Nissan Teases R32 Skyline GT-R Electric Concept [VIDEO]

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Japanese automaker Nissan has teased an electric concept is coming of its iconic R32 Skyline GT-R, which will be called the R32 EV.

According to the company’s website, a translation of the teaser announcement reads, “The R32 Skyline GT-R is a legendary car that continues to captivate many fans even 34 years after its debut. Nissan is now working on a concept model that will convert this R32 GT-R with the latest electric vehicle technology.”

“This challenge began with the idea of engineers who joined the company admiring the GT-R, thinking, “If we combine our favorite car with the best technology we have now, can’t we create a more exciting car for people around the world?” Please look forward to the birth of a new legend,” explains Nissan.

The company also shared a short video clip teaser:

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The Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R, produced by Japanese automaker Nissan between 1989 and 1994, is a high-performance sports car belonging to the renowned Skyline family that has been in production since 1957. The R32 GT-R is especially famous for its impressive performance and racing heritage.

Equipped with a 2.6-liter twin-turbocharged inline-six engine called the RB26DETT, the R32 GT-R generates approximately 276 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. The car features an advanced all-wheel-drive system, ATTESA E-TS, enhancing traction and handling. With its exceptional performance in motorsports, the R32 GT-R dominated various racing series, earning the nickname “Godzilla” for its track prowess.

Now considered a classic, the R32 GT-R is highly coveted by car enthusiasts and collectors for its performance, design, and historical importance in the realm of sports cars and racing.

We remember driving the Skyline GT-R in the game Gran Turismo on the original PlayStation. An electric version of this iconic car would be pretty awesome.