The Z and GT-R are to Nissan what the Camaro and Corvette are to Chevrolet, what the Boxster and 911 are to Porsche - iconic models, products that characterize the brand and define its DNA.
The idea of seeing them go electric does not please everyone. However, it seems inevitable and the company confirmed to Top Gear magazine that there will be a major change at some point and that both cars will eventually shed their combustion engines.
That's not going to happen anytime soon, though, because Nissan says it is simply not technologically ready to make the transition yet. Meaning that, with current technology, Nissan feels it can’t yet replicate the DNA of those models with electrification.
“At present, when we do all the simulations to the electrification on these cars, we don't find the right technology to define what is 'Z' and what is 'GT-R'. And at the end, these two are not cars, these are our culture.”