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1,341 HP Nissan Hyper Force Dives Into The GT-R’s Electric Future | Carscoops

This halo sports car concept that packs 1,000 kW represents the next evolution of the legendary GT-R nameplate in the electric age

October 27, 2023 at 17:30

Update: We’ve just updated our gallery with fresh live photos of the concept, hot off the auto show floor.

Nissan took the wraps off the Hyper Force, an all-electric sports car with 1,341 hp (1,000 kW) and a whole lot of GT-R DNA, although the company playfully refrains from directly mentioning it, you can see it everywhere, even in the pixelated illuminated badge.

The concept features Nissan’s e-4ORCE all-wheel control technology, lightweight construction, and a solid-state battery. It’s the finale of a weeks-long string of concept reveals from Nissan and it’s clearly the firework of the bunch.

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According to the automaker, this concept intends to appeal to racing enthusiasts and gamers alike. While Nissan doesn’t provide very deep details or specs about the Hyper Force, it was clear about a few key points. It benefits from “optimal weight balance” and light-weight carbon construction including carbon fiber wheels. It even features a pair of modes, GT for Grand Touring and R for racing (get it?).

Nissan president and CEO Makoto Uchida says that “All five concept cars showcased today are symbols of the future and embody our founding spirit of ‘daring to do what others don’t’. 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.”

The Hyper Force also gets a few super-futuristic features to help set it apart from the rest of the render-only concept crowd. That includes active aero in the form of canards, a front lip, a rear spoiler, and fender vents. Nissan even boasts a “newly developed plasma actuator” that suppresses air detachment to minimize inner-wheel lift during cornering.

A Gamers Interior

The cabin isn’t any less wild. An adaptive infotainment display looks like it’s straight out of a video game and it should. It was developed in partnership with Gran Turismo developer Polyphony Digital. In R mode, the Hyper Force brightens up the cabin with red ambient light, and panels on the dash extend toward the driver to provide vital racing data.

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In GT mode, many of those panels fade into the background, the cabin turns blue, and a much more simple set of displays does the heavy lifting. The driver still gets full access to climate controls, audio, suspension, and stabilizer settings.

When the car is parked, drivers can use a special helmet to compete in virtual racing experiences while using the real (if they ever become that) steering wheel and pedals. That’s not the only gamification in the Hyper Force though. Nissan combines skeleton visors and augmented reality in the car to project digital ghosts on circuits for drivers to attempt to keep up with or beat on track.

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The Next GT-R?

While Nissan isn’t saying anything about this being the future design language of the next-gen GT-R, it’s not NOT saying that either. In fact, there are a number of hints that it might indeed influence the next super sports car.

First of all, there’s no mistaking those tail lights as a signature of the ‘Godzilla’ dating back multiple generations. Secondly, that pixelated badge on the front sure is familiar. Finally, the company did acknowledge that the design pays “homage to Nissan’s high-performance cars.” We say bring it on if it means that the next GT-R will start with over 1,000 hp.

For our full coverage of the 2023 Japan Mobility Show, head to our dedicated news hub here.

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