Nissan Skyline GT-R R32 EV: Godzilla as an electric restomod

Nissan Skyline GT-R R32 EV: Godzilla as an electric restomod

The Japanese are announcing an impressive electric conversion of the legendary Skyline GT-R under the project name R32 EV.

Electromobility is also an important topic for the Japanese car manufacturer Nissan. It is not only time to look to the future, but also to look back in the direction of electromobility. Accordingly, Nissan announces via Twitter that it will convert the R32 Skyline GT-R to an electric drive. The plan for this project came from an engineer who is developing new electric drives at Nissan and would like to combine his dream car – the GT-R R32 – with them.

So far, however, there has been little more than a short teaser video showing the rear view of the R32 and also giving the sound of the 2.6 liter inline six cylinder. If Nissan wants to stay true to the original driving concept, all-wheel drive is considered a given. So the electric conversion will have to carry at least two electric motors – one on each axle. The batteries should be in the trunk, under the front hood, in the rear seat area or in the central tunnel. More details on the project will follow soon.

The replacement of the R32 EV can also be interpreted as the first sign for the new GT-R to come. There have long been rumors and hints from Japan that the GT-R R36 could come with an electric drivetrain and also be Nissan’s first model to have solid-state batteries.

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In the photo gallery we show two legendary generations of the GT-R in comparison.


Nissan announces a modification project based on the legendary Skyline GT-R R32, in which the powerful inline six cylinder is replaced by an electric motor. Godzilla under power, which can also be interpreted as the first glimpse of the future GT-R.