From what we're hearing, it sounds like Nissan will be applying the "Race on Sunday, sell on Monday" mantra when it comes to the next-generation Nissan GT-R.

The U.K.'s Top Gear magazine had a conversation with what it describes as the "brains behind Nissan's radical Le Mans prototype," and he let it be known that a derivation of the engine found in the race car will make its way to the road via the GT-R. This means we're talking about a twin-turbo six-cylinder. Considering the Le Mans car is a hybrid, this essentially serves as another confirmation that the GT-R will definitely be a hybrid.

As of now we have not spied any research and development cars. If I was a betting man, I'd guess that this race car will be the first step in the development of an all-new GT-R. Once this motor goes through a season of racing we'll probably see a mule pop up.

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...Speaking to, Ben Bowlby - the brains behind Nissan's radical Le Mans prototype - confirmed that a version of the twin-turbo V6 used to power the 1250bhp hybrid will feature in the GT-R.

"The 3.0-litre V6 is a sort of god-child of the true, road-going GT-R," Ben told TG. "It's a direct injection engine, and the combustion technology, and integration of turbo and intake system within the head design, is all very interesting and highly applicable to the road.

"If it was a crazy engine - super light with a short life - the reality is that it wouldn't be applicable. But it revs to the same as the road-going car - 6,500rpm - and is truly an early ancestor of what will be a future Nissan GT-R engine...

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