A source close to the project tells Inside Line that the next Nissan GT-R has not yet been approved for production.
Company CEO Carlos Ghosn, we're told, has not given the go-ahead to design and engineer the car. And he may never give it the green light.
In other words, it's possible that the Nissan GT-R in its modern form is a one-hit wonder.
Five years ago, the GT-R created a global phenomenon due to its combination of extreme performance, high technology and low price. Since then, Nissan's engineers have been slowly refining the R35 with subtle changes to its styling, suspension and engine output.
But all that time we assumed an all-new, fully redesigned model was in the works, possibly for the 2014 model year. There has even been speculation that the next-generation GT-R would get a hybrid drivetrain to keep it on the good side of the efficiency scale. Now, it's increasingly looking like that's not going to happen.