Nissan GT-R Prototype
After the first GT-R concept of 2001, comes the Nissan GT-R PROTO to preview the production model; from its original roots as a thoroughbred Japanese performance car, the new GT-R will now be a car sold globally. For the first time, the new GT-R will be designed as a specific body-style, and not derived from a sedan, the bespoke coupé having a prominent hood flanked by vertically-themed lights and monolithic grille which incorporates the bumper form.
The concept sketch illustrates a wrap-around screen and swage diving into hunched front arches, which lead into the pronounced front overhang: this contrasts with the tighter packaging at the rear, while the rear graphic retains the four circular beacons of previous models. When launched in 2007, this will be the first all-new GT-R model for eight years, and looks set to satisfy a new era of gamers.
I don't like the back of the prototype at all. Only concept art of course, but the taillights look like a cross between a Chevy Impala and a Vette.
And here's a built prototype shown by Nissan in Tokyo last year: