An idea about the 2019 Nissan GT-R sedan sounds pretty promising. Getting a four door super car is not anything new, but it could be something completely new for the famous Japanese brand. Since the new GT-R has been confirmed and is probably coming within the upcoming year, why not also offer a sedan version which could have the same supercar properties as the base version. The idea does sound pretty prosperous and it has already attracted so much attention from the people which they are going to follow and claim pretty soon.
In 2014 there was a concept which Infiniti debuted called Q50 Eau Rogue. This was essentially supposed to be an Infiniti Q50 car with a GT-R engine under the hood. Immediately the project sounded as something we would get interested in but it never came to fruition as it was discontinued and they decided against it. After they finally gave it some thought it appears that this project sounds good when you actually think more about it.
Four door super cars and sedan versions already exist and there is a number of vehicles which the most powerful and important companies have already put into effect. Nissan needs to make haste and present their offer as soon as possible and it will make their value worth more on the market.
The latest news indicates that Nissan has given a go ahead to the sedan version of their GT-R and the only thing different is that it will probably come out under the Infiniti guise, which makes perfect sense if you ask me. We have put together a review about what could potentially be offered here. Since there still need to make a lot of decisions about it we are going to play a guessing game and see what a 2019 Nissan GT-R could look like?
2019 Nissan GT-R Sedan Exterior Details
Designing the 2019 Nissan GT-R sedan might not be as easy as you might think. All of you who thought that it would only take merely stretching the base GT-R model a little bit and adding to it a new set of doors, you could have not been more wrong. Although essentially this could be the easiest way to do it, it would at the same time be the worst way to approach this. They have also stated that they are not going to use the elements presented in the past Eau Rogue concept nor are they incorporating elements from the Q50.
In fact we are getting a completely new car with unique elements. Building a vehicle from the ground up is an advantage and doing so would give it an edge style wise. It will also make a lot of the audiences happy as we are not getting a rip off of any of the other cars currently available in the roster. So expect a car which boasts completely neat and new elements that might compete with all of your Lamborghinis and Mercedes cars of the world.
Improving the Inside
In order to make the 2019 Nissan GT-R sedan a competitive one, it needs to have a good interior design. With such a great performance, the interior of the GT-R model is usually overlooked. There are not a lot of discussions related on how comfortable the car is, but they just talk about how fast it can go. But once the model becomes a sedan the attention will need to be turned on more on the interior and the comfort of the inside. The competition is already doing a good job so in order to be competitive they need to think about how to improve and how to make the inside of the 2019 Nissan GT-R sedan car.
First of all, it is already certain that the car will have an Infiniti badge, which is already a step towards the right position that they are making. Secondly, they will need to make a unique design of the inside. The same way as the exterior will take its own elements the interior of the car should be designed on its own. The worst thing that they could do is to take the current cabin of the GT-R and just update it a bit in order to give it a new look. This is a sedan that we are talking about so comfort is key.
2019 Nissan GT-R Sedan Drivetrain Capability and Specs
The most fun part of the 2019 Nissan GT-R sedan comes with the part which is under the hood. There have been talks that Nissan has been sending some of their engineers so they could collaborate with other designers and produce the engine. One such thing is the report about them contacting the Williams F1 racing team. This is one piece of evidence which may tell us which direction they might need to take.
But it appears that they will use a hybrid powertrain and the choice currently remains on the hybrid, 3.0 liter V-6 engine which was used in the GT-R LM Nismo racer. Transferring this engine to the sedan would be a fun thing to do but do not expect the power of 1,250 hp to be transferred as well. We are looking at a more toned down version of the engine but one which could still be able to make 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds and a top speed of 186 mph.
2019 Nissan GT-R Sedan Prices
It is safe to assume that the 2019 Nissan GT-R sedan is going to be priced more than the GT-R version. It owes this to the offered comforts and all the bells and whistles that a sedan comes with. But what is also important here is that they need to watch the pricing so the car is competitive in the market. Other vehicles may offer just the same but for a lower price. So ramping up the price is not a good idea if the output is not enough to justify it. What they could do is to make a high output which would make the car a suitable model for the market regardless of the competition. The price for the coupe version is currently $103,000, so if they manage to keep it somewhere around $100,000 it could work for the buyers.
As we mentioned, the competition of the 2019 Nissan GT-R sedan is high and many car manufacturers already have their own unique styles and offers. The greatest competition is coming from models like BMW M5 and the Porsche Panamera Turbo.
The prospect of getting a 2019 Nissan GT-R sedan is a very good one and we are really excited to see it. But there is too much excitement about something which has still not been confirmed and it is not sure whether it will pay off in the first place. The GT-R is already a popular speedster and with the sedan version we are only going to get a super sedan which will have a lot of problems finding of the competition. What will certainly save the brand is the fact that they make such a good offer which will instantly make the sedan a success. Easier said than done, so let’s just wait and see what happens.