Nissan announced in March that they’re going to turn a old-model Skyline GT-R (named R32) into an electric car. Last week, they released a video of the car – it was Gunmetal Gray and fairly clean. The project is called R32 EV!
Nissan shared the idea of a project that came from one of their engineers. He had joined Nissan looking to make his dream car, the GT-R, even better using new electric technology. His wish was “to build an exciting car by adding the latest electric power”.
The R32 was made between 1989 and 1994, and has the special RB26DETT 2.6-liter turbocharged 6 engine. It can generate more power than its 276-horsepower rating, which different automobile companies had agreed to stick with so that limits can be set.
Nissan is planning to make a new car, called the R36, to replace their current GT-R model, the R35. The R35 was recently updated for this year so its successor will not be ready until a few years later. It’s still unknown if the current EV project of the company, known as the R32 EV, will have something to do with the upcoming new car.
Nissan is thinking about offering a special version of the R32 GT-R, which includes a full electric motor instead of the original gas engine. This would make it an Electric Vehicle (EV). Nissan already offers parts to help keep older GT-Rs running and even offers a service that rebuilds them from scratch. Other car brands like Ford, Mini, and Volkswagen have done something similar.