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Nissan Teases Skyline GT-R R32 EV Conversion Project

30 Mar 2023

Nissan has recently made an exciting announcement that has car enthusiasts buzzing with excitement. The automaker has teased a new project that involves converting their iconic Skyline GT-R R32 into an electric vehicle. While the project is still in its infancy, the mere prospect of an electric version of one of the most beloved sports cars in history has generated a lot of interest.

The Nissan Skyline GT-R R32

The Nissan Skyline GT-R R32

The Nissan Skyline GT-R R32 was first introduced in 1989, and it quickly gained a cult following thanks to its impressive performance and sleek design. With a twin-turbocharged 2.6-liter inline-six engine producing 276 horsepower, the R32 was a force to be reckoned with on both the track and the street. It was also one of the first cars to feature Nissan's advanced all-wheel-drive system, which helped to further cement its status as a performance icon.

Now, more than 30 years after the R32 was first introduced, Nissan is looking to give it a new lease on life with an electric conversion. The company has released a teaser video that shows a modified R32 driving through a parking lot, but the engine noise has been replaced with an electronic whine, indicating that the car has been fitted with an electric powertrain.

While the video doesn't reveal many details about the project, it's clear that Nissan is taking the conversion seriously. The car appears to have been extensively modified, with a new rear-mounted motor and battery pack replacing the original engine and transmission. The suspension and brakes also appear to have been upgraded to handle the additional weight of the electric components.

Excitement among fans of the original R32

Excitement among fans of the original R32

It's not clear when the electric Skyline GT-R R32 will be completed, or if Nissan plans to sell the converted cars to the public. However, the project has generated a lot of excitement among fans of the original R32, as well as those interested in the future of electric cars.

One of the benefits of an electric conversion is that it allows classic cars to continue to be driven and enjoyed without contributing to air pollution or climate change. It also offers the opportunity to modernize older cars with advanced features like regenerative braking and instant torque.

Of course, there are some purists who may balk at the idea of converting a classic sports car like the R32 into an electric vehicle. However, as the world transitions to cleaner, more sustainable forms of transportation, it's likely that we'll see more and more classic cars being converted to electric power.

Overall, the Nissan Skyline GT-R R32 EV conversion project is an exciting development for fans of classic cars and electric vehicles alike. While we don't yet know all the details about the project, it's clear that Nissan is committed to creating a high-performance electric car that pays homage to one of their most beloved models. We can't wait to see the finished product and get behind the wheel of this electric icon.

Wael Nakhle

BY Wael Nakhle

Wael is an automotive content writer specializes in creating written content for Motor 283. Producing a wide range of content, including blog posts, articles, product descriptions, reviews, and technical guides related to cars, trucks, motorcycles, and other vehicles, with an unprecedented passion for cars, and motorcycles.

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