicle’s head-turning look could carry over to production.

“The shapes, proportion and stance aren’t based on pure fantasy,” he told the British publication. “It’s quite daring but a tangible dream to achieve by the end of the decade.”

The Nissan Hyper Force concept's dashboard

Inside the Hyper Force

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The designer didn’t go into any mechanical or technical detail with Autocar, but the concept’s powertrain caused just as much of a stir in Tokyo. That’s because Nissan said the setup would be able to produce a monstrous 1,341 hp. If a production version can come anywhere near this output, the car won’t be losing its “Godzilla” nickname anytime soon. Nissan didn’t go into too much detail about the powertrain at the time but did say EV will have e-4ORCE all-wheel-drive, suggesting there will be at least one motor on each axle. It will also get its juice from a solid-state battery to keep weight down.

Nissan did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Robb Report on Friday.

If Arroba’s timeline is correct, we should learn more about a production Hyper Force, including if it is in fact the next-gen GT-R, soon. That company has already said it plans to launch solid-state batteries by 2028, so it might not be all that far-fetched.

Click here for more photos of the Nissan Hyper Force.

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Source: Robb Report

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