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Nissan wants to get us amped-up about the New York Auto Show, so they released a dark teaser image of a Nissan GT-R. Will Nissan throw their corporate buck-toothed grille on Godzilla? Maybe! Probably! Next week we’re likely going to get a glimpse of what may be the current-generation GT-R’s final stand before it turns into a hybrid-powered spaceship.

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It looks like Nissan is sticking it out with the current GT-R’s decade-old platform – well, at least for another year or so. Nissan released a teaser image of what is likely a facelifted 2017 GT-R, and the new car is expected to get Nissan’s corporate “V-motion” grille, new wheels, revised side skirts, new rear diffuser and revised rear lights, according to Autoguide.

Hopefully that grille doesn’t look quite as buck-tooth-y as the one on the Maxima.

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The Nissan GT-R was way ahead of its time when it launched at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show. The supercar earned its stripes for out-pacing even the most advanced supercars by incorporating the “smarter not harder” strategy, using sensors and computers to break physics.

So if the next generation GT-R, which should debut somewhere in the 2018 timeframe, is anywhere near as revolutionary as the current-gen was, we’re expecting some serious tech. Probably a hybrid powertrain for that instant-torque goodness.

In the meantime, maybe the 2017 refresh will at least add a few more ponies to the giant-slaying beast from Yokohama.

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If you’ve got a giant pool of drool on your keyboard right now, we’ve got good news: Hiroshi Tamura, Nissan’s chief product specialist for GT-R and NISMO, is fielding a Q&A next week here at Jalopnik.

Get your questions and your mind ready.