16 years ago, Nissan introduced the GT-R R35 production model at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show. Rebranded for 2023 as the Japan Mobility Show, the event hosts the world premiere of a concept that may or may not provide a window into the future of the venerable Godzilla. Meet Hyper Force, a spectacular EV with ultra-aggressive styling featuring a large rear wing and butterfly doors.
For the sake of accuracy, Nissan doesn’t explicitly say the all-electric concept is an R36 preview, but the silhouette and quad round taillights are telltale signs the Hyper Force has GT-R DNA written all over it. As a matter of fact, the white and red illuminated blocks at the front are a dead giveaway we’re dealing with a futuristic interpretation of Nissan’s flagship sports car. From afar, those pixels look like an intentionally blurred-out GT-R logo.
The dramatically styled body has canards and electrically operated vents in the front fenders while the rear hosts a huge wing likely visible from the moon. Those doors facing the sky are massive, as is the rear diffuser keeping the Hyper Force glued to the road. Riding on forged carbon wheels, the Hyper Force looks straight out of Gundam, and if a production version is planned as the next GT-R, we reckon it will be significantly toned down.
As for the interior, it feels like you’re sitting inside a PC gaming case with an abundance of LEDs. Because Nissan has envisioned the concept as a track-focused machine (hence the windscreen wiper in the middle of the windscreen), it eschews the round steering wheel in favor of a racing wheel.
The driver and passenger sit on angular seats with excellent lateral support and what looks like a carbon fiber shell. As if we needed more proof this is a GT-R in disguise, Nissan has fitted the Hyper Force with two driving modes: R (racing) and GT (grand touring). Pretty obvious, right?
The Hyper Force is touted as having solid-state batteries and 1,000 kilowatts, which works out to a colossal 1,341 horsepower. Nissan mentions the electric supercar boasts the company’s e-4ORCE system, which is marketing jargon for all-wheel drive courtesy of front and rear motors. Other specs have yet to be announced, albeit the head-up display shows 320 km/h (nearly 200 mph) in one of the adjacent official images.
Your guess is as good as ours as to when the R36 will hit the streets. The R35 before it took six years from the moment the initial concept was introduced (in 2001) until the subsequent production model arrived in 2007.
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