Godzilla to stay pure

Herald Sun - Motoring - - Onroad -

GODZILLA will re­main a fire-breath­ing, petrol-pow­ered mon­ster into the fore­see­able fu­ture.

Nis­san says it has no plans for a hy­brid per­for­mance GT-R to tackle Porsche’s 918 Spy­der.

Andy Palmer says GT-R buy­ers want and ex­pect their cars to be petrol per­for­mance ma­chines.

‘‘It’s not re­ally some­thing we’d con­sider,’’ he says. ‘‘In the GT-R our cus­tomers are look­ing for per­for­mance.’’

Palmer says a hy­brid would add too much weight.

‘‘The GT-R is aimed at one par­tic­u­larly type of cus­tomer — the en­thu­si­ast — and they don’t want com­pro­mise,’’ he says.

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