Posted Aug 28th 2012 4:30PM
All is not lost for the future of the Nissan GT-R, according to Inside line. As you may recall, the site recently reported that CEO Carlos Ghosn had yet to green-light the next-generation supercar despite the fact that the model is quickly approaching its sixth anniversary. Now, IL indicates a new version of the GT-R will show up in 2018. Before that, a significant refresh will bow in 2013 as a 2014 model. With substantially revised front and rear fascias and driveline changes, the model should serve as a suitable stop-gap between now and when the next-generation GT-R touches ground.
Originally, Nissan wanted to debut the new model in 2015, but postponed development when chief engineer Kazutoshi Mizuno left the company due to health concerns. Mizuno has now returned, and work has gotten underway once again. What will the new machine bring to the table? Nissan isn't saying a word beyond the fact that the company is keeping a keen eye on the upcoming Acura NSX. That may mean the 2018 GT-R will show up wielding a battery pack. Stay tuned.
In the meantime, click here to watch the evolution of the mighty GT-R.