Wild Ass Rumor of the Day: Nissan Developing Four-Door GT-R

Robert Farago
by Robert Farago

In a world of wild ass rumors, the four door everyman’s supercar is King. Maybe. No matter how you look at it, you gotta wonder what these Nissan/Infiniti guys are thinking. Pistonheads says “Unconfirmed reports from Japan say Nissan engineers are actively evaluating a four door built on a stretched version of the GT-R platform, with a view to introducing a new flagship to the luxury Infiniti brand in 2011.” New flagship? So Infiniti GT-R sedan replaces the previous, now extinct Q-ship, slots above the M-people, pals around with the G-men and lives happily ever after? And if that’s not enough to make Infiniti a success in Europe, PH reckons the new GT-R car will be horsepower-deficient. “Sources suggest an output of around 420bp is on the cards, significantly down on the output of European super-saloon rivals. However, with the GT-R’s intelligent ATTESA-ETS AWD system and six-speed dual-clutch transaxle carried over, it will be interesting to see how the lack of outright muscle translates into track times – although Nissan insiders have apparently conceded that any Infiniti flagship will be tuned for luxury before ultimate performance.” Right, ’cause GT-R means luxury. Go figure.

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  • AllStingNoBling AllStingNoBling on Oct 27, 2008

    WhatTheHel. Best. Response. EVER. HAHAHAHAHHAA!!!!

  • BlueBrat BlueBrat on Oct 27, 2008

    Nissan already made a 4DSC.

  • JEC JEC on Oct 27, 2008

    Funny, the wild-ass-rumour of last month was that the Infiniti variant would be a 500+ hp (more super) supercar that would slot above the GTR as a competitor against the power-mad European brands. If you want a four door Skyline, you already have it. It's called the G35, and it's available with a stick and AWD or RWD. If it's not mad enough for you, wait another year or so and they'll slot the 3.7L into the four door for even more VQ lovin'. Maybe it would have 90 hp less than this proposed idea, but it will cost a fraction of what the GTR sedan would if it is actually built. Wait, the GTR sedan idea makes less and less sense as I think about this.

  • Michael Karesh Michael Karesh on Oct 27, 2008

    The 3.7 is slotting into the four-door as we speak--there's only a G37 for 2009. No more G35. And TTAC via TrueDelta is perhaps the only place where you can already configure one. Check the pricing link above.