It has been 16 years since the production version of the Nissan GT-R R35 made its debut at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show. With minor changes now and then, the R35-generation Godzilla has managed to stay in production for more than one and a half decades, bravely battling it out with the latest and greatest sports cars on sale today. While nobody still knows when will the replacement for the legendary Japanese sports car arrive, Nissan might have just previewed its future with a new concept car. What you’re looking at is the Nissan Hyper Force, an all-electric sports car with a design that looks like an ultra-aggressive iteration of the GT-R R35. While the Japanese automaker has playfully refrained from claiming the concept to be a preview of the R36, the GT-R DNA clearly written all over it.
Starting with the aesthetics of the Hyper Force concept, the overall design is clearly inspired by the Godzilla and it includes plenty of design elements that will remind you of the all-wheel-drive sports car. The four round taillights and the pixelated logo up front are dead giveaways. However, the electric sports car concept features an aggressive bodywork with active fins and vents along with a massive fixed rear wing – something we almost never see in EVs. Nissan says the Hyper Force benefits from “optimal weight balance” and lightweight carbon construction. Even the aerodynamic wheels are crafted out of carbon fiber.
On the inside, the Hyper Force’s cabin looks like a futuristic amalgamation of a race car and a gaming rig. The interior of the concept is covered with color-changing LED lights and lots of screens. Judging by the pictures, the cabin gets racing seats for both the passenger and the driver, which appear to feature lightweight carbon shells.
Instead of a traditional round steering wheel, the Hyper Force is fitted with a yoke-style steering with a digital display in the center. Another detail we noticed in the promotional video is that the head-up display shows 320 km/h (about 200 mph), which could be its top speed.
Nissan has chosen not to reveal the majority of the specs and details of the concept. All it said is that the electric sports car is equipped with a solid-state battery and the company’s e-4ORCE all-wheel control technology. Its front and rear motors are capable of producing 1,000 kilowatts, which translates to 1,341 horsepower.
Nissan president and CEO Makoto Uchida said: “We have advanced our EV innovations, moving beyond mobility to create a more sustainable world. The EVs symbolize our future of creating a cleaner, safer, and more inclusive world for everybody without compromising on passions and dreams. Through the power of innovation, Nissan is creating a future where everyone can enjoy the excitement of mobility.”