Aiding in that GT experience is support for autonomous driving, though Nissan says the “hyper LIDAR” and other sensors are also used during sportier driving. When you’re not on the road, a mixed reality simulator experience blends augmented reality and virtual reality, in a customized helmet.
Where, though, this leaves Nissan in terms of production plans remains to be seen. According to Nissan president and CEO Makoto Uchida, the automaker is hoping to get feedback on just how the Hyper Force is received, as it makes plans beyond its current EV lineup. “I would really like the customer and society to say, I really want Nissan,” the CEO said during the Japanese show.
While that may not mean a Hyper Force inspired new electric GT-R to replace the current, aging gas GT-R, that’s not to say we won’t see this emphasis on fun-to-drive as much as zero-emissions, as automakers try to strike a balance toward appealing to enthusiasts and to those wanting to go green.