QOTD: Should Nissan Keep the GT-R?

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

Today's QOTD is an easy one: We mentioned that Nissan might kill the GT-R.

So the question is: Should it?

Should Godzilla go goodbye? Is there some electrified supercar waiting in the wings? Or should Nissan keep it as long as internal-combustion engines exist?

If it does hang on, how should Nissan approach a future generation?

Sound off below.

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Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at Web2Carz.com. He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for About.com, CarFax, Vehix.com, High Gear Media, Torque News, FutureCar.com, Cars.com, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as AutoGuide.com, Off-Road.com, and HybridCars.com. He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • Analoggrotto Analoggrotto on Mar 12, 2024

    Wish they offered a lighter weight version in Rwd with a proper manual. Call it GT-2 or whatever. It's such a cool Japanese style design but I skipped trying it for it's overt digitalization which was ultimately a foreshadowing of what sportscars would become.

  • 1995 SC 1995 SC on Mar 12, 2024

    Does it make money for Nissan in any form?

  • 28-Cars-Later 28-Cars-Later on Mar 13, 2024

    This is a question?

  • Lorenzo Lorenzo on Mar 13, 2024

    If you believe in the halo car method of promotion, yes they should keep it. But back in olden times, the luxury models were the ones with the biggest engines and performance - think Duesenberg, the V-12 Packards, and the V-16 Cadillacs.

    Get rid of the muscle car body, but put the engine in a luxury model. Here in California, we plebes love to see luxury cars pulled over on the freeway by the CHP and ticketed for speeding or whatever. It's more fun than slowing down to gawk at an accident.