I think it’s clear to see the cars climbing towards an rrp of £100k, I don’t think the brand is good enough to exceed this and if a new Gtr did come along would people buy it if it did?
A few tweaks here and there is good enough for the next 2 yrs, but then I think they need a game changer.
From my prospective I can just be grateful I’ve owned a few different variations of Godzilla over the last 6/7 yrs and enjoyed every minute. A windfall might put a nismo in my garage but for now I’ll keep dreaming.
Now doesn't seem to be the time to launch an R36 even if it existed, so agree this will be an R35 announcement. Copied this from a US forum, it seems somewhat believable on the R36 as it involves minimal investment:
"the big rumor out of Japan ( best car reporting this week) is the new GTR will come in 2023 with the same chassis and engine as the R35 but with a major exterior and interior overhaul and be sold as an all new model with no hybrid "
I have my doubts an R36 will materialise. Electric cars are already insanely fast so what would the USP be, and if it were developed as a hybrid, how long would that be viable for, given the rapid pace of regulatory change against ICE? Given the medium-term risks of any new model, a warmed-over R35 may be the most viable option, but where does that fit in a post Goshn world.
I wouldn't worry too much about whether it gets 600hp - you can probably make that nowadays on the latest models with a simple y-pipe and a decent map. It needs to have more power to be competitive in today's market if they ask north of £100k. Said it before many times, if Nissan wanted to do it, they could have (still could). The engine power output 14 years on is barely 100hp more than when launched and that's largely down to running more boost. Look at where other car makers have gone with their power outputs, miles better now than 14 years ago. Better to work on handling/aero to keep it still performing well and ageing gracefully - its still very good in those areas
I probably won't mod it and since the TE runs the same turbo setup as the Nismo it can easily have that car's 600hp map, perhaps it does already, who knows. It may all be moot as it looks like the standard car could be a TE and with potential for other spec changes. The JDM announcement is tomorrow so we soon will have a hint as to what the UK spec cars may be.