It’s no secret that Nissan is committed to having a high-performance future, with its iconic GT-R and Z sports cars to continue indefinitely.
In fact, it was Nissan president and CEO Makoto Uchida himself that was publicly adamant the brand didn’t move away from producing sports cars during last May's announcement regarding future model plans, which included the axing of at least 10.
Indeed, the GT-R and Z are here to stay, but their current R35 and 370Z iterations are getting on a bit, having both been on the market for more than a decade, so where to next?
Well, the R36 GT-R has been shrouded in mystery, although that hasn’t stopped the rumour mill from going into overdrive, particularly in regard to its anticipated electrification.
Conversely, the Z Proto kindly made its debut last September, generously previewing the next-generation Z model, which is widely expected to be called 400Z.
And thanks to a new report from Best Car Web, we now have a much better idea of exactly when the R36 GT-R and 400Z will be revealed. So, let’s recap what’s to come and when.
The timing of the R36 GT-R is no coincidence. (Image credit: Best Car Web)
According to Best Car Web, the R36 GT-R will make its long-awaited debut in November next year, with its timing no coincidence.
Japan’s CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Economy) standards are making producing the R35 GT-R more difficult due to its relatively high consumption, and with strict new local noise regulations due in 2022, it’s going to be more so.