Godzilla to stay pure
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.