If you had asked us a few months ago whether or not Nissan would ever make a GT-R Hybrid, the answer would have been an emphatic no.

Now, according to a report by Car and Driver, Nissan may be readying just such a car. Thanks to a little sleuthing, Car and Driver was able to uncover a recent trademark application for the “R-Hybrid” designation.

While the R-Hybrid designation by itself could easily mean an R version of another car, as Nissan has done in the past, C&D seems to think otherwise. The boys at C&D compared the font style and shape of the “R” to that used in the GT-R logo. And, according to them, they are a dead match.

The Nissan Juke-R was also thrown out as a possibility, but further investigation shows that the font on the GT-R is of the serif variety, while previous “R” badges on the Altima and Sentra have used a sans serif font.

But then again, it could just be Nissan refreshing the look of their “R” branding to match more closely with the GT-R. Head on over to Car and Driver for the full rundown. Interesting stuff, indeed.

Andrew covers the automotive industry for GTspirit from beautiful Southern California. He has been reviewing cars and covering news stories for the past four years for various different publications.