The legendary Nissan Skyline GT-R failed to avoid electrification

The legendary Nissan Skyline GT-R failed to avoid electrification

Japanese automaker Nissan has begun a makeover of the classic Skyline GT-R sports car that many associate with power, tuning, nitrous oxide and the movie 2 Fast 2 Furious. The project received the symbolic name Nissan R32 GT-R EV.

As part of the Nissan Skyline GT-R R32 electric prototype project, the company will use modern electrification technologies. The usual internal combustion engine and gearbox are being dismantled, and an electric motor with a traction battery will be installed instead. In the future, converting the Skyline GT-R to turnkey electric traction could become a commercial service. Nissan promised to share other technical details of the transformation on social networks.

For reference, the eighth generation Nissan Skyline GT-R with the R32 index, nicknamed “Godzilla”, debuted in May 1989. The car was equipped with a 2.6-liter twin-turbocharged RB26DETT engine developing 276 horsepower and 353 Nm of torque. The gasoline engine was accompanied by a five-speed manual gearbox and an all-wheel drive system.

The sports car was produced from 1989 to 1994 – during this time 43,937 Skyline GT-R R32 coupes rolled off the assembly line.

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